The Demise of a Terrible Pan (in Real Life)

This is a Faceboook post I made the other day, because I’m honestly just bored with real life. (And I wonder why my FB friends think I’m a weirdo.) So… here you go. Enjoy! Here lies Dodgy Grenadian Skillet, the bane of my island existence. I inherited you from a long line of haggard SGU students who […]

The Secret Life of a Caribbean Hariette

Hashing. For those of you who are wondering what kind of leaf I might be smoking, the definition of hashing is thus: Hashing originated in December 1938 in Kuala Lumpur, then in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia), when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a […]

The Dark Side of Imagination

It’s embarrassing how many nights a week I lay awake, eyes wide, ears perked, hyper-analyzing every little creak and groan. The chirping of crickets turn into the squeaking of front door hinges. (Though, to be fair, the crickets here do seem adept at mimicking inorganic sounds like car alarms and electric buzzing.) The tree outside […]

Fishing for Greatness

I have a spirit animal, and his name is Todd*. You know those moments in your life, when you look back and realize “that was a moment that influenced me to change.” You might not realize it at the time–in fact, you almost never do–but whether you know it or not, something comes into your […]

Thursday Q & A: The Awakening

Hello, friends! This is the first official post of my soon-to-be ongoing theme of “Q & A Thursday.” At first, I’ll probably just start off by making up my own questions. But eventually, you can start e-mailing me any writing or island related questions to the following address: (catchy, right?) and I’ll choose one […]


You only get to claim a fresh start a few times in your life. There’s the very first day of school, when no one knows you at all…when you haven’t yet made a single new friend, turned in a single homework assignment or pissed off a single teacher. Then there’s the day you go off […]

Boom! (Squish, Squish)

And so begins the Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Takeover… You knew this day would come, didn’t you? You’ve been planning for it, secretly, back there in the darkest recesses and out of the way storage cubbyholes of your mind. Don’t be ashamed, we’ve all thought about it. The question is, what will we do now that the glorious […]