Spring Reflections: Truth crushed to earth will rise again

Spring Reflections: Truth crushed to earth will rise again

With the last frosts of Winter slowly giving way to the warm, dewy optimism of Spring in Europe, I find myself pre-occupied with many divergent thoughts. Beyond what is transpiring on a geopolitical scale in Ukraine and the seeming fading of the Covid pandemic, I am...
Berlin Revisited

Berlin Revisited

This week’s blogpost comes from Berlin, my favorite city in Europe, where I’ve spent the past four days unwinding by meeting friends and soaking up the artistic sights and sounds of the city. This short holiday was much needed to rekindle the embers of my...
Book Review: Road to Wigan Pier (George Orwell)

Book Review: Road to Wigan Pier (George Orwell)

I found Road to Wigan Pier quite a difficult book to read. I started and stopped several times, but in the end managed to persevere to the finish. Although George Orwell is a widely acclaimed fiction author, this particular non-fiction work from him felt bland and...
Book Review: No Name In the Street (James Baldwin)

Book Review: No Name In the Street (James Baldwin)

“I’m black and I’m proud: yet I suppose that the most accurate term, now, for this history, this particular and peculiar danger, as well as for all persons produced out of it and struggling in it, is: Afro American. Which is but a wedding, however, of two...
Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

In this week’s blogpost I would like to introduce you to two of the main characters in my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. The story unfolds on the tiny West Indian island of St. Vincent (called Hiroona by the Black Caribs), over the...
Reflections of a Covid Survivor – Part 1

Reflections of a Covid Survivor – Part 1

This week, after nearly two years, the pandemic finally hit home. Amid disturbing news headlines about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I tested positive for the corona virus. It was quite odd at first to accept that after such a long time I had finally contracted...
The Poetry in My Writing Journey

The Poetry in My Writing Journey

Recently, I had an intriguing conversation with a friend who is currently reading my autobiography, Walking in Footsteps of Promise. I enquired what she had found interesting thus far and her answer was quite surprising. She said that the poems at the beginning of...
Book Review: Beloved (Toni Morrison)

Book Review: Beloved (Toni Morrison)

“That anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you. Dirty you so bad you couldn’t like yourself anymore. Dirty you so bad you forgot who you were and couldn’t think it...
Book Review: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

Book Review: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

I must preface this review by stating that The Alchemist came highly recommended by several acquaintances and friends. I was told that it would be an inspiring, life changing book that would offer encouragement for the pursuit of my dreams. Perhaps this may have led...

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