Daily Archives: November 15, 2015

New Book: Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems – by Leonard Dabydeen

New Book:  Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems by Leonard Dabydeen (September 24, 2015)

dabydeen bookReview by Jim Wilson (Monday, November 9, 2015)

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I reviewed Leonard Dabydeen’s earlier collection of poetry, Watching You, a few years ago.  Watching You is the first collection of Tetractys poems; meaning the first book consisting entirely of the Tetractys form.  The Tetractys is a five-line syllabic form with the count as follows: 1-2-3-4-10.  It is based on Pythagorean number theory where the first four numbers add up to 10.  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10, so in a way the last line syllabically gathers the first four lines.

In Dabydeen’s second book, Searching for You, the author continues with his exploration of the Tetractys form.  But in this volume Dabydeen has added Fibonacci poems as well.  The relationship between the two forms is intriguing.  Continue reading

An invitation to the opening of the Guyana Arts & Cultural Center – November 29, 2015 – Brooklyn NY

AN INVITATION TO THE OPENING OF THE GUYANA ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER – NOVEMBER 29, 2015 – BROOKLYN NY.

Invitation- Opening of GACC

Invitation to GACC Event

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Women’s Cricket Puts West Indies Test Team to Shame! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Women’s Cricket Puts West Indies Test Team to Shame!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

WICB Women's Team 2

West Indies Women’s Cricket Team

Cricket in the West Indies is a male-dominated sport but it is the women players that are making waves.

A plethora of panels and reports exist to discuss the future of the game but women are not included in the decision-making committees. The women’s game is relegated to a few paragraphs in officialdom. In the ‘Strategic Plan 2011 to 2016’ no policy statement is made about women’s cricket. The Pybus Report of 2014 does not even acknowledge women’s cricket. The West Indies men’s Test team has forgotten how to win. The heart is no longer there but don’t tell that to the women players. They have been consistent in bringing victories to the West Indies. The team, currently ranked fifth by the ICC, is on the way up. Where are the men? They are near bottom. Given the impressive performances of the women shouldn’t the WICB place more emphasis on women’s cricket?   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 15, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 15 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

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George Carlin – Euphemisms – comedy video

George Carlin – Euphemisms

Published on Dec 29, 2012

In the age when torture has become “enhanced interrogation techniques”; when the rich are “job creators”; when murdered children are “collateral damage”; it is good to remember these brilliant words from the late, great, George Carlin.

It is also good to remember that the phrase “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” has now been officially changed in American English to “PTSD”, a totally lifeless non-threatening acronym, totally devoid of even pity and with an almost whiny feel to it.

GUYANA – A FRESH APPROACH – promotion in Forbes Magazine

GUYANA – A FRESH APPROACH –  promotion in Forbes Magazine

City Hall. Georgetowm

City Hall. Georgetown

Bordered by Venezuela to the west, Suriname to the east and Brazil to the south, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (commonly known as Guyana) is a land of dramatic contrasts. Occupying a territory similar in size to that of Utah and filled with tropical rain forests, tabletop mountains, extensive rivers and the world’s tallest single-drop waterfall, it lies just above the equator on South America’s northern Atlantic coastline. It is the largest state in the Caribbean and home to the headquarters of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).    Continue reading

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