Daily Archives: August 31, 2010

Arab-Israeli Conflict or Jewish-Muslim Conflict? Whatever it is, can it be solved?

A Barbadian engineer and author proposes some answers

Our blogging friend Grenville Phillips II is a prolific writer and what I’ll call an “activist structural engineer” in the best sense of the term. Whether the subject is the proper installation of rebar when building a home, or politics or religion – he looks at all the factors, identifies the problems, researches and then methodically builds his solutions. Read anything at his Weighed in the Balance blog and you’ll see proof of that.

But Grenville is also a man with a sense of history and humanity – he’s not just a numbers guy. I think it is the combination of structural engineer, historian and teacher with genuine concern for humanity that makes everything he writes so worthwhile. That, and his talent for being able to present his ideas clearly and simply enough to be understood.

Writing under his nom de plume Walter Phillips, he has published two books… Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, History, Religion

Oh Joy! New issue of The Caribbean Writer on the way

Geoffrey Philp reviews, writes and is reviewed himself

Perhaps Volume 24 of The Caribbean Writer should be called “The Geoffrey Philp Issue” because our favourite Caribbean storyteller’s influence is all over the issue.

“Certainly the new volume from The Caribbean Writer holds many gems, but it’s particularly gratifying to see some St. Somewhere Journal alums included in its pages. Literary craftsman Geoffrey Philp weighs in with a fine example of his poetry chops, as well as his review of “Possession” by Cecil Gray. In turn, Philp’s own book, “Who’s Your Daddy? and other stories”, is reviewed by Edgar O. Lake.”

… from The Digital Calabash article The Caribbean Writer

Feeling like you could use a chuckle this morning?

Even if you’ve read it before, it’s good, it’s short and it will make you laugh! Head over to Geoffrey Philp’s blog and read Bad T’ings Mek Joke: Jamaican Humor


Filed under Barbados, Jamaica

BLP supporters read The Nation, DLP supporters read The Barbados Advocate – Who reads the Sun?

Scandal in the city…

Thanks to an old friend. Couldn’t help but post it!

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Filed under Barbados, Politics