Hello & Welcome
Back in the mid-nineties, when the World Wide Web (WWW) was still in its infancy, I became interested in using the Internet to pursue various interests. Since then, the Web has evolved
in giant leaps from a cranky, clumsy, text-dominated environment with quite limited resources for research and social interaction to the content-rich, graphics-intensive world it now is.
Newspapers, magazines, books, online encyclopedias, research projects and blogs proliferate on today’s Web, while social media like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, among
many others, provide virtually unlimited opportunities for social interaction unmatched in human history.
Creative writing, digital photography, birding and politics are my primary interests these days, though I also enjoy researching my family’s roots and several other areas, including history, motion pictures, Web design
and typography. Although this is a personal Website, those who share my interests might enjoy browsing these pages. You can explore all sections of Cycroft.com by clicking on the menu at the top of its
pages or by clicking on the text- and button-links distributed throughout.
Cycroft.com is also the new home of my The Times of My Life, A Private Narrative project, which is the telling of the history of my family and my early life in Jamaica, West Indies.
Cycroft.com supports the latest, stable releases of all major browsers and decices. On Windows, we support Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome. Generally speaking, we support the latest versions of each major mobile platform’s default browsers, and we support Google Chrome and Safari on iPads. Note that some less-popular mobile browsers (such as Opera Mini, Opera Mobile’s Turbo mode, UC Browser Mini, Amazon Silk) are not supported. Cycroft.com's pages also will not display well in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)—especially in its earlier versions—but will be readable if not very attractive.
Immediately below are summaries of Cycroft.com's three main departments (subject areas): Family Research into my Jamaican family roots, my Photography of birds and places, and the history and culture of the island of Jamaica.