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Jul.11.2008
Listening to Jeff Buckley sing "Hallelujah" on the the little portable I-Pod player I brought - then Edith Piaf, then The Animals, then Eddie & The Hot-Rods, then Leonard Cohen and Jennifer Warnes singing "Joan of Arc", all sitting poolside - it doesn't get much better than...
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Jul.08.2008
I have been attempting to capture the spirit of St. Lucia in prose(as opposed to poetry) - I have a modest effort in progress. "As he walked, lost in thought, the waves unfurled on the beach like giant lines of cocaine. The clarity of the scene was quite astonishing - almost as good as...
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Jul.07.2008
Went to Jalousie Beach today - it appears to be a facsimile of Germany in the late 1920's - rampant hyper-inflation - when you go in, a cup of coffee costs the equivalent of 3 dollars, and by the time you drink it, it's four hundred and thirty five thousand dollars and change. We're talking a...
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Jul.06.2008
Well, the first flight out of here is next Saturday, so we have an extra week's vacation - woo-hoo!. So we're booked into The Humming Bird for the duration. The Wimbledon men's final is on TV in the bar, so we're here for a while. Everyone who matters has been contacted, so now we just have to stop...
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Jul.05.2008
Still in St. Lucia - Tristi couldn't fly because she has a middle-ear infection, so we're going to have to wait at least 96 hours before she can think about that. Our boss-mans are going to be very skeptical about this - and this always seems to happen to us - but if you're gonna be stuck...
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Jul.04.2008
Last day in St. Lucia - I've been overcome with that pathetic sadness that accompanies the last day of vacation. A woman just came up to me and asked if I was an author - I love it - wtf? I gave her a free book just for the compliment.. Her husband is lamenting the passing of Jesse Helms. I'm not...
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Jul.03.2008
Man, I wish I had found this place two weeks ago....I can smoke, drink beer and look at the forest and the ocean while I write this..and even though I'm not staying here, it's such a ritzy place, they treat you as if you are..oh,well... Tomorrow is my last full day in St. Lucia- it's been really...