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

Rock Life Realities: Outdoor Showers

Written by: Chrissann   Outdoor showers have to be one of the most brilliantly executed marketing ploys of island living. I have no idea how the ruse transpired, but the evil genius behind it has managed to transform the general … Continue reading

Moving Again: My 10 Most Recent Island Apartment Fails

Written by: Sophie   As has been pointed out to me by many a friend, colleague, and eavesdropper, I have seriously bad luck when it comes to apartments. Since 2004 (yikes), I have moved 10 times, not including my 10-month … Continue reading

Picking My Feminist Battles

Written by: Chrissann   Grocery list in hand, ready to bang out some errands, I stride from the parking lot and am close to making it into the store when I hear a West Indian man‘s voice behind me, calling … Continue reading

My Island Return: The Readjustment Diaries

Written by: Maura   I recently returned to my adopted rock of Tortola after living and working in Ireland for the last five months. I’ve only been back on island for two weeks and the readjustment process has ranged from wonderful … Continue reading

8 Tuff Miles

Written by: Christine O   Being as small as they are, our islands don’t offer many road races for those of us that are runners. However, once a year in St. John, there is one race called 8 Tuff Miles … Continue reading

The Great Equalizer

Written by: Chrissann   Chatter from down the beach wafts my way in the wind. And for just a moment, I imagine I am listening in on a casual talk amongst dogs. “My owner arrives tomorrow.”  “Ours just left. I’m … Continue reading

The Rules of Engagement…Does it Matter?

Written by: Dillinger   About a decade ago, I crossed paths with a gentleman called Dr. Dolvinsky. He was undeniably screwed up. He was bi-polar, had middle-child syndrome, chronic diabetes, a 50-something German wife, a 20-something Swedish girlfriend, and a … Continue reading

6 Guys Who’ll Try to Sex You in the Virgin Islands

(Depending on your level of sobriety and how recently you’ve been laid, they might very well succeed.) Written By Ashley   Seeing as that I’ve had a weakness for men since toddlerhood, I’ve managed to do my share of dating … Continue reading

My Midwestern Corolla’s Transformation into an Island Vehicle. One Parking Snafu at a Time.

Written By Ashley   It took me a little while to learn how to properly maneuver my car (brought from MN) on the roads of St. Thomas. Some would say that I still have a ways to go before achieving … Continue reading