Rock Fever: An Island Ditty

Written by: Chrissann               Everything is annoying me and taking too damn long. I’ve lost every scrap of patience; I think I know what’s wrong. It happens when I’ve been trapped here, on this … Continue reading

Some Basic Island Survival Guidelines

Written by: Roxane   Growing up in Miami, I’m no stranger to the odd and invasive organism: monster cockroaches are an everyday norm, basilisk lizards use my parent’s porch as a drag racing course, and tourists swarm off cruise ships … Continue reading

Coming Clean

Written by: Iris T   Living year-round in the tropics, I have never had more than a two-minute chat with a tourist that didn’t lead to the question, “So, what do you do?” If I’m in a smart-ass mood, I … Continue reading

Directionally Challenged

Written by: CHRISSANN NICKEL   There are many reasons why, if I ever found myself in some sort of wilderness survival situation, I would likely perish, never to be seen again. We’ve all clicked through those shows with the ominous … Continue reading

Gone Too Long

Written by: Melissa B   I have recently discovered how necessary it is to leave the island every couple of weeks/months in order to stave off a massive case of island fever and maintain some semblance of connection to the … Continue reading

Scavenger Hunting

Written by: Christine G   Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I am far from the Domestic Goddess type. I am more the Let’s-Get-Down-and-Dirty-Tiling-the-Floors-Painting-the-House-and-Thorosealing-the-Cistern type of gal. My cooking contribution is something I like to call … Continue reading

When in Rome

Written by: Maura   I recently had my first encounter with a white expat who has adopted a fake local accent. At first, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Perhaps she has a speech impediment? But no, … Continue reading

Deliver Me from Hunger

Written by: Sophie   We’ve all been there. The sun somehow finds its way around, through or under your curtains, and pierces through your eyelids, zapping your eyeballs and all of a sudden you are very much awake…and very much … Continue reading

The Closet

Written by: Dillinger   The closet is full to bursting. Though not my closet, which is decidedly bare. The proverbial “closet’”. The one where Martha lives wrapped up in a rainbow scarf, but Arthur won’t let her out. If you ask a … Continue reading

Uninvited Island Roomates

Written by: Ginger   Coming from a cold weather state, I’m accustomed to looking for a certain set of perks in an apartment. I’d comb Craigslist postings, praying to see the words “heat included!” Gym facilities were a major plus, … Continue reading