Summer 2016 Musings green green grass
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Summer 2016 Musings #14 – Green Green Grass

Last summer was brutal on my sparse garden. I planted a few palms a few years back and they suffered. The four lowly plants to the north wall, had been burned black. Yes, you heard right Burnt Black! This year, I vowed that it would be different. So far, my weekly yard soaks have encouraged… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #14 – Green Green Grass

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Jamaican Wedding: Romantic wedding venues

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2011, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe People work hard at pulling of a great event when they are planning their wedding. Brides tend to go all out, in bringing in different flowers, food, beverages and cakes. They try to find the best romantic wedding venues and caterers. All their efforts… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: Romantic wedding venues

Summer 2016 Musings Pitter-patter
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Summer 2016 Musings #13 – Pitter Patter on the Roof

As I put on a fresh coat of paint on my summer home renovation project, I feel the hot noon day transition with the cool winds. My arms burn from pushing and pulling the paint brush along ten feet of wall space. I turn and look at a cluster of clouds. There is a storm… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #13 – Pitter Patter on the Roof

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Summer 2016 Musings #12 – Chilling in my Sunroom

Its the morning after Labour Day and I am tired. Still, I manage to wake with the new dawn and thank God for another beautiful morning. I woke quickly. Pulling myself from a dream that showed more misbehavior than happy adventures. There is no adjustment needed for me when I wake up in the mornings.… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #12 – Chilling in my Sunroom

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Summer 2016 Musings #11 – Construction Changes

As the heat intensifies, the changes on my mom's house progresses. I thought it too much, to expect us to bear this persistent summer's heat under the present conditions. According to official weather records, earth has seen 12 straight months of record temperatures in 137 years, of record keeping. The planet is only getting hotter. So,… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #11 – Construction Changes

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Summer 2016 Musings #10 – Disappointments

A disappointment is not readily admitted where pride exists. Feelings are not loyal to their owners. They disclose to any one who would observe, what the truth of the matter is. Sometimes, even the owner would blind their own sight to deny the reality of things. But luckily, the time we spend in the dark… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #10 – Disappointments

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Summer 2016 Musings #9 – The Willie Lynch Syndrome

It is not beneath us to respect one another; young to old, man to woman, friend to foe. Today, I was in the Old Hope Road KFC waiting at the counter for my number to be called. The server said, 428 and a short, dark man, walking with a agitated stride which caused him to… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #9 – The Willie Lynch Syndrome

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Summer 2016 Musings #8 – When Nature Calls

Summer 2016 Musings #8 – Nature CallsSummer 2016 Musings #8 – Nature CallsIt is that time again. When my soul begs to be replenished, in the deep hills of my country. This cry rises as I stare at the full lady moon. Her bluish glare touch my window sill and my soul yearns. All that… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #8 – When Nature Calls

panda with ice cooling down from the heat
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Summer 2016 Musings #7 – Ice Chips

Its midnight, the heat sits on my skin like a lazy teenager. I had long switched off the screens and rested my head on a lukewarm pillow. Miserable. Sleep evades me like a nerdy teenager, looking for a date to the prom. Ice chips! They circle in my mind's eye, promising to cool, at least my… Continue reading Summer 2016 Musings #7 – Ice Chips

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Jamaican Wedding: The usefulness of magazines in the wedding planning process

Planning a wedding is an exciting event. Many women look forward to doing this their whole lives. Some even take it on as a career as coordinators and wedding planners. However, not many brides or couples are informed about how to plan a wedding or what are their options. Many who can afford the expenditure… Continue reading Jamaican Wedding: The usefulness of magazines in the wedding planning process