Finding My Safety Net

I attended Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, for my undergraduate studies. It is a beautiful, yet isolated, place, within walking distance of Lake Superior, and because of its isolation, there was always a concerted effort while I attended to have a very strong student affairs program with lots of concerts, performances, movies, […]

Checking In

Hello All! During my Peace Corps service in the Eastern Caribbean, I wrote at least one letter a week back to the States. Especially the first year, when everything was so new and different, I had plenty to write about. New people, new experiences, new food, new challenges. Truly good times–and some of the hardest. […]

On Battered, But Resilient, Barbuda

I liked Tim Duncan when he played basketball, but I found I really connected with him and his love of the Caribbean with his post in The Players’ Tribune “Don’t Forget About the Islands”about living through Hurricane Hugo when he was growing up on St. Croix. He personalized his home for his readers–St. Croix wasn’t […]