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FMM 11 14 14 Strange Magic

“There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air”~Robert Nesta Marley.   For a long time I resented the author Terry McMillan (of Stella fame).   Her semi-autobiographical novel set in Jamaica came out not long after my first trip to my adopted home after fourteen years of exile.  I felt quite strongly that somehow the seed […]

FMM 10 24 14 Year of Rebirth

“Ah but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”~ Bob Dylan   My daughter’s 35th birthday last weekend prompted my mind to scroll through pages of memories.  Not only of her childhood, but of a watershed year, one that followed my own 35th birthday.  For a start, I managed to get […]

FMM 01 04 13 Torn between two lovers

When my father plucked his entire family from Manchester, England and transferred us to the center of the island of Jamaica, he had no idea he was creating a lifelong dilemma for me. I am frequently pulled between two shores: the beautiful exotic island I grew up in and the severe, mysterious mountains of North […]