You Might Be An Island Girl If: Part 2.

 Did you catch Part One in this series? Be sure to check out all the fun additions from fellow islanders in the Comments section. You will giggle. The longer I live on an island, the more I find myself doing and … Continue reading

White Girl Jive Talk

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Appreciate, good. Appropriate, bad. I’m a white, bookish, Midwestern chick with an English degree. And… I frequently break into Caribbean slang. I simply cannot help it. Well. I suppose if I tried very hard, I could maintain the standard English … Continue reading

The (Not So) Mixed Blessings of Indoor / Outdoor Life On a Rock

Or, On Accepting the Very Real Possibility that I Am, Indeed, “Here Because I’m Not All There.” So. I’ve been trying to write a pros and cons style piece about my indoor/outdoor living situation. Despite having lots to say about it, … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an Easily-Overwhelmed, Increasingly-Rugged Island Girl. Part 2.

…Continued from Part 1. 12:45 pm. Under the Canopy, My Bed. Wake from nap. Start writing blog post. Feel distracted. Look up definition of “campy” to confirm what I already know. Start reading sixteen-part Salon cultural criticism series on the … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an Easily-Overwhelmed, Increasingly-Rugged Island Girl. Part 1.

Even though I live on a remote part of a tiny isolated speck in the middle of the ocean, there’s somehow never a dull moment. And some days are truly just…something else. Since I failed to produce anything out of … Continue reading