Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

Choosing Family We have many folklore, proverbs and sayings in Jamaican on many topics but the one that is at the centre of today’s edition of our pictorial journey is “Blood,” or family. Visit my Facebook page and watch my Live 5-minute conversation on blood and family at some point. For now though, the saying goes like this, “Blood thicker than water.” A few years ago, an aunt of mine said that to me. I was very quick to disagree with her. See, my “blood” on my father’s side had


Thanksgiving: A Day To Share

The Most Wonderful Time I love Thanksgiving Day! It is my favorite holiday of the year and marks the beginning of more holidays to come. For me, Thanksgiving is a family tradition and since traditions are the basics of our culture that make us feel connected to our heritage, I always try to make it a point to never miss celebrating any. So far I have not. During my college days and as a bachelor I never celebrated Thanksgiving Day alone. Although I could not afford the turkey that marks


Who Is Your Family?

Relatives Versus Family “There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with