Johnny Come Lately

Johnny Come Lately Happy Belated St.Patty’s Day St.Patrick is huge where I live. They have parades for this saint in towns upon towns across the USA. I don’t pretend to be religiously inclined but I do embrace other people’s  desire to stay connected to their beliefs. In the Poconos the parade is very family oriented.…

PTR Literature: Inna Calabash

One of my friends would always joke that my people’s history could have been his people’s history…but instead the boat dropped my people off first. There was slavery in the Caribbean, nothing as brutal as the madness that occurred in the USA but slavery is slavery. Lorna Goodison is fast becoming a favorite of mine.…

Bajan Invasion: The Finale

I was not kidding when I said your story means more to me than you could ever know. My ultimate wish? Hell I wish I could grab us a bottle of coconut rum, maybe some good grass if that’s your twist, sit back under a tree somewhere and vibe while you tell me what made…

PTR Literature: Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid was born in Antigua, 1949, and later moved to the US. Her poem Girl is honest and insightful. If you were “raised” and not left to your own devices while growing up then you received some version of this life lesson over time. Miss Kincaid’s adviser in this poem hit that poor girl…

Bajan Invasion Part ii

You got to meet Qwiz, Bajan American with a background in music management, media promotion and production. Want a refresher? Here’s the post where we looked at a bit of Qwiz’s History. I am fascinated with all of you. Everyone has a story and I’ve made it my mission to share as many of yours…