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Distinguishing “Summer” in the Tropics

As I write this, I am sitting on my back porch, somewhere between mango season and Carnival season. To the uninitiated, the blue skies above and warm day cooled by the trade winds suggest summer. But this is an island in the tropics – it’s always summer; so, we have other ways to mark the passage of time.

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Casualties of an Island Laundry Day

I now have what’s called a “Saba Washer,” or, as I like to call it, a fancy gallon bucket. This might seem “cute” and maybe even a little romantic if your idyllic island existence comprises of you and possibly your partner. I, however, am five humans... read more

Island Summer: The Leftovers

Beginning each June, it happens: The Exodus. It makes me feel like I’m on the show, The Leftovers. Suddenly, all of my friends just disappear. It’s a challenging and emotional time for those of us left behind on this increasingly scorching (it is Island Summer,... read more

My Island Retirement Scorecard

We spend our lives trying to accomplish things. We study in school to get good grades so we can accomplish academic goals. We work hard at our jobs so we can accomplish career success. We make plans, save money, and invest so we can accomplish financial security. We... read more

Can You Ever Really Get Lost On An Island?

Street signs don’t exist on this island once you veer off the main roads.This makes it easy to get lost, which happened often to me when I first moved here two years ago. During those early weeks, any venture behind the wheel and onto the street could leave me... read more

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