Christmas Cookies and Island-style Honesty

While I’ve never been a big holiday person, the one thing I have always looked forward to come December is the sudden influx of sugar-infused gifts for my insatiable sweet tooth to consume. From boxes of fancy chocolates, those giant … Continue reading

On-Island for the Holidays: Thanksgiving Olympics

As expat rock dwellers, we have to pick and choose the holidays we go home for – we can’t have ’em all. Christmas is mine. I won’t miss it. Maybe someday when we live farther away I might have to, but not … Continue reading

Are You Methodist or Muslim?

Before I inadvertently arrived on the rock, I was living in a predominately Muslim country in Central Asia. I say Muslim, but it was really Muslim with a Soviet twist. This can best be explained by the fact that the … Continue reading