What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

1.20.2009

The Gleaner Fails...AGAIN!

Now anyone who knows me, knows that I have a constant bone ot pick with the Jamaica Gleaner, moreso the editors of this "national" newspaper because while writers are all human and bound to make errors, the editors are hired to EDIT the articles before they are presented to the public. 

To believe that back in the day students were encouraged to read the Gleaner as an example of proper writing technique! Now I suppose you could play "find all the grammatical errors" or better yet...use it fi sop up water pan groun or wrap up knife.

Nevertheless, as a Jamaican living abroad I reluctantly receive email notifications from the Gleaner online so as to keep myself abreast on what's NEW in Jamaica. Generally I browse the headlines and if I see an interesting article i'd read it in detail. 

But Monday January 19th 2009 marked the epic fail in the integrity of the Jamaica Gleaner in my eyes. Would you believe that on the cusp of the US President's Inauguration and so many other important events taking place both internationally and locally the Jamaica Gleaner had as it's HEADLINE the following???


Sex in recession - Prostitutes slash prices - Parlours see 50% decline - Layoffs hurt businesses
 Like seriously??? NO MAN!!! Gleaner needs to come better than that man! Isn't there a quality control division at the Jamaica Gleaner? Are the Editors both drunk and sniffing crack??? 

How does a story about prostitutes having to drop their prices EVER become front page news?? 

I would expect something like this from THE JAMAICA STAR but not the Gleaner.

Laaks it look like seh mi haffi guh start read Observer from now on. 

What is the world coming to???

Heaven help us all.

smh

Nadya Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."