My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival

I’ve been playing mas for years. My daughter has seen me pack and unpack feathers and bedazzled bras for fifty million times. This year, she asked if she could go. Of course I said yes! My little 25% Caribbean heart (my granddad on my mom’s side is Jamaican) jumped with pride. So, I picked aContinue reading “My Daughter’s First Caribbean Carnival”

A Teacher Tomorrow

Today was the first day I wore my diamond wedding ring to work in 4 years. Most recently, I left the world of administration to return to teaching. This has been the best decision I’ve made in a long time. I was an assistant principal for four years. As a teacher for 10 years, IContinue reading “A Teacher Tomorrow”

Love and Other Countries

Love and other countries is a romantic collection of five short stories. Each story focuses on finding love in unique ways. Take the journey to discover love with Summer, Chandy, Natalie, Tandy, and Sadie, as they travel through cultures and cities. The delight of Caribbean culture, farmers markets, and music festivals spice up as theyContinue reading “Love and Other Countries”

Country Style Grill Off

Each year, Art Fennell hosts a grill off in Blenheim/ Bennettsville, South Carolina. Grill masters from all over come to showcase their best ribs and wings. We sampled food from Charlotte, all the way down to Georgia. Grill masters are judged on presentation and taste. I was so excited to see some of my favoriteContinue reading “Country Style Grill Off”

South Beach

Itinerary I’ve been to Miami several times, but this is my first time taking the kids. Therefore, I had to do a ton of research for kid friendly things to do. We went down for spring break. Many of my options were inspired by Mom Trotter. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, soContinue reading “South Beach”

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

Las Vegas When I was young, I assumed Vegas was only for old men who liked to gamble. Boy, was I wrong. So far, I’ve been twice and both times I had a blast. And I still haven’t done everything that I want to do yet. Flights aren’t crazy expensive, so I’ll be back. MyContinue reading “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”

Author Spotlight: Author Bailey Gee

Tell Us About Yourself I’m Bailey. I wrote poetry based on my experience living with mental health issues. I have been writing since I was a small child. Writing has always been an escape for me. I fell in love with poetry in high school. What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment I’mContinue reading “Author Spotlight: Author Bailey Gee”

Culture, Diversity, and the Elderly

Originally posted on September 9, 2021 by Bel Canzo If someone asked me what I think about the difference between my culture and America’s culture at this moment, I would probably cry. In Brazil, my country, we usually take care of our parents when they are not able to take care of themselves anymore. I wrote about this before, butContinue reading “Culture, Diversity, and the Elderly”