Things children teach you

There’s nothing like seeing your bad behaviour replicated in your children to cause you to commit to doing better. Whether it’s seeing traits of your trademark...

The real secret to her long life

Back in university I had a girlfriend, Liz, whose mother to used to warn her and her three sisters: “Don’t bother marry no Jamaican man, you hear! All they wan...

And not forsaking all others

Almost every time I attend a traditional wedding, either the preacher or a guest of a certain age will advise the couple – and, especially, the bride – to “kee...

Busting the super woman myth

“Because we can do anything, we have been led to believe we can do everything.” That’s a comment I’d read some time ago that immediately sprang to mind, the ot...

Mom vs the textbook

I don’t really want to fight with the education system, but it seems as if a particular textbook is trying to land me in a spot of bother.

Pay no interest in such a loan

Although I’ve written on this subject before, I promised a sister – her pain and disillusion being so great – that I’d write on it again: The Mighty Sparrow to...