We complain about people leaving Jamaica and going elsewhere; we argue with ‘foreigners’ coming in and controlling Jamaican resources. But whether we’re here or elsewhere; whether we try it alone or work with teams here are the facts: 1. our people need help. 2. they don’t care where it comes from. 3. we really actually CAN make…

Dear Jude: Hi-FIVE

Dear Jude, you are 5 months old today. That’s 20 weeks. 140 days. It seems impossible to me that the previous 28+ years (or roughly 1,462 weeks ) of my life have been completely redefined in the context of you, but they have indeed. Your little face, your huge grins, your tiny cackles and giant spirit have…

Toes say I love you. And that is all.

Dear Rich (I heart my husband)

I don’t think I tell my husband enough that I love him. And I have all kinds of love for my husband. Years before we were ever even a couple we were friends. In Spanish, they say “somos muy amigos”- quite literally ‘we’re very friends’ and I think that says it much better than the…

Pregnancy is a Mutha #9

Thing 9 And here’s the truth, the whole truth. By this final month, no matter how this child came to be in your life, no matter if she was planned or nature’s own little surprise party for you; no matter if she is inside your body, or being carried by another, no matter if you…

I have no real school spirit of my own, so I borrow my husband’s- for whom Wolmer’s is never merely a ‘school’ but instead a Way of Life. Champs: brace thineself. ~Image by Timba Military.

Dear Jude: be your best you

Dear Jude, you were born in the middle of a real baby boom, surrounded by friends who will all be within months of your own age. I promise to do my best to help you integrate healthily with your friends, while defending your right to be wholly and utterly you. I promise to encourage teamwork,…

I don’t sweat. Sweat is essentially the urine of the pores. I choose to hold it in. “Rajiv”, from NBC’s Outsourced