Always Time To Dance

Haitian dancers, photo © David X Young

One thing about Dominicans that endears me is their innate musical nature. They have an almost involuntary response to music — they simply must dance. But the musical culture is not contained merely within the Dominican Republic, it is indicative of the island as a whole, the island of Hispaniola, in which…

Marriage & Honeymoon Photos

Here is a collection of photos from our marriage day and mini honeymoon…

Beer & Avocados — Reflections on Santo Domingo

A selection of local fruits and vegetables at our nearby colmado

I have been away from the Dominican Republic for so long, eight months, that, in coming back I can experience it more as an outsider while still retaining my inside perspective. Heat The first thing I feel is the heat which is so intense, enveloping and relentless that one has no choice…

Eight Months

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It’s been nearly 8 months since I last saw Karan and that was only for a few days. Today was the day to fly to Santo Domingo. My flight was for 6:10 a.m. I awoke at 1:10 a.m., unable to sleep, and when I realized it was far to early to get…