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Different Ways to Escape

Remember that post…way back last winter, when I proclaimed “This is where and how it would happen?” Ahhh. Such confidence. Such naïveté. Even at my age. I showed my little makeshift desk in the quiet corner of Casa Nueva, drenched in that first sweet honeyed-morning light, surrounded by the day’s early twitterings of birds and… Read more »

Careful What You Wish For…

There’s a goat leg in the front yard,             a tiny frog who lives in my shower,                       a bong on the front desk,                                  and some guest’s underwear soaking in the sink This blog is going to be about la finca caribe, three acres, and a cluster of cabins in the… Read more »

Yep, a lot can happen to a gal in 17 years…

…or a family, or a small, Caribbean island. When we first got to Vieques in 1996, it wasn’t included on most maps of the Caribbean. I called it “almost undiscovered,” and all of us were “young,” (in varying relative terms). You could wear cut offs and flip-flops anywhere on the island; clean if you were… Read more »

in which we find the finca

Folks were friendly. Native Viequense or bleary-eyed ex-pates, both seemed to welcome anyone weird, or adventurous enough, to have bothered to find, and get to the place. Just having landed on the island made you sort of an insider. We’d past the first of many, oh so many, initiations to come. Vieques is roughly 3… Read more »