I never “win” anything. Not lottery fortunes. Not golf tournaments…well, some, but not many. Although the latter is the result of talent and grit, the lottery simply comes down to dumb luck. And given the law of averages, one would think that at some point you might get lucky. I mean even a blind squirrel finds … Continue reading BAUBLE BONANZA
Dear Santa, It may be very hard for you to find us this Christmas as we are far away from the North Pole, smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, 700 miles off the coast of the United States. So I have provided global coordinates (32.3000° N, 64.7833° ) for your … Continue reading Dear Santa
This is the time of year when many expats from Bermuda travel abroad to see their families and then return with thousands of visitors eager to see the place we now call home. My first glimpse of Bermuda from the air is always an alluring one. Blue skies and turquoise seas paint the picture of … Continue reading A DECLARATION OF TRUTH
Funny ad. But not so funny when you lose one of those pricey stones. The good news is finders are not always keepers. And here’s one example reminding us of how trustworthy many people are. When I turned 18 my late father gave me a lovely pair of diamond studs which I wore almost daily. … Continue reading Finders Keepers ?
Do you any idea why skinny people are so skinny? It’s because they don’t eat anything. Or barely anything. I am not talking about poor, starving people. Rather, stylishly thin people. However the road to both waif life appearances is virtually the same. They just don’t eat much. One, of course is involuntary. The other is a deliberate act of … Continue reading LIFE’S NO MYSTERY
“Because I’m worth it.” Who could argue with the French beauty giant L’Oreal for creating that neat little catch phrase and giving us the best reason in the world to splurge on ourselves? Guilty pleasures are luxuries because they are both irresistible and unnecessary. Those splurges are typically not grand enough to lead to bankruptcy, … Continue reading LUXURY: What’s Your Weakness?
“What is making all that racket?,” a inquisitive friend of ours asked as he searched in vain for the source of the noise he heard outside our patio during his first summer on the island. “Oh, tree frogs,” we said. “Sounds like a lot more than tree to … Continue reading Love Calls
BERMUDA TRIANGLE Fay was as unwelcome as any tropical storm intent on dropping by uninvited. But what made her arrival so unique was that no one was really expecting her. Bermuda’s inhabitants know how to prepare for a storm. But when it is supposed to just slip … Continue reading Bermuda Triangle
I have a friend who is officially a “special person.” It is actually printed across the top of her I.D. “I think it’s cool to have it there when you have to show people your license,” says Lyndy Thatcher who is the youngest “special person” you’ll ever meet. The SP moniker is the legal designation … Continue reading Are You A Special Person?
Bermuda is not for the faint-hearted when it comes to the pocketbook. This island may be a magnet for international high finance but after your first trip to the grocery store you will question whether you are actually earning enough. Tax free or not. My first round of sticker shock occurred upon selecting a lovely … Continue reading Sticker Shock