Monthly Archives: September 2017


Sep

30

2017
RED With Anger!!!!

RED With Anger!!!!

This morning I rolled over and checked my phone. These days I go straight to the news to see if we’re in a nuclear war, California has broken off into the sea, or we’re in open civil revolt. You know my personal feelings about the islands and the human tragedy occurring in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It’s appalling. It’s infuriating. It’s demoralizing....

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Sep

26

2017
Into Darkness..

Into Darkness..

The photo above was taken from the ISS after Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica, St Croix, and Puerto Rico last week. Notice something missing? That’s right–they aren’t there! Currently over 3 million people are, literally, in the dark. There is no power on these islands. On Puerto Rico, over 90 percent of the electrical grid was destroyed by Maria. An optimistic report says that power...

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Sep

17

2017
What have YOU Done to Help?

What have YOU Done to Help?

As I’ve done every morning for the last 2 weeks, I rolled over, lit up my phone, and went straight to the National Hurricane Center website. Overnight, our worst fears seem to be coming true. Another hurricane–Maria–has formed in the Atlantic and is on the expressway straight to Barbuda, Antigua, Guadeloupe, St Maarten, Anguilla, and our beloved Virgin Islands. It’s happening again. The current forecast...

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Sep

15

2017
My Lost Paradise–Part 1

My Lost Paradise–Part 1

I am grieving. There are no other words for it. I am grieving because so many of my kindred island spirits have lost their homes and their livelihoods. I am grieving because so many places the made up my Island Boy life are gone. I have not felt this way since the accident and I am sure that the events of the last few days...

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Sep

12

2017
Get up, Stand Up, Don’t give up the Fight

Get up, Stand Up, Don’t give up the Fight

I can honestly say I’ve been changed in the last 6 days since Hurricane Irma decimated my island home. Though I am not there right now, I have been in daily communication with many friends on St Thomas. They tell me that the situation is bad. Very bad. 80 percent of the homes on STT were destroyed and nearly 100 percent of the homes on...

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Sep

08

2017
Operation Save the Painkillers

Operation Save the Painkillers

I am not a doctor, a nurse, a carpenter, or a welder. But I am a project manager and I know how to get stuff done. We have been actively planning a response to the disaster in St Thomas and St John for the last 24 hours. Our friends need help. We’re calling it Operation Save the Painkillers. The US Government has already mobilized 700...

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Sep

07

2017
Devastation

Devastation

As I sit here tonight I am numb. Though I no longer reside on St Thomas, I am, and always will be, a Virgin Islander. Today I have been glued to my computer watching updates from StormCarib, Facebook, and YouTube. I’ve been anxiously checking for posts from friends hoping to hear that they’re ok. As of this evening, we’ve heard from several but many remain...

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