Irene–Thursday Update (nearing the end, I hope)

Irene–Thursday Update (nearing the end, I hope)

Our cable went out around 11:30pm last night and we went to bed. We did figure out an alternate method to access the internet, so it was good to have a contingency plan. We then had no BEC power or cable; we still had water and landline phone service. It was blowing...
Irene Update 8-24-2011

Irene Update 8-24-2011

I’m posting this here not so much as a writing exercise but because I know people want Irene info and photos. I’ve written a couple of short entries today and posted them to the Eleuthera message board. I am repeating those posts here plus a little more...
Preparing for Irene

Preparing for Irene

Most Bahamians here on Eleuthera seem resigned to Irene, the currently Category 2 hurricane that is projected to be Category 3 by the time she hits Eleuthera sometime late Wednesday/early Thursday. Right now analysts project the eye to pass directly over the island at...
A Bahamian Potcake Story

A Bahamian Potcake Story

One thing that prevents me from traveling to and enjoying Mexico is the stray dog population. They’re skinny, flea-bitten, hollow-eyed pups that dodge cars in the street as they look for scraps to eat. They drink from those whitish rain puddles by the road and...

Reflections through a Southern Window

Sitting in a restaurant on a warm summer evening in Atlanta, I idly looked out the window and watched a middle-aged black guy amble by on a bicycle. He had on a white t-shirt and a baseball cap and wasn’t rushing to be anywhere. He didn’t look particularly bothered by...