I grew up loving to read.
Twenty-four hour cable was non-existent back then, so as kids, our noses were either buried in books, or our hands were busy making toys out of found objects in the yard.
Unfortunately, my children don’t much care for reading and all the toys they want come from a store. However, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that they’re gonna love reading if it’s the last thing I do. But since I’m not even close to crafty, the store is going to have to win that round.
I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up, but there were only two newspapers around when I was in high school – and since my mother always told me that if I didn’t have anything nice to say I should say nothing, I’ll say no more about them. That’s why it wasn’t my major when I went to university.
Which I did in New York. There weren’t any dorms there so when I would come back home for vacation, it suddenly occurred to both myself and my mother that I was already “turning my own key” – in other words, already accustomed to living on my own.
You’ll notice some of those “local” phrases popping up from time to time.
I came back home to work in the family business. It doesn’t utilize any of my talents ( I love to sing), or any of my interests (fashion), so I sing outside the shower whenever I can and dress up every day.
Writing is something I stumbled onto accidentally, and now it’s one more thing that brings me joy.
I’m happy that blogs are as diverse as people are, but I have to say that my favourites are not the ones that contain an excessive amount of conversation or the ones that attempt to be all high brow and intellectual but don’t make use of spell-check so they’re full of “green verbs”. I don’t have a short attention span but I don’t like the ones that are too long-winded either.
Sorry if that seems a little politically incorrect.
But that’s why you’ll find most of my blog posts being fairly short, because although I love that you’re reading my stuff, I know that there are a whole lot of others to get to.
I write about things that I find funny, interesting or noteworthy – sometimes from a Caribbean perspective. I also do the odd movie review.
My second blog, Antigua A La Carte, concentrates a little more on life in the Caribbean so feel free to visit me there at http://liamiman.wordpress.com
Thanks for listening.