This is a meta-post about blogging. As I pass 2,000 page views I-and-I would be remiss if I didn’t say THANKS. Thanks for reading this blog, for making it worthwhile to continue. When I started this endeavor I wasn’t sure how it would be received, especially since it was started at a time when I felt there was a lot of unfair criticism being directly … Continue reading Thanks
A new and innovative tool, almost universally acclaimed, which is taking the internet by storm is twitter, a blog for short thoughts (with 140 characters max) that allows quick posts on the go (can be updated by text message as well as by internet.) After some trouble I have been able to add a Twitter RSS to the sidebar and will post short updates there … Continue reading Now twittering
More and more I’m confused as to which news I’m reading. I have not read the news in Jamaica for the day yet, but still there is talk of scrap metal thieves helping themselves to manhole covers, and grave robberies. When I read the news from Jamaica there are bombings like those normally seen in Iraq. Times are really getting serious, there seems to be … Continue reading Which news is this?
I-and-I want to write a post and at the same time I-and-I don’t want to write the post. As I was composing the last post here, I decided that the very next post would be to analyze some of the steps that could and should be taken to stem the tide of bloodshed currently over-flowing the levee of “economically-depressed” ghettos; and threatening to flood Jamaica … Continue reading Di decoder ring
This is an open letter to tell all editors, journalists, columnists and stenographers calling yourselves journalists: This blog is not your enemy. This blog is a fan, a friend. This blog wishes you well. This blog follows your work closely, reads your lines and then between your lines. Can this blog not be forgiven for thereafter scribbling in the margins? For standing up for those … Continue reading This blog is not your enemy
There can be no denying that Clovis is a talented illustrator and satirist. Las May is the only other regular political/social cartoonist in Jamaica enjoying wide publication and there is simply no comparison as Clovis is in color and more colorful! Which is exactly why Clovis’ renderings are heart-rending for their partisan attacks on PNP politicians, and for the flagrantly misogynistic and homophobic cheap-shot humor … Continue reading Come up for air, Clovis
Jamaica Gleaner op-ed columnist Vernon Daley tells a harrowing tale in today’s column titled “Beware the Panic Button.” He was a passer-by shortly after the shooting of (7) seven people in a drive-by shooting, and his passengers, shaken after witnessing the horrors of that crime’s aftermath expressed a desire to see a “shoot first, questions after” model of policing take effect in Jamaica. Is the solution really to … Continue reading The “Shoot Poor People” School of Crime Fighting