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It’s That Time of Year Again

It sometimes feels as though the seasons here are divided into two: Hurricane season and non-hurricane season. In non-hurricane season, you rarely check the weather. In hurricane season, you check it obsessively. Weather is no longer something that decides what you’re doing at the weekend; now it’s potentially life changing.

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Island Volunteers at Work: SXM Paws

I have been living on the Dutch side of St. Maarten for a few years now. About 3 years ago, I started working with a rescue group called SXM PAWS. They rescue and re-home animals and find homes for unwanted puppies and kittens. They are a very nice group of people who...

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The 10 Stages of Hurricane Season

Before we permanently moved to our island, we’d been here “pre-Ivan.” We’ve since heard the Hurricane Ivan stories, so we knew from reports how devastating a hurricane could be. Since then, there have been a few times when we thought we might be in the path of a...

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