Tag Archives: St. John

I wish I could say that in the months of silence since my last post I had accomplished something spectacular: written a bestselling novel, taught my children a foreign language, traveled to new exotic Caribbean locales, completely organized and cleaned … Continue reading

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Newbie Winter

Five months still qualifies one as a “newbie” on island; the word has been used to describe me four times in the last 48 hours. The first was when I was trying to ‘make nice’ while calling for last-minute, hard-to-get-in-high-season … Continue reading

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Three Kings; Wrap-Up; Water?

Today is “Three Kings Day,” or the Feast of Epiphany, in the Virgin Islands as well as in Puerto Rico and much of Latin America and the Caribbean; banks, federal offices, schools, and many businesses are shut. I gather it … Continue reading

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The Search For The Perfect Christmas Tree, Part 1

A Century Tree sounded like a cool, island alternative to a regular imported fir tree. I had read somewhere that locals search for one in the wild, cut it down and decorate it – old school and exotic all at … Continue reading

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