Abandoned drug plane. Add it to Utila’s airplane boneyard.

There are many beautiful aspects of living here on the island of Utila. Many people think it would be absolute paradise to live on an island in the Caribbean. Before you get lost… Continue reading

28 shirts. 39 pants. 29 skirts. 27 boys shoes. 24 girls shoes.

At the beginning of the week we heard of a scheduled power outage for the entire island ¬†from 6am-4pm on Wednesday (3.14.12) and that just happened to be the day we planned on… Continue reading

One life at a time.

As I have spent time in parts of this beautiful island where there are many people in extreme poverty, I have to balance the feeling of being overwhelmed with knowing that I can… Continue reading

Hunting for children

Today was like no other day I have ever lived. We were hunting for children. With notebook, pen, camera and a heart full of love, we set out to go door to door… Continue reading

$200 in 60 minutes

Can you think of a time where you spent $200 on something? Do you remember what it was? Do you still have it? Did you take pictures of it? Was it for yourself,… Continue reading

No uniform. No education.

I am not sure why the Honduran public school system has this particular rule, but if the children do not come in uniform to school they are not allowed in. Many families have… Continue reading

Slow Down. Look Up. Be Grateful.

It is so powerful and uplifting when you practice thankfulness. Every morning I write all the things that I am grateful for that happened the previous day and then all the things I… Continue reading

Horses. Planes. Streets. Caribbean.

Yesterday I spent the day in La Ceiba with great friends getting special grocery items, trying to take care of internet contracts, eating Sushi and taking in the unique, primitive ways of Honduran… Continue reading

Cloud Explosion

Living on an island provides some dynamic sunrises and sunsets. This morning was no exception. Although the colors weren’t the most impressive part of this sunrise. It was the massive, exploding clouds. Enjoy… Continue reading

Children.Island.English.Trash.

Every Saturday I get on my bike and ride down to my church in hopes that the children remembered its English learning day. Sometimes they simply forget it’s Saturday. Other times they roll… Continue reading

Resourcefulness + Creativity = Joy

Seeing that I live on an island and the nearest store to pick up some organizational, household items is an hour ferry ride away and costs about $60 round trip (which includes ferry… Continue reading

Little Pip

I was looking through some of the 5,000+ pictures I have taken of only my family over the past 8 years and came upon a few of my youngest niece, Piper Sue Cassidy.… Continue reading

Somewhere in Switzerland

It was almost 9 years ago that I purchased my first digital camera. A very memorable experience for many reasons. It was my first and very own camera. I purchased it in Switzerland,… Continue reading

My car: the bike

So, for the first time since my single-digit years, I get around on a bike. I haven’t got around to putting stickers on it or attaching the tassle-thingy’s on my handlebars, but it… Continue reading

Trash as landfill. Some people’s way of life.

Unfortunately, this is how many parts of the world look. A piece of land in the middle of many houses becomes the garbage dump and serves as a landfill. Unlike the American way… Continue reading

Sunrise in Utila

Took a bike ride out to the beach yesterday morning to watch the sun come up. I think it’s amazing how sunrise and sunset pictures are all over the internet and to think… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to my bro-n-law!

Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law, Andy, who looks even better now than he did in high school over 20 years ago! He married¬†my beautiful sister 17 years ago. He is a father to… Continue reading

Weekend of creativity and treasures

I have wanted to challenge my photography skills and what better time to start than at the end of a year and the beginning of a new one! So, I built my very… Continue reading

Just another day in paradise

Went on a little photo venture yesterday morning. Venture: an undertaking involving uncertainty as to the outcome, especially a risky or dangerous one. This image probably does not look risky or dangerous. My… Continue reading

Decorating cookies

Every Saturday I teach a group of local children English. We usually start with a song, then learn to sound out and write simple English words. After the first 45 minutes the children… Continue reading

  • A Little About Me

    I'm a writer, deep thinker and on a quest to BE PRESENT and BE LOVE. I'm an ex-churchgoer. I've lived in 27 different places in my life. I was once an island dweller and I've been a pioneer in a handful of start-up organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Honduras. Oh and I should add that I am a recovering people-pleaser. I hope to bring humor and thought-provoking ideas to my readers.
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