Monday, December 31, 2007


As the sunsets, we say goodbye to another year and to any heartache, disappointment or grief. I pray that tomorrows sunrise brings joy, health, laughter, prosperity and the company of friends. I pray that 2008 be full of sunrises for all of us!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

All Is Well...

...that ends well. Both power and phone service have been restored. Boy, do we take things for granted!! I don't know how the Amish do it. Like so many people across the world, I have come to depend on modern conveniences and just assume they will be there whenever or wherever I need them. Thank God I had a warm place to lay my head and a job to keep my mind diverted from the COLD realities of my home being without power.
Ahh, but alas I am here! I have missed my friend (the computer), and I have missed all of you. How about a group hug?!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Oh, the weather outside is frightful...!! We are suffering from horrible winter conditions. An ice storm has knocked out power for many hundred thousands of customers. To top it off, ice has caused a tree to snap and pull down my phone line. Thank God for cellphones (which I can charge at work) and for friends with power (whose computer I'm using now).

Don't know when this mess will be fixed. I'm just trying to use a bit of patience, to exercise my faith and to keep my sanity.

Because I can not use my own computer there may not be a Friday feature tomorrow. And though it is not Friday I feel like closing my eyes and drifting off to some small island with balmy temperatures, a cool tropical drink and a beautiful hombre to fan me while I lie on a beachside chaise...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Any Excuse...

...for a party!! And what better place for one than "Temptation Island?" Fellow D.R. lover Mario Sessions will celebrate his 43rd birthday in March. Venir y celebrar!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Orlando-Santo Domingo by JetBlue
Flights from Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo to Orlando International Airport are due to begin on 6 March. Regular fares between Orlando and Santo Domingo start at US$99 to US$349 each way (plus taxes). The JetBlue flight is the only non-stop service between both cities. Flight times are departing MCO at 1:55pm arriving SDQ at 5:35pm, and departing SDQ at 6:20pm, arriving MCO at 8:20pm. JetBlue uses an Embraer E190 fleet with complimentary first-run movies on the airline's seatback televisions. "We are very excited about this new route connecting Santo Domingo to Orlando, Florida's largest airport," said Astrid Diaz, CEO of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Today is a day that we unite our voices to speak out and to speak up. AIDS continues to be a plague in our communities, but especially so in third world and developing countries.

Our beloved retreats, such as the Dominican Republic, have alarmingly high rates of infection. We must not only save ourselves, but save our world neighbors also. Let us not be disallusioned. We are not truly safe until our global brothers and sisters are as well.

Remember to write or call your government officials and demand more resources for the fight against HIV/AIDS.