A few weekends ago on the beach in Jacmel we ate fresh lobster with fried savory plantains and pikliz, an amazing coleslaw type relish with hot peppers and cabbage. We also tried grilled lambi (conch), that reminded me a lot of octopus.
There are many brilliant aspects about the UK which would make any American swoon for life across the pond. For starters there’s multi-coloured money, Pimm’s and lemonade, free museums stockpiled […]
I imagine that each social milieu has its own particular range of introductory questions that are considered acceptable to ask someone you’ve just met. “What do you do?” seems common across social […]
One of the most annoying and troubling (for me) fixtures of our year in Uganda was the expat bubble. If you are unfamiliar with the expat bubble, perform the following […]
This past week was the penultimate week of lectures this term. Where does the time go??? I was a bachelor for much of Sunday and Monday, as Faith was in […]
For each of the last three years, Faith and I have been outside the US on the annual gratitudinous smorgasbord that takes place on the fourth Thursday of November. There […]
Before the election For the last month or so, just about everyone we met, upon finding out we were American, would soon turn the topic of conversation toward the election: […]