The Eyes of Love

My love, your eyes enrapture my existence,                                              insistant, your love beckons me beyond resistance. exuberantly my soul is laid out before you                    unbound to…

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Walking on Water

I was four years old the first time I saw a miracle. While playing in the front room with the blue blinds raised up, letting the mid morning light stream in through the windows, I peered outside to see a fawn curled up on the sidewalk against the brick wall right below me. She was…

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New Book: Words the Dirt Meant to Share

Have you ever wondered if the tears you shed in the margins of your life actually mattered? That they were nourishing good ground and making things grow? From the tears I shed during my year long stint on Saba while my husband attended medical school, I penned a short book of poetry title “Words the…

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We Belong Together

After five months, living in two separate countries is tiring. The wife part of me wanders around aimlessly, restlessly, playing Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” on repeat, wondering where on earth to lay her head. I have questions, big questions I want to sort through with my “ride-or-die” man, but due to constraints on schedules and…

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Five Favorite Things: September

“Unmapped” by: Charlotte Getz and Stephanie Phillips This is one of the most creative memoirs I have read in quite some time. Both authors take turns writing chapters, and plays, and letters, which are equal parts hilarious, original, insightful, and moving. The book is long, and became a good friend I hung out with before…

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A Caribbean Rhapsody

Rhapsody: an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. 2. an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm. 3. an epic poem, or a part of such a poem, as a book of the Iliad, suitable for recitation at one time. My time on Saba was surprising; surprisingly good and surprisingly awful. Each day in…

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People Who Need People

I slammed on the brakes in response to an abrupt stop ahead of me, tires skidding in the rain to a halt just shy of the bumper. I knew I should have replaced the brakes last week!!!! But three toddlers make it quite difficult to schedule appointments of any kind. Car trouble will just have to…

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In Review: “Long Days of Small Things” by Catherine McNiel

Motherhood is grueling, but there are abundant opportunities for growth and joy amidst the sacrifices made on a daily basis. Reading is a respite for me, a way I recharge my batteries, so I want to spend my reading time well. I am so glad I stumbled across author Catherine McNiel and her gorgeous book…

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3 Perfect Days on Saba

The hurricanes have left their mark, but beauty is returning. Commercial travel has resumed and Saba is again waiting to fill your days with beauty and serenity. Come experience why Saba is one of the happiest places on earth. Day 1: There is no better introduction to Saba than arriving via WinAir. The sheer cliffs…

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In Review: “Dragonfruit” by: Malia Mattoch McManus

Once in a blue moon, a story reaches into the core of your being, and moves it with the sheer beauty of its truth, honesty, revelation, and lyricism. I have a list of about ten novels that have done exactly that in my life. “Dragonfruit” is such a story, and will remain in my heart…

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