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Book of the Month Club

Welcome to the book of the month club. It is not called that because there is a book coming every month, it is called that because it is how long it took me to write it. It took me two weeks to live it and two and a half to write it. Once I started […]

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No Hay Problema

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Things in the world of booking agent have been hectic over the summer. Who knew having a hotel on a deserted stretch of beach on a Caribbean island could be so appealing… in summer! But why not? In the heat of summer everyone wants to head to the water. Crowded beaches suck just as much […]

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Agent

Currently, on the ‘road of life’, I am on a straightaway. The GPS is telling me, “stay straight for 22 months and 10 days before turning south”. Sounds simple enough. I know that the ‘road of life’ is never simple, but assuming I reach the next turn, what then? What happens to the ‘road’ when […]

Decorum

I act as internet-concierge for a Dominican hotel/restaurant business. Three thatched roofed cabanas on the sand. Each one for rent on any given day. I am the faceless individual that makes contact with strangers from other countries. I do the multiple languages with my trusty laptop and google translate and as much decorum as possible. […]

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Typewriter

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.”   This is a phrase that my mother would use when she practiced her version of 1950’s keyboarding. They called it typing back then, and my mom’s fingers flew over the keys as she repeated this sentence on our […]

Booking a trip that requires deciding on accommodations is never as easy as they make it look on television. Just click and go is make-believe. As a traveller you need to make decisions on where to go, how long to stay, and how to get there. It’s never just push a button and you’re there, […]

I always seem to adapt. I change with the flow of the river and usually I make a point of not sweating the small stuff. I wasn’t always like that but sometime in the past I must have made a conscious decision to try my best not to let life get to me. At least […]

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Yes I know there has been nothing new from here in weeks. Partly due to the fact that this is the time of year when my life is the most hectic but mostly because I have just experienced the most tragic of losses… my laptop died.   I loved my laptop. It was big and […]

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I Don't Have To Be There To Be There

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I only go to the Playa Paraiso en Magante once a year. I think about the place year round but I only put my toes in the sand for 14 days annually. I plan for this to change but that is in the future and if there is one thing I’ve learned about life, I […]

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Customer Service

When you go to any retail outlet they all have a desk or counter of some sort, with a sign hanging above that reads ‘Customer Service’. The customer service desk is where you go when you require assistance, or wish to return something or have a complaint. It is also the place that most retail […]

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