December 23rd, 2016

Reading Ancient Texts Responsibly

by Clinton Chisholm

At the risk of further irritating the ignorant but proud online critics who waxed warm against my ‘Misreading the Bible’ column in the Jamaica Observer of December 18, 2016, I share additional pointers which first appeared in the Barbados Advocate …

December 23rd, 2016

Misreading the Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

The Bible is probably the only ancient text that any Mike, Mary or Marcia waxes warm about despite stark ignorance of the book’s actual texts and historical contexts (plural).

The lay critic may be very educated but (s)he and even …

December 23rd, 2016

Stimulus & Response Revisited

by Clinton Chisholm

It seems that a few who read my letter to the editor about the Yellow Pages issue thought, like Mr. Robert Dalley, that I was dismissing the power of stimuli. On the contrary, I just wanted to focus on response …

December 23rd, 2016

The Yellow Pages Storm in a Thimble

by Clinton Chisholm

If you have a problem with the front cover of your copy of the current Jamaican yellow pages directory (dance hall scene) why not just flip it over to the back cover (ska/rocksteady scene) or better still just tear off …

December 2nd, 2016

President Elect Trump: My Hunch

by Clinton Chisholm

Though what happens elsewhere is international news and thus should attract our interest it seems to me that criticisms of American political realities from non-Americans is tinged with impertinence. So I stand indicted like so many of us here.

The …

November 23rd, 2016

Integrity: Towards a Definition

by Clinton Chisholm

 

Some time back I heard an account, perhaps anecdotal or fictitious, about a man who was stealing electricity and a friend rebuked him about it by saying “Robbie yu cyaan do dat man yu a rab revenue.” His angry …