Tin Mackerel & Curry – Finding your Tribe in a Strange Land

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 crept up, unbidden, more than once. Occasionally it stood before me naked for a millisecond before political 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…

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…