This is Shandean™

I realize this should probably have been my first blog post, but it’s better late than never right? Let me introduce myself. I am Shandean, affectionately called Shan by friends and family members. I love to write, read and share. My website has since evolved into my branding space, featuring pieces for both work and as…

Jamaica’s Perception of Discipline

How can we sit down and JUSTIFY a parent becoming so engulfed in rage, that we are actually placing ‘buts’ in the response to a mother wielding a MACHETE with no regard for the life of the child she believes she is disciplining. 

Emotionally Taxing Friendships 

 I had to separate myself from a person and situation that I believed to be more taxing than I would ever be able to tolerate or endure…

Landscape Lover, Pt 4

“You ARE single, aren’t you?” Kerri looked at him with concern. Her head tilted in ‘don’t you dare lie to me’ sort of way. “I am.” “Good. So, no hidden wife or children then.” Her smile deepened, revealing the deep precipice of a single dimple. It wasn’t enough to stop the souring of his mood…

Skincare: Noxzema Cleansing Cream

I stumbled on this product, sort of by accident. A close friend of mine had sent me a picture of a box of them he had bought. Nonchalantly, I said “I want one….. what is it?” Lol! Anyway, he told me what it was and a few weeks later when I went to drop something…

Landscape Lover Pt 3

Thunder clapped, hammering across the sky as lightning seemingly too close to the ground ripped through the large, low, heavy, black clouds. It had been this way for a week. The unprecedented showers were responsible for flooding across Washington and showed no signs of ending anytime soon. It was like a monsoon. Water was everywhere….

Life Update: Where Have I Been?

I know I’ve been MIA lately on the blogs, so the short answer is that I’ve been around. Spending some quality time with the family, balancing the transition from being a mother to a young stationary baby and a rambunctious, overzealous (now walking) toddler whilst managing my freelancing and even a bit of study. I…

Single Til Married?

I was listening to a podcast and the topic of discussion was centred around a young woman who said that she was single until she was married due to the fact that men are not trustworthy and may be doing this, that, that and the third. This in and of itself is not an uncommon…

Landscape Lover, Pt 2

Where the hell is she going? He was thirsty, but he didn’t want to take her lemonade. She would linger. Try to talk to him. He made a great show of ignoring her and annoyance as she approached and interrupted them. “Thought you guys might be thirsty.” she said chirpily. Maddie is pretty in a way…

A Youtube Channel?

I’ve had quite a few people ask me if I’ve thought about doing a Youtube channel, for various reasons and my answer has always been the same. I don’t know that I’m interesting enough for it a channel. I honestly just don’t think I am that interesting, but the deeper I get into the work…

Orgasms; The Intense, The Faked and The….Never? 

As you can tell by the working title, this is one for the grown and sexy, so you know what (who’s) time it is. As is always the way, the topic came from an R-rated conversation about, you guessed it, sex. So then the conversation turned to orgasms. How some people feel energised (who are…

Landscape Lover, Pt 1.

The sun on his back turned his brown skin golden with sweat and extra melanin. His skin was smooth, rippled only by the strength and firmness beneath it. His jeans hung low from lean hips, strong thigh disappearing into the length of very worn jeans and the steel toe boots he wore somehow made it an outfit…