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Larisa McBean is a Tourism Professional and Researcher specialising in community tourism development, and a Blogger who writes commentary on a variety of topics. An International Development graduate (MSc.) from the University of Birmingham, U.K., she majored in poverty and inequality reduction strategies and conducted research on sports tourism as a vehicle to socio-economic development. She also has a background in education and training, and public speaking, having taught in Jamaica, the United States, France and Japan.

  • Destiny

    Try, as you might, to change it Destiny remains the same What is meant to be will be There’s no standing in its way   Try, as you might, to prevent it You very likely won’t succeed Just live life… Read More ›

  • Dark Brown

    Its shade—dark brown, like cocoa The tone even, just one Beholders in awe or horror Of the skin that I have on   Some beiges feel superior Yet tan to get this tone But for them it’s unattainable They can’t… Read More ›

  • You Have a Write

    There is a magic found in writing The pen, the harbinger Thumb and fingers holding firm Guiding thoughts to paper   Imagination brought to life No dream too wild to come true The stuff of nightmares or fairytales It is… Read More ›

  • Water

    Water—soft and malleable Changing shape if need be Sitting still or flowing freely Meeting—both river and sea   Water—hard and unforgiving Frozen cold, quite frigid The iceberg that breaks the hull The blizzard causing a standstill   It’s the wind… Read More ›

  • Beach Days

    Sea breeze blows Brushing against my skin Filtering the sun’s rays With its gentle blowing   Air tastes like salt There’s a melody in the wind Tides rip and flow The current pulls me in   White sand beneath me… Read More ›

  • Sekhmet

    Fire and blood Blazing, running Destructive feet trod Deliberate and cunning   She cuts down mischief Obliterating war Warring for peace Which now is not far   The goddess is angry Vengeance her cause Sweeping up enemies Without giving pause… Read More ›

  • Trouble

    It seems everywhere she goes Trouble is never far behind Things always go great at first Until she ends up in a bind   Free-spirited; she comes and goes Wearing independence like a crown But with a softness that one… Read More ›