David and Goliath

1st Samuel 17

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground

He who is brave is free-Seneca

Faris Odeh


“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.”

Ansel Adams


WHat A Day at Jamaica Hope Gardens

Today was one of the greatest days that i have had in quite a while , I went downtown to the market and bought myself some fruit and Vegetables ,I am trying to be more healthy and then i decided to Visit Hope Gardens and spend some time with myself and nature , Everything was going great listening to the Kids playing and the Birds and the trees and stuff but then the smell of rain permeated the air even before i actually started to feel it and i had to make a run for shelter ,now mind you remember that today is fathers day in Jamaica so Hope Gardens had more people that the normal ,but when the rain started everyone made to the Gazebos . Now me seeing what was going on and wanting to be different decided to head to A Little eclectic restaurant called the TEA HOUSE  RESTAURANT , in my folded up jeans and slippers when most other people in the restaurant were white Jamaicans the the well to do , well i decided to get creative i ordered a cup of Coffee for $250.00 or US2.50 which is expensive in Jamaica and i took out a book i Had entitled the peace pilgrim and i spent the duration of the time when the rain was falling having coffee and reading a book , Nothing unusual but for the fact that a group of young ladies were under the Gazebo and saw what was transpiring ,I instantly became the Topic of conversation and all i could Hear was HIM HAVE MONEY ,HIM HAVE MONEY so bemused and surprised were these ladies that i just ordered a cup of coffee in the Posh Restaurant , .They went on and on until the security got into a scuffle with a young man and that is a next story


Apparently JCDC had their parish Finals today so i was lucky to be at Hope Gardens Because that was the Location , The Rain did put a damper on the show as many kids were their to play drums but the show was a continuous now go ,At about Quarter to five when it looked like no performance would take place ,I could not take it any longer my patience was gone out the park , I went to the middle of the stage and started shouting

“ATTENTION , I have come to listen to Drums and it seems the rain has delayed the show ,But i want to hear drums so ,will those who have a passion for drums please play sone drums for us ,We are all waiting to hear the drums ”

and so i bellowed for a few minutes with some people ignoring me like i was soome sort of crazy person and so people just nodding their heads in silent agreement , The Manager was completely clueless at this time and probably just wanted me to shut up , After I had my fill of shouting i went back to my space and ,nothing ,it was like i said nothing ,however faintly you could hear a single drummer like he heard my plight and ws fighting to get the courage to beat the drums .Another joined in sporadically playing and on and off as iff trying to feel out each other ,They were being stiffled but the urge to play was their little by little they tapped the Congo drums as if calling that energy forth and something miraculous happened ,the most beautiful Congo drumming that i have ever heard started coming through the Bandstand and the Hope Gardens as if they decided that they would hear my cry and give me even one song ,I was in Heaven for about three minutes and then they faded out , I am very thankful for the brave young one who decided to beat drums for Me …