Ever since I met her, Cecelia, my sweetie, wanted to build a house in Jamaica. That is easy for her to say. She is from there. She has family there. She can acclimatize to the year-round summer.

I don’t think I can. I tried. I spent a whole week there. I visited with all her friends and relatives. I got to hang out with real Jamaicans in real Jamaica. We had little to do with all the nearby 5 star hotels with their all-inclusive deals on air conditioned air. We spent our time with crickets, fireflies and Jamaicans.

But jeepers it was hot.

Now, after 15 years of scrimping and saving, we actually secured a spot on the Island, and there will come a time when I’ll have to return to the island for a little R&R.

The only way I can think of in putting off the inevitable sojourn is to make sure that I never get the chance because the property is always busy. I can live with that!

As a result, I suddenly have a vacation opportunity to offer all by friends. For only $75 American per night (cheaper for multiple nights) you can live in our house as a guest. We can offer, for a price, a driver and someone to cook authentic cuisine for you.

The house is minutes away from the Sangster International Airport near Rose Hall. Come to Jamaica and live with the natives – which includes a Peanut Man who will sell peanuts at the house gate.

Get more information and see some pictures at the following site:

Remember your bathing suits!

Mike Broderick , a one- time archaeologist, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor with the Fraser Health Authority in Port Coquitlam where he helps people with mental health disabilities find and keep full or part time employment .

He WAS the Employment Specialist for the Neil Squire Society in Burnaby where he found employment for people with physical disabilities, A Supported Employment Coordinator at THEO BC (now the Open Door Group), and a case manager at Community Fisheries Development Centre where he helped people move from the fishing industry to something else because there, “Aint no fish.” This means he is VERY familiar with how a modern day resume should look.

He is a newly retired ambassador with the Vancouver Board of Trade and a former member of the Labour Task Force of the Burnaby Board of Trade He does some work as a field Archaeologist, is a fitness instructor and frequent contributor of fitness humour articles to Alive Magazine. He is always saying, “If you can’t be fit, you can at least be funny.”

He lives in Port Coquitlam with his spouse Cecelia. You can reach him at home at or at 604-464-4105. If you’re looking for a career change, he is the Spin Doctor and can give you a resume makeover at competitive rates.



  1. energywriter Says:

    Beautiful! How far from the beach? You’d be surprised how quickly you’d acclimate to the weather there. 84 degrees all year sounds like a treat to me. My big problems, on my one and only budget visit, was to keep sunscreen on and wanting to savor all the fresh fruit. I had the appropriate clothes and a hat, but still needed sunscreen. Well, you know what fresh fruit does. sd

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