Jamaica 2012

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The Jungle

Feb 24, 2012 Quite a bit has happened and has been observed and reflected upon since my last post. Most significantly, in my mind, are the events of last night. The story starts a few days earlier, though. Sunday was Mr. Brown’s send off party. He’s touring several universities in the US to speak about … Continue reading


February 11,2012 Today was a success, despite a rough start. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Friday had taken most of my energy, so by the time I got back to my current residence I was ready to fall asleep. As mundane as this fact might be, it lead to me passing out around 7pm, … Continue reading

Week 2- Day to Day Living

Feb. 3, 2012 So you’ve probably noticed that there was quite a bit to write about my second week in the area. So much so, that writing became like a chore, or worse, homework. ha Either way, I’ve been procrastinating, which only makes it harder to write about everything I want to share with you. … Continue reading

Week 2: Culture

Feb. 2, 2012 RELIGION The Whytes are part of the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Christian denomination. Like I described before, service is full of joyful singing and dancing. I went to a service where people had just been baptized and I observed a wonderful little tradition. Towards the end of the service (hour … Continue reading

Week 2: Work & Play

Jan. 30, 2012 I am way too tired to write this, but I’m going to push through the fatigue long days hand out as a reward for hard work — just for you. What you have to look forward to: Classes Web Site Dead Yard Kingston: Take Two WORK Though I’ve already posted a few … Continue reading

Kingston Visit

Friday, January 27, 2012 Where to start? Mr. Brown was invited by the Cubans to a soiree in Kingston and so he invited me, along with some others, to join him as his guests. We left Westmoreland around 5am to get a head start on the 4 hour drive across the island. I didn’t sleep … Continue reading

Week 1

Friday, January 20, 2012 I started this week hopeful and excited. I arrived into chaos and confusion, and quickly began feeling I was in over my head. My host family and everyone else I’ve met so far are extremely friendly and I’m very comfortable as well, but I’ve been having trouble distinguishing English with a … Continue reading

Pre-Trip Reflections

I can’t sleep from the excitement.  This is ridiculous. Little old miss Moosette herself is actually going to do something crazy and completely new on her own and will have to depend on strangers to get her through it. Crazy.  I guess I’ll have to stop hiding behind all those kind souls that reached out … Continue reading