Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Truth

The only truth that I have found is based on a lie.

I can remember my Dad saying certain things to me. I thought he was hungover or just didn't know what he was taking about. I have learned that what he was telling me was just the tip of the iceberg.

Maybe the truth came through meditation. Maybe it was a result of that last surgery. Once I could see the truth and acknowedge it, I can not "un-see" it.

If I die today, my biggest regret would be not having passed what I know to my children. I hope that the knowledge finds them as they stumble though "life".

My final words to my wife, my children and all who listen is "Listen, Learn, Love and Travel".

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Life goes on

There has been a lot going on in my little world. Health issues, government protests and celebrating the holidays.

Through all of this noise, life must go on.

It is simple if one can block all of the "noise".

So I raise my glass and toast LIFE and may the noise remain in the background.




Thursday, November 10, 2016

"'Twas the night before...

...MY BIRTHDAY!"

OK, it isn't night; it's morning.

But, it is the day before my birthday and I am sick as a dog. (No offense to animal lovers)

Here's to hoping the pills and tea work!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New members of the family!

We have two new members of the family!

First, we have the family (aka my wife's) car!

Second, we have my bike!



Happy motoring all!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Coming soon!

I thought it to be fair to label the pics that are from my dslr, my tablet or my phone. It is only fair that you get an idea of what the image quality is like.

The labels will also include which one of my devices took the picture. I have a Sony A900, a Sony A7, a Samsung S6 Edge, and a Samsung Tab S2 tablet.

I will start off with a shot other yours truly taken with the S2 tablet. 😃

Friday, October 28, 2016

I am still here!

It has been a month since I have posted anything. I just wanted to let everyone know that your favourite black boy from Bermuda is still here with lots of updates coming soon!

Stay tuned!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

The quiet before ...

In town. Alone. With my second  best friend. Contemplating what comes next ...

Monday, August 15, 2016

AUGUST


August. The month that we celebrate emancipation. Here it is the 15th and the only thing being mentioned is bills. We get up, go to work, pay bills and repeat.

As Jay Z said, "Until you own your own you can't be free...How we still slaves in 2016?"

Posted is picture of a gombey; the Bermudian symbol of freedom breaking the chains oppression whenever and where ever possible.

August saw the passing of my great-aunt Lois, my former neighbour Mrs. Hall and the well known Dr. Sebi. Those three warriors have gone to fight for us from the other side.

August is also the birth month of my late brother Michael. Mike, you know I need your advice from time to time. Guide me from the other side. Tell every one I said Hi and welcome Aunt Lois with love. May you help us to Rise To Perfection.

August. Who knew this month would be so tiring.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Live your purpose!

Every thing in this world, in this life, has a purpose.

The way one wakes up. The way one sleeps. The way one does every thing between waking and sleeping has a purpose.

What is your purpose? What is mine? Is your purpose and mine intertwined?

Live your life without fear or regret and your purpose will find you.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Insurance Rant

Every month, my employer deducts over $1000 for my health insurance. My employer pays the same amount for my health insurance. That is nearly $2100 per month just for my health insurance.

I got a call from the insurance company because the test that I am scheduled for is now done in Bermuda. This test is necessary after I had triple bypass surgery in January. The surgery was covered by the insurance but the follow up appointment is not. Well, it will be if they receive a recommendation letter from a specialist here.

I'm not mad at the lady who called. She is just doing a job. I'm tired of companies who behave like the one she works for.

I don't think that I have share these before. Here are some before and after shots of the surgery.


BEFORE:

AFTER:


Rant over...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

NO or YES?

Bermuda, today is the day that a decision may be made that could change the way the world sees us and deals with us. I am not talking about the BREXIT referendum (and I should be talking about it). I am talking about the gay marriage in Bermuda referendum.

Today, we Bermudians are to partake in a non-binding referendum if our colony will recognize gay marriage or gay civil unions. The difference, in my understanding, is miniscule but very important to those who uphold the church's belief that marriage is between one man and a woman.

A few months ago, I would have been all for it - gay marriage and gay civil unions. They deserve all the rights of a heterosexual couple have earned.

A month ago, I would have said that this is a Christian society (as much as that pains me) and maybe we should allow marriage to continue to be sacred to them. However, gay couples deserve the same rights as heterosexual couples do. I would have to mark No/Yes on my ballot.

A couple of nights ago, the media released the way some of the MP's were voting for the bill. The Premier and many of his colleagues were in favour of a Yes/Yes vote. They even got Sir John away from his multi-million dollar properties to say he will be voting Yes/Yes. Aren't these the same people who were against it last time? I smell a rat! I'm sorry but I will be marking No/No this time.

I started out being for gay marriage/civil unions. Unfortunately, my parents taught me to look past the headlines and the media talked me out of it. I will be voting No/No. I hope that you will do the same.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Post-Father's Day Thoughts 2016


Yesterday was a beautiful day. Here are a couple of snapshots of the day's activities:

Papa Toast, Me and the grandchildren.

Sarah and Lorenzo leave Papa Toast a dinosaur as a gift.

Evelyn and I finished the day at Glow's White Party. It was definitely a "step up" from when I was a DJ! 

Although our day was fun from start to end, there was another victim of gun violence last night. My condolences to the family.

Friday, June 17, 2016

St. David's Primary Pre-Father's Day Breakfast


Today was the St. David's Primary Pre-Father's Day Breakfast. It was held in the school gym with the breakfast items provided and served by the St. George's Parish Council.

We were served scrambled eggs, pancakes, turkey sausage, mixed fruit, juice and a hot beverage. The picture above is the two items that a brought home from the breakfast. It was a lot  of food and it was good.

I got to see some old friends that I have not seen for years! The best part, however, was having breakfast with my little girl. Next year, maybe I can have breakfast with all three of my children. :)

Hats off to St. David's Primary school and the St. George's Parish Council!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Get over it!

Getting over the bypass surgery that I had in January has not been easy. I wish I could put it into words.

Some days are normal. Some days are great! But there are a few that have taken me the lowest of my lows. I know that everything in this life is temporary. So, I just soldier on to the next "not so good" day.

I have many great people who help me through tough times. The funny thing is they don't even know it! There is one person who does know and that is my wife, Evelyn Williams. I hope she knows how much I love her. :)

Hamilton Princess, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Evelyn and I shortly after my bypass surgery.

Monday, June 6, 2016

In and Out

I am back from my medical trip to Lahey. I'll just say that I have a lot of work left to do. :(

Here are a few shots of my trip.



Sonesta ES Suites, Burlington, Ma.
My home during my stay.

Barnes and Nobles, Burlington, Ma.
The neighbourhood bookstore!

Best Buy, Burlington, Ma.
My toy store!

The packages were waiting for me!

A simple dinner!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The end of an era

Friday was the end of an era as we said "goodbye" to five of our colleagues at work. Monday is going to be a different kind of day.

'The Boss 'says a few final words

Mike "The Nikon Guy"

The "Farewell Five"

Link Bermuda!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Anniversary! Happy Bermuda Day!

Happy Anniversary Mami Chula!

Have a great Bermuda Day to all residents and friends!


Mr. and Mrs. Williams

Monday, May 23, 2016

... and Mondays

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.

View from my office today. :(

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Working on my ride!

Good Morning All!

Happy Sunday to you! It looks like there is an improvement in the weather this week!

What I was really hoping for was some luck with my ride! Now that my wife has her license, it is time for me to get my ride rolling!

Here is a picture of it before I get started!

My ride
My ride!

Have a great week!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rainy days

It is raining here in sunny Bermuda but at least it is the weekend!

The view from my desk.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What a view!

The view from my hotel room at The Hamilton Princess! :)

Clean shave

Well, I decided to take the mop off of my head! Here are the before shots:

Before:
 Getting ready to shave it off!

After:
 
Ta-dah!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

St. George's!

I decided to start the new month with a few pics of St. George's.

You can view then on the BERMUDA page.

One Month On!

After our first month, we have over 2,000 page hits!

                            Pageviews last month   
2,149

Thank you for all the hit, clicks and likes!

Friday, May 6, 2016

They have to look good!

I have shown you the models, now I will show the make up artists!

They always say they don't look good but I'll let you be the judge of that!

You can find the entries under 'PORTRAITS".

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Pics!

I have uploaded a couple of new pics but they are adult in nature. 18 and over only!

Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Brand New!

It is Monday morning.  The start of a new week and a new month. Let's make the most of it!

I have posted new pictures to most of the groups. I hope you enjoy them!


Be Blessed!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oh the aches and pains!

Week 2 of my return to work has not started so well. On my second day I could barely open my eyes before 9 am.

It has got to get better than this.  :(

Monday, April 25, 2016

In need of a shave!

Had a great weekend but I need a shave!

I'm an old married man so my fun stems from not shouting at my kids. :)

I had a quiet weekend. Went out shopping with the family on Saturday. Did a bit of gardening in between the showers on Sunday.

I saw a lot of old friends over the weekend. Most notably, Miss Big and Beautiful 2012 - Asha! Her picture will be in the FASHION section.

Until next time, Be Blessed!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Down but not out!

Well, today is the second day home with Mini Me #3. He has a bad cold but is doing much better!

I have updated all of the photo pages while I have been off from work. Take a look and leave your thoughts behind!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

First day back

Today was my first day back to work after having my triple bypass surgery. For those who don't know, bypass surgery is an open heart procedure. Therefore, it is a pretty big deal.

Most of the day was spent describing my journey from the diagnosis until today. As I have said what seems like a million times, "We are at that age now". I am blessed to be here typing this.

As lucky as I am, there are those who have passed on. I have added a few pics on the "FAMILY" page of my family members who have past. I dedicate this post to them.

In the words of my late brother Mike, "Give Thanks"

Monday, April 18, 2016

Post when I can!

My internet is still spotty. I will get these posts out when I can!

BTC is sending a tech out as soon as possible. I hope they will be able to come tomorrow morning.

Until they get here, I have set up a new page called "Food". It is a picture of a bacon cheeseburger on top of Krispey Kreme donuts! I guess that had something to do with my triple bypass surgery!

Take a look. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

No Internet!

Well, there hasn't been any Internet at my house for the better part of a day. Even now, it comes and it goes. The system will probably need a reboot to get it working again. There is probably a bug that will be noticed once there is a significant usage of the access network.

Nevertheless, hats off to BTC and my colleagues at Link Bermuda for giving me what I do have.

Speaking of Link Bermuda,  I am due back at work next week. We will see what the doctor has to say about it all.

Thanks for checking in. Be Blessed!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Feeling "tore up"...

Today is not a good day. I'm felling "tore up from the floor up" as the saying goes.

I hope the doctor can figure this mystery out.

More pics tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A New Life

My Mac Pro died on me. She was a beast and I will miss her.

I am trying to get the files off of her. There are 3 Terabytes of images to be saved.

I am writing this blog on my MacBook Pro.

I will being saving for a new Mac Pro. My wife says I should get it.  I will need to retire this MacBook Pro soon too. Maybe I will make the purchase when we go back to Boston for my checkup.

Good bye my friend. Rest well. You deserve it.

A Learning Journey!

As you can see, I am still learning to drive this thing! I am having fun making mistakes and covering them up along the way!

Please excuse any typing mistakes that you may see.

Thank you for your patience. This is a learning journey for me!

ELEYA



This is my favourite model of all time (except my wife) - Eleya!

This shot was taken in the US Virgin Islands at sunset.

Black in Bermuda

"Black in Bermuda"  



It is not what you think it may be. This is a blog about being me - "sincwill".

I will cover many aspects of my life and particularly my photography. Some of it will deal with life in Bermuda and with me being a black male but that is just who I am.

So, for those of you who don't know me, I say "Welcome" and those of you who do, I say "What's Happening?"

I hope that you all enjoy my little slice of the internet!