A Weekend in Old San Juan

    Puerto Rico stole my heart. However briefly, Jae and I were transported to a different world, and every minute that we spent there reminded us of it.     Old San Juan was a pleasant assault on the senses — the crisp, rapid Spanish erupting from its jovial people, the strong aroma of coffee…

Growing Up at the Beginning of the World #3

     When I was a very young child, I used to think the world was a straight line. I knew of maps, of course, and that the world was round, but my mind, which probably couldn’t fathom how large the earth must be for me not to see the land bend, pieced together its…

LookBack: First Wedding Anniversary, St. John Style

August 24, 2013 It was a year after our wedding, and I wanted to do something special. Without telling me, Jae booked two nights in a little cottage at a beautiful campground on St. John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the most untouched by development. With no cellphone reception and no Internet, I thought, Dear…

Growing Up at the Beginning of the World #2

     When I was a very young child, I used to think the world was a straight line. I knew of maps, of course, and that the world was round, but my mind, which probably couldn’t fathom how large the earth must be for me not to see the land bend, pieced together its…

Growing Up At the Beginning of the World #1

     When I was a very young child, I used to think the world was a straight line. I knew of maps, of course, and that the world was round, but my mind, which probably couldn’t fathom how large the earth must be for me not to see the land bend, pieced together its…

List of Print Work

View headlines and links to my news and feature articles.   Rotary II Names Bishop Bevard its ‘Person of the Year’ (V.I. Source) Click here Winners All at the Special Olympics (V.I. Source) Click here First Caribbean Clean Energy Symposium Wraps Up (V.I. Source) Click here Tourism Expert: Future Looks Bright, Challenges remain (V.I. Source) Click…

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge (www.ALSA.org)

  I was nominated by my friend and co-worker Garry Anthony back in August to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I happily accepted. My dear father-in-law has been kicking ALS’s a** for years. It’s an honor to be able to do this for him, and for other fighting the battle. Go #TeamJerome! Here’s…