Picture this.

The  most exciting things about today were that we snorkeled in the morning and then watched a salamander square off with a spider during our late lunch.  Otherwise we just stared at the beauty around us as we drove around the island. I think this may be my 50th birthday present as well as Allan’s 70th. …

A Long Time Coming

Back in 1986, when I first was accepted into the U.S. Peace Corps, the head office said I was headed to the Seychelles to teach swimmimg to children on the main island. The Seychelles?  I’d never heard of it. But then again I was only 20 and hadn’t heard of much.      The Seychelles is an archipelago…

A Shitty Morning (WARNING: Gross Content)

Maybe I shouldn’t have had the strawberry camel milk for breakfast yesterday because something went very wrong this morning. Woke up happy and early. Sipped Starbucks coffee and watched CNN. Took painful note of the escalating problems in Yemen, about 1,000 kilometers to our south. Woke David up for his first day of spring-break camp. Instead…