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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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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Field Notes From First Semester

“There is no try. You do, or do not.” -Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back Wow, Summer is finished! Anyone else feel like it flew by in about three winks? We had a lot going on, the finish of my husband’s first semester in medical school, a visit from my aunt whom we lovingly refer to…

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The Way of Friendship

Mingling, Our journeys; The ones we have taken and The ones yet to be took… The resonance of varied spirits colors our walk, Asking and telling, Nodding and dreaming, weaving so grandly their unifying threads… stories; The ones we can tell and The ones we cannot.   Revelation collides with mystery and (sometimes) words Become…

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Every Tongue, Tribe, and Nation

The air was hot with excitement. Even the breeze carried the energy of what was taking place. While straightening my tribal print dress, a friend whisked me into one of the classroom Labs acting as a dressing room for the evening. Phallic plastic molds and IV practice stations greeted me as I looked around the…

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The Hidden Gifts of Transition

Any musician will tell you that transitions are the hardest part of music; but for a piece to bear itself unto completion, it must transition. Transitions are part of wholeness. Transitions signal that greater goodness is coming. Nevertheless, transitions often suck. Almost two months have passed since I waved goodbye to my parents from the…

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She Makes Her Dwelling in the Rocks

“Why Saba?” Is the question that greeted me upon landing at the Princess Juliana airport in St. Maarten with my husband, parents, three cranky kids, and over 500 lbs of luggage. Regret punched me in the face as I shuffled to the baggage claim, wondering how I thought this was a good idea. The man…

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