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

The Yellow Pages Storm in a Thimble

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 reply …

November 18th, 2016

Parenting: No Child’s Play

by Clinton Chisholm

 

It’s parenting month and I urge a mischievous thought. Either God gave children to parents to teach them [the parents] patience/humility or God gave parents to children that children might be trained by them. Whatever, there is a teaching responsibility …

November 8th, 2016

Jamaica: A Jericho Road Without a Samaritan?

by Clinton Chisholm

Jamaica: A Jericho Road Without a Samaritan

The narrow approximately 20 mile stretch of road from Jerusalem to Jericho mentioned in the parable of the Samaritan (Lk. 10:30-37) was infested with robbers or bandits who hid out in the caves along the way. We are so familiar …