The Summer of Youth

July 9th, 2015

The long, hot summer of 2015 stretches ahead of us. We are entering a deep drought. How are our young people going to spend those endless hours? The summer vacation is remarkably long, and only a small minority of young Jamaicans are lucky enough to travel or even to get out of their neighborhood for […]


Christmas in Trench Town

December 23rd, 2014

We drive down Collie Smith Drive. It is a wide road with a median and a gully down the middle, where people sometimes set up chairs to sit and watch the world go by. There is never much traffic. Goats rummage across a dark patch of thinly spread garbage in an area of open ground. […]