palm tree in caye caulkerOn Wednesday I turned 40. My sister and a bunch of girlfriends came down to Belize from New York to celebrate with me for a week, and they rented a house in Caye Caulker. We played in the pool, swam in the sea, ate, drank, danced, sang songs and had an awesome time. It was fun and relaxing and silly, and just what I needed. It was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday. Continue reading “40”


Labour Day

Today is Labour Day in Belize, or International Workers’ Day as it’s observed in many other countries. The first day of May is also a traditional celebration of the spring season in some cultures. While I don’t formally celebrate either of these holidays, I am reflecting on the themes inspired by both – growth, renewal, and honoring the work that sustains us. Continue reading “Labour Day”

New & Old Traditions

This is Ro’s and my first Christmas in Belize.

The holiday is widely celebrated here and for weeks I’ve been seeing homes and shops decorated with various Christmas-sy things, which has been amusing and a bit strange, mainly because it’s so hot and sunny and seeing this against the backdrop of palm trees is so different from what I’m used to. Like this tree that went up in the center of town last week: Continue reading “New & Old Traditions”