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On Love: How It Lingers, How It Lasts


Was there a garden or was the garden a dream? – Jorge Luis Borges (Adam Cast Forth) My mother skypes me in the morning (my morning, her night), and fills me in on the hummingbirds who’ve flown into her house…

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On Water and Belonging


All water has perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison 1) When driving from Kingston to Montego Bay, for a long stretch there’s nothing but fields, hills and trees. Green, green, green everywhere….

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As a Child


When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. –  1 Corinthians 13:11 1) This has been a quiet…

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After Me, A Flood of Regrets?


In this life, we’re coming in from the cold…Why do you look so sad and forsaken? When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open? –Bob Marley (Coming in from the Cold) Years ago, my friend TD and I…

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“I Get High on (the) Memory”


Birthdays: 1) The most memorable birthdays I’ve had were in multiples of six, so I already know this year will be a bust. I remember my sixth birthday clearly, I woke up for school and there were presents lined up on my dresser….