• Jean-Michel Basquiat, book review
    10 January 20150 COMMENTS
    Jean-Michel Basquiat was brilliant, unstable and mainly unlikable. This is portrait that emerges from this thick biography Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban. The trajectory of his ...
  • Ousmane Sembene, Book Review
    06 December 20140 COMMENTS
    I met Ousmane Sembene in Toronto years ago. He was a handsome man and a sharp dresser in his trademark cap. His pipe never left his mouth. Sembene was in his 80s then, but did not look it. The ...
  • Buffalo: nice wings, shame about the city
    15 November 20140 COMMENTS
    Here‘s the thing – I really tried hard to like Buffalo. The city is about an hour’s drive away from Toronto. Its location is perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. A city has to be ...
  • Canadian women enjoy holiday boyfriends in Jamaica
    08 November 20140 COMMENTS
    “I go to Jamaica every year. Down there a woman like me can get plenty of attention,” said Erin Drummond. She was plumb at the top, at the middle and at the bottom. She did not want her real ...
  • Tobago: Returning to My Genetic Homeland
    28 October 20140 COMMENTS
    I was born in England. My parents had migrated from their tropical island – Tobago – anticipating a better life. I have wondered whether it is a twist of fate that I migrated to the ...
  • Infertility and Black Women
    22 October 20140 COMMENTS
    Infertile black women live with a medical, financial and mental crisis. And all the odds are stacked against them. Being infertile and a black woman seem to be an oxymoron. Historically, black ...
Flying Fish and Cou-Cou: The Bajan National Dish
20 February 2015 0 COMMENTS
Cou-Cou • 2 cups water • 10 small okra, finely sliced • 1/4 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon hot ...
Carnival photos to make you smile
13 February 2015 0 COMMENTS
It is winter in Toronto and carnival time in Trinidad. If you can’t get there in person, then these photos can take you there in spirit. Click on the ...
Cool desk accessories
06 February 2015 0 COMMENTS
These cool desk accessories will help to get you through those tough days at the office. Just looking at them will make you smile. A smile always makes the work and the world brighter. Sombrero Wire Manager. No more tangled and messy cords with this ...
Entrepreneur success means having a business and a family plan
How to get your family to support your new business idea. The family is complaining – loudly at the dinner table. This is their third day of eating rice, corn and barbecue chicken. They are tired of it. The poor kids refused to touch it. They had ...
How We Crossed the Sahara Dessert
24 January 2015 0 COMMENTS
The view from the camel’s back was astonishing – sand and more sand in every direction. The Sahara Dessert seemed to stretch to infinity. The sand dunes played tricks with my eyes – they looked like silvery ocean waves undulating and glistening ...
Jean-Michel Basquiat, book review
10 January 2015 0 COMMENTS
Jean-Michel Basquiat was brilliant, unstable and mainly unlikable. This is portrait that emerges from this thick biography Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban. The trajectory of his life is the script of talented but unloved boy who ...
The Ruins in the Dessert, Colossi of Memnon
31 December 2014 0 COMMENTS
Two massive statues stood in a field in Karnak, Egypt. They were old and battered. The faces were erased by time, sand and ungentle hands. Yet, the statues still radiated power and dignity. I was staring at the Colossi of Memnon. The statues were ten ...