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SABBATICAL STATE OF MIND

Infusing more life into life

April 30, 2018

We moved 9 times in 5 years. So, one of the gifts of staying put for the last 12 years is we’ve had the same postman.

Here are 3 cool things about our neighborhood postman:

1. He knows many of the families in our neighborhood. And our dogs and their names. Knowing na...

April 26, 2018

Today on the eat your way across Guyana Tour: Pepperpot. A local dish and a favorite for Christmas time. Originally from the Amerindians, our indigenous people, it is stewed meat cooked in a sauce derived from cassava called casreep. 

Loo...

April 25, 2018

Show up at the right time and you will find many of these pointer brooms in use at  Bourda Market. 

My parents spoke about them as though, on their own, they cleaned by magic. 

Over the years, I have noticed there’s a way to use this type of broom. Action from the wrist...

April 25, 2018

So, there’s actually a Bourda Market song. My guess is the song was a commercial jingle. I sang it to my cousins. I met them for the first time today. My cousins asked  “When did you leave Guyana?” I was born abroad. Funny how immigrant kids always have a little bit of...

April 23, 2018

Jason and I arrived at 10:44 for our 11:45 flight to Miami. We have planning this for months. On the evening of his 13th birthday we would journey to where our known family history began.

And, we would do the undoable.

We would break my Dad free of a word spell. “We...

April 19, 2018

So, earlier this week, I shared about my son’s gymnastics experience. Here’s a #principleinpractice for you, How we are coached matters. Like Coach Tarr said, we can grow through what we are experiencing, in sport, work, parenting, retirement, etc. In #30DayRules we pi...

April 10, 2018

Our son came 20th in the region (5 states) for his age group. He jumped off the pommel. It was the last event and the choice to jump off  instead of falling was in the last few seconds of the routine. That deduction dropped him from 10th to 20th. Oh well.

Now, the three...

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