The Subtle Art of Being Subtle

December 23rd, 2016

At yoga class the other evening, the teacher of my teacher (he spoke to us via her laptop) talked about “being subtle.” This is what we should aim for, said the teacher of my teacher. I was surprised that he used this word in the context of meditation and yoga. What was that, again? I looked […]


Bringing Back the Humanity to Tourism

June 2nd, 2015

Tourism is Jamaica’s “bread and butter.” Right? At least as far as foreign exchange is concerned. It makes up roughly 30 per cent of our GDP, which is not to be sneezed at. Despite ongoing crime and violence (which would be a major turn-off for me, quite frankly, if I was a tourist) Jamaica is […]


Taking a Breather

February 10th, 2015

Phew! This year has been pretty intense so far, hasn’t it? All across the island, people and organizations and communities are launching themselves into new projects. The University of the West Indies has been going full throttle with important seminars and lectures we don’t want to miss. The question is how to find that elusive […]