Tin Mackerel & Curry – Locating your Tribe in the Wilderness

I  grudging ate chicken back and I despised callaloo. Growing up,  I longed for cornflakes (a rare treat – barrel come, oh!), bacon, eggs with waffles. I was well in my teens before I even tasted the latter, and I could barely mask my disappointment. Moments before I had gushed to my uptown classmate that it was…

Dear David: I’m Sorry I Called You a Stupid Refugee

Ok, I didn’t really. But the thought came, unbidden, more than once. Occasionally it stood naked for a millisecond before politically correctness, even in the recesses of my mind, forced me to clothe the ragged sentiment. When I learned his status (this is while we were still civil), David became the first refugee I hadn’t…

VOIP-onomics: WiFi, Immigration and Who killed the Telegram

A telegram? It’s 2017 –   do those things still exist? I was watching Cool Runnings on Netflix (it’s a gutsy, feel good tale about Jamaican Bob sledders who entered the 1988 Winter Olympics even though the island’s average temperature is around 96° and they’d never seen snow before. It’s good 😀. One of the characters got an “urgent” telegram…

Before you Pack, Jack: 6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Moving to Another Country

The Twitterverse got loud on March 6, 2017 as indignant fingers pounded keyboards and angrily tapped smartphone screens to voice their displeasure online. Ben Carson, the newly appointed US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development had equated slaves to immigrants and social media wasn’t having it, no sir! How dare he compare people yanked from their homes and forced into…