Lessons from Nana

Lessons from Nana

Last night was the first time I have dreamt in six months. Or let me say, it’s the first time I vividly recall dreaming. The memories I hold may be non-sequential, but I don’t think that matters since the image shards my brain was tossing at me had very A Clockwork...
Virtual Smiles and Tears

Virtual Smiles and Tears

I’ve been a little quiet down here.  Yep, I am still in Belize.  The airports are still closed. We had expected to open in August. In fact, Danny Mellman was to arrive on August 20, but just 12 days prior, COVID-19 cases popped up on Ambergris Caye and the country...
A Dream Postponed or Accelerated?

A Dream Postponed or Accelerated?

It was a scary dream come true. After a few years coming to this little island paradise in Central America, Danny and I decided to dive in. No looking back we took the last of our savings and put it down on what would become his “retirement”project and my writing...
Fishing for a Future

Fishing for a Future

There are so many things I love about Belize. The wide-ranging shades and depths of blue; the sunrise on an open horizon of the sea; the ingredients and food; but what secures Belize firmly in my heart are the people. They are – as many people in the world are...
Fall on the Farm

Fall on the Farm

  Ah, Fall is here. It’s about time. I am longing to wear sweaters and warm snuggly boots. I lust for loud snow, crunchy beneath my boots as I wander our pastures capturing images of worn barns that have fed and housed generations of families and livestock. I...
Barbecue, BBQ, Bar-b-Q, Barbeque

Barbecue, BBQ, Bar-b-Q, Barbeque

What is Barbecue? Is that one of the most loaded questions in the South? I must admit, I was born in the North. And while my heart is Southern now, I am still one of those uncommitted barbecue enthusiasts. I have a confession to make, and I will apologize now, but...
Neighbors & Nations

Neighbors & Nations

Do I want to really say I have been pondering my next blog post for a year? No. But well, I have. And I have had great thoughts and major subversions. And finally, I am here. Computer keyboard and a blank slate. And babbling words. The past year has been a whirlwind....