Beer & Avocados — Reflections on Santo Domingo

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…

History in the Making

So today is probably one of the most important historic moments of my lifetime — the 2008 presidential election where (I hope) the first African-American president will be elected. It is surreal being an ex-pat during this whole experience. It’s like I see my country both as my own and as a…