After a long wait, Maracas Beach at last!

Finally, we got to get out to the beach. Up until just recently, the beaches had been closed since COVID first hit in... what was that? 2020? Nearly two years I guess! Yikesamunga!

It’s just another (Sun)day… and Missouri

Not everyday on earth has to be exciting and action-packed. Some days are just filled with the usual stuff. Waking, eating, writing, cooking, watching some TV, and hanging out with the homies (literally, the people at home 😂).

Celebrating Divali in Trinidad

I arrived back in Trinidad in time to experience what Divali during the time of COVID is like here. In Trinidad Diwali often gets spelled with a 'v' instead of a 'w'. Considering that it's derived from the Sanskrit word dipavali, one could argue that the 'v' spelling is more correct...

“Just like America,” they said

Since landing in Trinidad I hear such phrases often. Journeying out from the airport for the first time my on-again fiancé Andy and his neighbor friend Robert, who came along to do the driving, pointed out such things as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and Smoothie King--funny how such staples help define America outside … Continue reading “Just like America,” they said