2014 Ja Back to School List: Books, Bag, Bucket o’ Water…

A couple of years ago when folks were especially gung-ho about introducing tech (e.g., tablets) into Jamaican schools as the way to improve the education system, I pointed out that too many schools still had pit latrines, and suggested that perhaps the focus should be on upgrading those basic facilities before pushing ahead with integrating … Continue reading

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

It’s remarkable how a shower can raise one’s mood.  Just this evening I took a shower before heading out to dinner with friends. It was a warm & soothing shower, something to which I have grown unconsciously accustomed.  Even growing up in Jamaica when we didn’t have a hot water heater I’d still be able to take warm showers…mostly … Continue reading