• Island Life
  • Over the Bridge

    Almost six years ago, I wrote this post to try to describe the feeling of traveling by bridge to an island. I imagine I could write multiple posts on the experience of crossing over, one for each facet of that movement from one world into the next. Maybe I will someday. But for now, here’s […]

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  • Irma and Beyond

    Some of you have asked about Irma, about our experience with it and its impact on us. I am grateful for your thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes. We have indeed survived Irma, and far better than we thought we would for several days there. There’s a strange thing about hurricanes; the before is often so beautiful, […]

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  • Drop, Roll, Fly

    One morning, you all wake up and decide it’s the day of the pit. You start with planning and digging. This takes time, but once it’s done, you’re left with the task of deciding what to do with it. Rolling down the inside of the pit is a natural first choice, so you experiment with […]

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  • Just Keep Digging

    When I was a child, I decided to dig a tunnel to China. Tales of the endeavor’s high failure rates had reached my ears, but I reasoned this was due to a lack of tenacity and perhaps to digging too close to the earth’s hot center.  So if I just kept digging, I reasoned, and […]