Monthly Archives: January 2022

FMM 1 21 2022 On the Tiptoe of Expectation

“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” ~ James Baldwin. My father was a minister (parson, preacher) by education and vocation, but became a teacher when we moved to Jamaica. He had two jobs, his charge of three churches, and to be chaplain and parttime Bible Knowledge teacher at the high […]

FMM 1 14 2022 Reggaefication Redux

“Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous.” ~ Ravi Zacharias. I may be prejudiced, but there is something special about Jamaica the country and Jamaica the people.  When my mother was in the last decade of her life, after she had lost her life partner (married for 66 years, engaged for 3 years before […]

FMM 1 7 2022 Let’s talk about…

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” ~ Maximilien Robespierre. I must have been in my forties when I learned something about my family I had never known before.  I learned it around the same time as the rest of my siblings, although I […]