April 7, 2016

“Pushing through, trying to stay positive, really hard.” These were the phrases that littered my conversation with Jillian earlier this week. Looking at her situation it’s easy to see why. Jillian is in physical pain – deep, continuous, and mind-bending pain. She is a...

September 11, 2014

As I pulled up the blinds the sun came streaming through the window and I gave thanks for the beautiful sunshine. As the blind went up so did the little spider hanging on for dear life. After assisting him with relocation services I gave thanks again that he was no lon...

April 18, 2014

It’s been five long months for my jobless friend. Money is tight, the marriage is strained, and her feeling of self-worth is plummeting.


Self-worth has to do with how you feel about your usefulness or importance – in the world at large, to another person, or to your pu...

December 19, 2013

Liz looked lovely. She had on a dress that not only flattered her figure but it was also bright and festive without being gaudy. Her demeanor was just as festive and she smiled brightly when she walked into the room and greeted me. We have not been friends long but I e...

December 12, 2013

If there was ever a time to feel this way, the month of December makes you feel it twice as much. You know what I mean, the feeling that there is way too much to do and just not enough time to do it all. Apart from your regular workload there are the extra events and p...

December 5, 2013

“Really?” asked Edwin, “You found that many people who do that sort of thing?”


“Actually,” I responded, “there were others interested too. Some had emailed to say that while they could not attend this year they hoped to come in the following year. Some were too far awa...

November 28, 2013

For Americans it’s a big deal, the Thanksgiving Holiday. It’s their largest travel period and it’s often more likely for the family to get together on this holiday than Christmas. As a Jamaican we never celebrated Thanksgiving so even though I now live in the US - albe...

November 21, 2013

It seems all backwards really when you hear the trainers in the gym say that lifting weights tears your muscles but it’s a good thing. It sounds like something you should avoid, like the plague, but when done properly you actually grow in the process.


Lets be clear, I’...

November 14, 2013

It landed on the stonewall right in front of us. I found myself watching it’s every move and realized Paul was just as mesmerized by the wasp when he raised his hand to block the sun, casting a shadow over it. He wondered what it would do, “because,” he said, “they see...

November 7, 2013

There are some mornings you don’t want to face no matter how positive a person you normally are. Sometimes it’s just the thought of the daily grind, sometimes it’s because you have a chore that seems daunting. Yet, you have to get up and get going. Sigh. What’s the bes...

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