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Island Wedding Crashers

There is something about the heat and fecundity of the tropics that makes the natural world supernatural. Unexpected downpours become providential punishments; languid hillsides become mocking observers. In literature, it’s called magical realism. On my... read more

Giving an Old Island a Second Chance

They say that “Island Time” moves slower than regular “Real World Time,” but I think it slips by even faster. Maybe because there’s more idleness. Or maybe time just gains momentum as I get older. I can’t be sure. I have been... read more

Here a Cock, There a Cock

Cocks are all around – so ubiquitous are they that I no longer notice them strutting their stuff, flagrantly flaunting their combs, feathers gleaming red and orange. I have recently had a spate of visitors and it has been their remarks which have reignited my... read more

10 Tips for Driving the Bahamian Way

With one main road and nary a stoplight for 110 miles, driving on Eleuthera can feel like taking a leisurely Sunday outing through the countryside. Or it can be amusing, befuddling, comical, confusing, frustrating, and even dangerous. All at once. Having lived on this... read more

The 4 Stages of Expat Island Life

Life as an island expat consists of a few stages that you will inevitably go through in your personal journey on a rock. You may go through each stage in the order they’re presented or you may find that you bounce from one back to the other in a cyclical... read more

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