September 23, 2007

From Jamaica to the Yukon



Devon Anderson is presently Jamaica's only musher. His incredible story begins with a job at Chukka Caribbean Adventure. Now he is preparing to compete in the 2009 Yukon Quest.



This is the kind of news our Jamaican children need to see. Help them to learn that their beginning does not have to preordain their end. Determination, enthusiasm, and the courage to move forward in the face of fear are traits that we need to nurture in our nation's future leaders.

A nation that produces the likes of Devon Anderson and Barrington Irving, Jr. can not be considered third world. "Wi likkle, but wi TALLAWAH!" (Translation: We may be a small nation, but we have world-wide impact.)


Big Up and Nuff Ras-pect to Yardies thru out the Diaspora who make us proud!

2 Shared Thoughts:

Sled Dog Action Coalition said...

Shame on Devon for racing dogs in the Yukon Quest. Long distances races like the Quest and the Iditarod are terribly cruel to dogs. For the facts, visit the Sled Dog Action Coalition website, http://www.helpsleddogs.org .

Lady Roots said...

S.D.A.C.,

Instead of outright condemnation of Devon for his involvement in dog racing, is there a way you could help him and other racers better care for the dogs?

If you read the linked story, you will see that Devon was chosen to participate because of his "Dr. Doolittle" abilities with the dogs.

I applaud you for your heartfelt love for animals.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots