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Historical Prose

Happy Anniversary to Us

Happy 55th. Anniversary Trinbago (a name coined locally for our twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago).We have so much to celebrate, for which to be grateful. We live on two glorious but totally different islands. We have outstanding citizens who have brought glory to our country in academics, sport, science, the arts, even beauty […]

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Historical

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day… I sigh, ‘We’ve come a long way baby’ ‘Tis no lie, But brother we have a long long way to go still. We are right up there in education, In sport, in commerce and of course We have oil and natural gas, The pitch lake… two breathtaking islands Where beauty and talent abound, […]

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Historical Prose

1990 – 2017

On this day, July 27th. 1990, a group of militants, under the leadership of the head of a Black Muslim group took over our Parliament, the main local tv station, and held our country to ransom. Many lives were lost and many buildings in our capital city and elsewhere, including a police station were burnt […]

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Historical Photography poetry

Minton’s Pond at Rose Hill

A walk from the house past the blueberries and the vegetable garden will get you there. At ninety-one she drives the lawnmower. Pine trees and a bench Mark the best place to fish. Bream and bass bite the crickets from the Exxon store down the road Eat the worms we found under leaf litter in […]

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Historical Photography Prose

Living at the Edge of the Swamp

Twenty-seven years ago on a warm February morning, my husband Steve and I parked our car behind the car of a real estate agent and followed him on foot along an old road that led through the woods. He was showing us a tract of nine acres of God’s earth on the Georgetown County side […]