Tag: Tropics

They Come and They Go

They Come and They Go

There’s a phenomenon all too familiar to anyone who lives on a Caribbean island. It is one that is sometimes bittersweet and other times truly heartbreaking. But on occasion, it is cause to celebrate. It...Read More
You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Humor is an essential part of island life. After all, when a flying cockroach the size of a sparrow decides to take flight straight at your head, the only response (after shrieking and running full...Read More
The Difference A Year Makes

The Difference A Year Makes

You know those "you have memories" posts you get in your Facebook news feed? Most days, I just glance at mine and keep scrolling. Sometimes I smile at a photo that takes me back to...Read More
When Home Is Nothing Like Home

When Home Is Nothing Like Home

For the most part, I've adapted to the interminable lines that precede virtually every activity here that requires a visit to a government (or pseudo-government) office. Or any place where queues tend to form. You...Read More
Vitamin Sea Therapy

Vitamin Sea Therapy

"The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea." ~ Isak Dinesen This is my favorite quote. Ever. I first read it in a Jimmy Buffet autobiography, when he paraphrased it....Read More
Sweet Surprises

Sweet Surprises

Little known fact: In a former life, I was an event planner. I've always loved party planning, even before I got paid to do it. The creativity, the organizing, the execution. I love it. And...Read More