It’s been a busy couple of months! I finally passed my manuscript on to a few friends and their feedback is streaming in. I swear these friends could be diplomats. Their criticism finesse and ideas for improvement have me on the edge of my seat salivating for more, eager to get back to editing. Maybe I’m just excited to receive feedback and bounce ideas [...]
The novel, Dog-heart, tells the story of an unlikely relationship that develops between Sahara, an educated middle class Jamaican woman, and Dexter, a boy from a ghetto who helps support his family through begging. The book alternates Sahara’s voice as narrator and Dexter’s local patois voice, and follows the complexities that unravel with Sahara’s desire [...]
I had the pleasure of learning of Diana McCaulay when she came to Seattle last Spring to present her film, Jamaica for Sale, through the World Affairs Council at the University of Washington.
Jamaica for Sale is a documentary about tourism and unsustainable development. The film examines environmental, social and economic damage inflicted by large-scale hotel development. Jamaica for [...]
Taking a paid, guided horseback ride in the northern mountains of Nicaragua is nothing like a guided horseback ride in the United States. For one, I can’t imagine an American operation thinking it a good idea for an inexperienced six year old to ride and control his own horse for six hours.
But the confidence of Jamie, our Nica guide, assured me. Or [...]
Last week I attended a screening of the documentary, Jamaica for Sale, presented by co-producer, Diana McCaulay.
The film investigates how the explosion of mega resorts gobbling up Jamaica’s coastline has affected the country. Here’s the low-down:
Citizens are booted off land they’ve lived on for decades They’re no longer allowed access to beaches they’ve swam at all their life The coral reefs and fish are [...]
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