This is a blog to house ideas, thoughts and notes about current projects.

This is the archives of my blog when I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Cuso International volunteer in Jamaica. The title of this blog comes from a poem about Jamaica by Lorna Goodison, entitled “To Us, All Flowers are Roses”. It’s from a 1992 collection of the same name. The specific quotation comes from the following stanza:

There is everywhere here.
There is Alps and Lapland and Berlin.
Armagh, Carrick Fergus, Malvern
Rhine and Calabar, Askenish
where freed slaves went to claim
what was left of the Africa within,
staging secret woodland ceremonies.

This is the archives of my music blog, Soundclash. It discusses reggae, dancehall and other music related fun.