Gran’s Dedication

My beautiful grandmother died today at 82 – May 19, 1920 – July 7, 2012. I dedicate all of my work on The Jamaica Land We Love GALA in memory of my late grandmother, Olga May Thompson-Stewart-Hanson. In fact, I dedicate it to all Jamaican Grand-Mothers as we are all too familiar with the importance …

Taj Mahal, India

Stars, sparkling, mystical in your eyes,
Hopes, high, flung up to the sky.
Feet, firm, naked on the ground,
In stillness, you fly.

Forward From ObamaMania

I will forever remember Aretha Franklin hitting it home at the 56th Inaugural of the 44th President of the United States, Barak Hussein Obama, as she paradoxically belted out, ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee’ to the tune of ‘God Save The Queen.’ “Land where my fathers died…” symbolized so very much for so many. Our …

The Return of the Prodigals

On September 26th, 2006, I departed Toronto on my maiden trek home to, the motherland, Africa. I am pleased to share a few of the blessings of this incredible voyage. I am grateful to Carole Adriaans, Founder/President of South African Women for Women (S.W.W.W.) and Board Member, Gwen Coffen for hosting my inimitable pal, Kevin …