A Homesick Car

I think our car is homesick We drive a 2009 Honda Fit RS, a model generally only available in Japan. The Fit is the most common car on the island. In the average Caymanian parking lot, you will see two or three Fits parked, Alabaster Silver, Mystic Yellow, Milano Red, gleaming in the tropical sun (our par…Read more A Homesick Car

The Good Things of 2016

Day 49-50 New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve is a quiet affair in our house. Natalie is sick so our plans are simple—a Star Wars marathon, and watching whatever fireworks we can see from our patio. We eat leftover tikka masala, dipping beautiful pieces of roti into the red sauce as Han, Luke and Leia…Read more The Good Things of 2016

Holding on to Traditions

Is this really Christmas in the Cayman Islands or is this a dream? Our lives have changed so much in five years. When we first got married we were small town people used to life in Idaho moving to the big city of Boston. Now we’re big city folks living in a small town in the tropics...We hold on to Christmas traditions as a lifeline to our former lives, a bridge of hope into our new lives.

Accents and the First Week of Work

Day 4-7 I made a terrible discovery today about the island at work. There. Is. No. McDonalds.  We’re so far from “civilization” that the gospel of McDonalds hasn’t reached these tropical shores. I don’t even eat McDonalds that much (those fries and hash browns though…), but I never thought I’d go somewhere that DIDN’T have…Read more Accents and the First Week of Work