Coming From Where I’m From: Bridging “D” Gap!

So this is it, the end of my feature. My last contribution comes to you courtesy of the lovely, helpful, and supportive D of Life in the D Lane. I truly appreciate your time as I know you’re writing for various online magazines/sites, so a huge thank you for you time.  I hope you all enjoy and visit D’s page sometime. She’s a riot and I adore her, she’s one of the reasons I need to make it to New York this year! Continue reading

Coming From Where I’m From: The Tram Stamp (…of Approval)

As always I’d like to start out by saying thank you to my contributor for dedicating time and energy to do this for me. I feel your pride in this one. I like your twist on the “assignment” and so I’m keeping it as is. Without further delay I invite you on my tour with Unknown Black Male (check him out, because he’s funny, witty, and I luv him!). You’ve sold me on this one and one day you’ll be referred to as Known Black Male! Enjoy everyone.

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Coming From Where I’m From: Tracita in Bogota

Hello loves, this week I give you the lovely and very sweet Tracita of Globetracer. You know the drill, if you’ve never been to the blog, check her out. Have I ever led you astray? As always I have to give my thank you to Tracita for taking the time to do this for me and for you guys to discover something new to do should you travel to her neck of the woods. Enjoy and leave a comment or two. Continue reading

Coming From Where I’m From: Lola Says, Go Ask Joe Mama!

This week’s contribution comes to you via the lovely Ms. Lola of The Choklit Factory, if you haven’t visited her blog, you ought to! There at The Choklit Factory you’ll discover new music and will be able to see what Lola thinks of new releases etc. I won’t ramble, just follow the link and satisfy your sweet tooth! Lola, thank you so much for contributing. I’ll put this place on my must do when I make a return trip to Toronto one of these days. Happy Monday everyone and enjoy. Continue reading

Coming From Where I’m From: A(‘s) Secret Garden

Next up is the lovely Ayanna. Ayanna is my school mate and friend (I need to see you sometime this year lady!). Thanks A, thanks for contributing this post and opening my eyes to the gardens. I clicked on the site last year when I was looking for something to do out of town, I just never went through with it. From your description and the above picture, I’ll definitely make it out there this summer. Everyone, the lovely Ayanna and also check out her blog aMg. Continue reading

Coming From Where I’m From: A Goddess in Toronto

G.I., modeling at her first band launch. Summer 2011!

By now you should all be familiar with the lovely Goddess Intellect. She’s first up in the ‘Coming From Where I’m From’ blog feature series. I’ve asked Goddess along with a few other blog friends to share what it is about their city that makes their hearts swell with pride. It can be an event or a special spot where you hang with friends to party or a spot where you go for some self inflicted solitude. As a person who loves to travel and is looking forward to more travel as the years go by, it never hurts to know which cities to hit and which events are a must! Enjoy! I give you G.I. Continue reading

Jamaica Chronicles Pt. II: In Everything Around Me

Sites along the way...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 1:

It’s early morning, I’m sitting on the veranda with my grandmother.  She just handed me a plate of fried ripe plantains, a fried egg, a slice of hard dough bread (I love this stuff) and a hot steaming cup of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain coffee.  So delicious.  Life is good right now.

I love this moment.  Sitting here with my grandmother is priceless.  She’s taken up coloring.  She loves to color, it’s how she passes her days once she’s done feeding grandkids, grown ass kids, neighborhood kids, and whatever other stray wanders into the yard. I love listening to her telling me stories, or gossiping about neighbors, cursing out people who are too “fresh” and most of all, I love staring at her face.  Life is so short, I’m sitting here missing my grandfather’s chuckle and I’m trying to make sure I have just as many fond memories of my grandma. Continue reading