truthful tuesday

I’m an arrival/departure junkie.

There’s really nothing sweeter than coming back to a place I left a year ago. Fights and grievances evaporate, everything appears shiny and new, and I find myself appreciating details I might never have noticed if I lived here all the time. People are happy to see me, and instead of [...]

me o’clock

1. I never thought I’d say this, but I haven’t done much of anything on the internet for the last year. I still post from time to time, but I haven’t written anything of substance (here) in ages, and lately I go weeks without even checking my email. This time last year I was posting [...]

a water story

P. had been living in Grenada for over five years the day she got the first water bill.

At first, she thought it was a bookkeeping error, one that the utility would sort out on its own. But the bills continued to arrive, and she decided that even though she couldn’t possibly be the responsible [...]

a few hours ago

I was standing in my kitchen, contemplating a sink full of dirty dishes and admitting to myself that I’d really love to put the chore off by calling a friend to chat, but that I can’t – easily – because I’ve been out of touch with everyone for over six months, long enough that the [...]

goldilocks

I’m trying to find my “just right”.

I’ve always been sensitive about how I write about Grenada, the things that happen to me and around me, and especially the other people involved. There are some tales that I’ll never tell, and others in which I give once-real-life characters fictional cloaks that I hope will protect [...]

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