These islands are now my homeland. I was already past 40 when I came. And I came to stay. For the last 20 years, I have lived in Obronikrom, my house up the Caura Valley.
Much as I love my late parents, they really dropped the onomastic ball on my given names. My father was Francis, his father was Francis and so on, back through the generations. As firstborn, I should have been Francis, but they tagged my little brother, Andrew Francis. So, when my boy came along, I made damn sure to name him Francis Andrew.
All but one of my ex-wives are still with us. I have had one white Canadian wife, one brown Philippine wife and one black Trinidadian wife. I guess that makes me an equal-opportunity heterosexual. I am presently between wives, if you see what I mean.
The second Mrs Starr & I produced SuperNova Yerakina Starr in 1987 and Francis Andrew Starr in 1990, [but no] grandchildren, to my great annoyance. Most of my old classmates have. It's not right. I would also like to have a hot flash. Just once. To see what it's like.Read more