I miss my little friend. My daily tern greeting will be missed for quite some time and never forgotten.
Archive for ‘Republic of the Marshall Islands’
Part of my daily commute to the school where I teach consisted of being greeted by a family of terns over the past couple of months. Particularly a new baby that I observed from egg to chick. One day before wing feathers, the baby disappeared. My days do not start as happy as they once did.
Under the Southern Cross
One of the things I like the most about living so close to the equator is that, even though I am on the very edge of the Northern Hemisphere, I can often view the Southern Cross in the early morning sky. See this gem of the Southern Hemisphere always gives me great comfort.
The rain has been falling here in the Pacific. And April is Poetry Month!
I captured this beautiful moment between mother and daughter for my friends the Gerber family. And they kindly gave me permission to use this photo for the poem that they inspired.
Too many reminders of late that life can be fleeting. Hold the ones you love close.
His Amazing Grace
It is comforting that’s God grace is a gift that is not earned, but freely given.
The Blanket of Night
Standing oceanside at night on Kwajalein allows the mind to wander.
If the seas continue to rise, the flooding will be much worse. Some islands out here in the South Pacific will simply disappear. Even a 2 degree change will be tragic for this area. Politics need to be set aside and options need to be discussed.
A poem for those at waters edge living every day with the effects of climate change.