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About GOLDEN SAND

At 68, I joined the U.S. Peace Corps and have been training in Jamaica, since March 17, 2010, for an assignment as Program Coordinator of the Montego Bay Marine Park Trust. I served in that MBMP Trust post during the late spring and summer of 2010 and decided I would start a blog to share my experiences in Jamaica and the MBMP with family, friends and interested readers.

Christmas Holiday Greetings – 2011

.wps – Christmas Letter 2011

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A New Life — New Beginnings in the Senior Years

It has been some months since I have added to my blog. 2011 has turned out to be one of the most difficult years of my life.  After the Holidays, Oklahoma was hit with especially cold and harsh days with … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Joyful 2011!

Stockings are Hung, Christmas Tree and Gifts Await December 25, 2010 Evergreen Family Memories   Yesterday, December 9, I planted a small blue spruce tree in our side yard in remembrance of my parents’ 71st wedding anniversary and my father’s … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving — for Every Day of the Year

When I returned home from Jamaica, I really was thankful to be together with my wife, family, neighbors and close friends once again.  The weather was just as hot, although more arid than in  Jamaica.  During the daytime, my wife … Continue reading

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Jamaican Journeys Will Continue

During this Labor Day Weekend in American, my wife Kathy and I are celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary.  In case you do not know, I have decided to return home to Oklahoma from my Peace Corps service in Jamaica to … Continue reading

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Golden Sand

I am calling my blog site Golden Sand for several reasons. Many years ago, I spoke to a graduating class of Phillips University seniors in Enid, Oklahoma and wrote a poem entitled: “Golden Sand.”  It seemed appropriate that I could present … Continue reading

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On the Road to Mandeville

It is 6:45 a.m. in the Montego Bay Bus Park near the centre of the city.  Clear skies, a slight breeze, sea birds gliding overhead–another adventurous day in Jamaica is about to begin.  It will be my first trip from … Continue reading

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