Our Tropical Journal

Bienvenidos. Here's our place to share finca and island news, memories from guests, as well as ideas, recipes, and assorted ramblings from the hammock...

Swingin’ high…and Sometimes low

Even time in a hammock has highs and lows. Even life here in “Paradise” (a term I actually never use to describe this complex little island of ours) can get down right challenging. Seems like no matter where we live these days, the challenges are harder to escape. They’re environmental, political, socio-economic, racial, and educational…. Read more »

doing good business

It’s sort of funny to think of aging hippies as business people, but we can be. As “radically left,” and dedicated to the common good as I strive to be; as off-beat and casual (aka quirky, wacky) as I hear I am, I’m figuring out I’m a business person, an entrepreneur — by choice, by… Read more »

When and Where and How it’s Going to Happen

At pre-dawn; dark with a wash of lightening periwinkle to the southeast, behind the lace of the silhouetted flamboyan tree, one or two last strong stars, before they bow out, and the backdrop of last cheeps and chirps. They change at this time of day, from the all night bug chatter to birds. And these… Read more »

Thinking of you

Ok. Do me a favor. Let me know if you still get this poor neglected blog, that I haven’t looked at in over a year. If you do, and you actually read it, awesome. I’m flattered, surprised, impressed the systems are all and working, and now I’m going to let you in on a little… Read more »

Accidental Farming on Vieques

Right now is one of those magic, peaceful moments when things are wondrously quiet. All houses, cabanas, casitas and the whole guest house, are full, but still sleeping — despite the roosters from the farm access the valley, who seem intent on waking the world. Rustling palms muffle the crowing I guess… Drinking my coffee,… Read more »