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On birthdays

There are Mondays. Then there are Mondays after your birthday (which is always a little emotional for me) – when you’ve celebrated quietly and avoided all but the most essential questions. What have I accomplished? Is it what I’m meant to be doing? Is it what I’ve dreamt of doing? What’s next? Who’s coming with […]

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The Names of Our Places

This map came across my screen earlier today and I’ve been captivated by it. I’ve been trying to imagine how to make the sounds, how to say the words, and then to imagine what the word-pictures would conjure in the landscape. My paternal Jamaican grandmother said that we are Arawak. That means I have a […]

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me + the sea

It’s connected these 49 years in profound ways, stitching together my life + histories in these Atlantic shores. Photo credit: Sarah Lee via Unsplash – @hisarahlee always there for me – dreamy, deep blue vistas; quirky seaside salt life; a bubbly surf that hugs and strokes. I’ve missed it, like a lover – living city […]

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I (finally) Love My Fine, Thin Hair

learning to love my fine and thin hair