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With Love to Dalip Khadaroo, “Chaser Brother”

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February 7, 1943- June 17, 2017 Christened Dalip Khadaroo, my cousin was best known by his nickname, Chaser. To us and the Putkoo children, “brother” was added, and colloquially the names morphed into Chaser Brother. This affectionate title was derived … Continue reading

Remembering Asha

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Asha Dhanraj-Ramdhan. Childhood friend, playfellow, classmate. Living four houses down from mine, we spent the early growing years walking, talking, eating chow and other similar important things. Those idyllic hours spent in the river, baking in the golden sun, and … Continue reading

Dear Radiance

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Dear Radiance, Your name means light. Brilliance. Charisma, your name means “gift of grace”, and “gifts of the Holy Spirit”. You are meant for more than this world. You are made for eternity. I’ve loved you forever, before you were … Continue reading

Honouring Smokey

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The maxim drummed in my ear, a refrain that was indefensible. Over and over it revved in my brain, Once is a mistake. Twice is a pattern. Three times is a habit. And over and over I wondered why I … Continue reading

Is Wait a Heavy Load?

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Usually when a person waits for another it implies that he/she is at standstill. At rest. She ceases to move for the other individual is the one in action. He lingers while the other catches up.  The familiar, often-quoted verse … Continue reading

Sautéed Kale, Anyone?

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When the graphic designer of my new picture book, L’alphabet à la ferme, sent me pictures to choose for the k word, I honestly did not know which picture of kale was  more suitable. I had zero knowledge of kale. … Continue reading

Waiting for Tomorrow’s Miracle

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When Jesus was laid dead and cold, finished in the tomb, no one imagined that He would defy the impossible. Guards were posted to secure His body from being stolen. Measures were taken to defy what He had said, “After … Continue reading

Move That Dream – Insight #9

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Insight: A handful of people, a small minority with the right connections, get placed at the top. For those of us who have no connections, merit must get us to the top, and we must do our homework in order … Continue reading

Review of DEAR DEB by Margaret Terry

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Margaret Terry writes with transparency that is compelling. Her letters in “Dear Deb” are an unfolding of her life, more of an autobiography, told in short chapters and not necessarily in chronological order. As she sets out to support an … Continue reading

Time Management #7 -Conclusion- STRIKETHROUGH TO BREAKTHROUGH

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Recap of the series: 1. You can learn to manage time. Reflect on things you have done (which at first you were doubtful you could achieve) and let them motivate you can make similar successful strides towards effective time management. … Continue reading