Columns

Columns

Your Editor’s Guide to What’s Inside . . .

Grand Cayman Magazine, we think, rightly should focus on the sunnier side of things. It’s a good news publication, and there’s plenty of good news to tell.

The Rude and the Crude

The good thing about bad manners is that they can easily be transformed into good manners and thoughtful behavior.

View from the Hammock: What’s the big rush?

Every time I make an annoying trip to George Town, I ask myself the same question – “Why are people in such a hurry, what’s the rush?” It’s an asphalt insane asylum out there –...

What the Government Must Learn from the Private Sector

You’ve heard it before: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”; “the glass is either half-empty or half-full”; “which do you want to hear first, the good news or...

Less-Than-Mannerly Advice To ‘Noisemakers’: Shaddup!

Let us state the obvious: Mr. Manners was never a whizbang in school. He went to a college (really more of a country club) that catered to sons and daughters of wealthy parents who...

A Bit of Barking from Cayman’s Troubadour

It’s assumed that if you are alone, you must be lonely, or there must be something wrong with you. That scenario may well fit some, however for this hammock-swinging, shoeless troubadour, aloneness is something I...

If The Ritz-Carlton Ran the Airport …

Mr. Manners, as you might surmise, is a frequent flyer. Half the time (perhaps more), he’s not even sure where he is, what time zone he’s in, or what language he should be speaking.Those...

View from the Hammock: Stupid People with Smartphones

In my hammock, after a recent performance, I mused over what’s becoming a regular occurrence at nearly every show: smartphones in the hands of less-than-smart people.On stage I have a panoramic view of the...

Maintaining – No, Improving – The Quality of Grand Cayman Magazine

One of the misconceptions about Grand Cayman Magazine, even after nearly a dozen years of publishing, is that it’s just another pretty face most comfortable on the coffee tables (pretty face up) of Cayman’s...

When Male Behaviour Gets Really Bad

Mr. Manners is morose. Worse. Blue, blue, indigo blue. He – no, really the island – has suffered a setback.Mr. Manners had taken his position of “arbiter of all things mannerly” with Pinnacle Media...
David R. Legge, Editor and Publisher

The Cayman Islands: When Only the Best Will Do

Leave it to Barefoot Man, also known locally as Cayman’s signature troubadour, to capture the heart of what makes Cayman, well, Cayman. His real name, as most know, is George Nowak (see his column...
George Nowak ( The Barefoot Man )

How I Deal With the ‘Charity Annoyance’

I’m sure everyone has encountered them, the school-spirited kids that stand outside of stores and ask for money to buy new sports uniforms.Or some individual who holds out a plastic jar with a child’s...
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