Reckless Driving 

If you’ve followed me at all over the years, you’ll notice I don’t blog regularly. Or, I start up all hot and sweaty and then fall off the map.

There’s a very simple reason for that: uncertainty.

It’s amazing to get positive feedback from those who enjoy my writing (so please, keep that coming!) and obviously I see value in the endeavor or I wouldn’t do it at all. However, given the fact that all I do is offer a commonsense perspective, I often wonder if I’m not just shouting into the void. After all, I ask myself, does anyone really need me to point out the obvious over and over again?

It turns out the answer is yes.

Yes.

A thousand times, YES.

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Because, in the year of our Lord, 2016 — a time when we have pocket-sized computers that allow us to communicate with people all over the world in real time — it turns out that Trinbagonians not only need someone to force them to secure their children in a moving vehicle, they feel comfortable arguing that they should NOT have to do so. Continue reading “Reckless Driving “

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Dotish Hall of Fame Pt. 3

My people. My Trinbagonian people. Can I talk to you for a second?

Can I — Come sit by me. Scoot in close like we’s famalee.

Here’s the thing. I want to believe that most of us are sensible people. We have a basic understanding of right and wrong. We have enough common sense to get ourselves out of bed and off to work without forgetting to breathe on the way. We’re not so bad, right?

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If I Were the IRO…

The rainy season has officially begun, but things are hotter than ever here in Sweet T&T, where the volume of disturbing issues to be addressed threatens to bury our activists under a mountain of pure WTF IS HAPPENING HERE?

The latest bit of insanity to emerge comes courtesy of the Inter-Religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (IRO), which, apropos of nothing, inexplicably decided to go public in support of child marriage.

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You read that right, Coolio. (via giphy.com)

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Child Endangerment

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and blog about the state of Sweet T&T (you know what they say about life getting in the way), but while I’ve been going about the business of freelancing and toddler-wrangling, I’ve been keeping an eye on the headlines blowing up my various social media feeds. What I’ve been seeing… it’s not good. Not good at all.

Amidst the concerns about a recession (and the attendant skyrocketing prices) and the chatter about Carnival (and the attendant skyrocketing prices), there’s been a disquietingly regular trend of stories regarding brutality towards children. Continue reading “Child Endangerment”