About: Dawn

Profile: Dawn is a writer-lawyer-educator-traveler. As the creator and author of this blog, Dawn describes her experiences as a big-city American lawyer who left it all behind for a simpler, happier life on a small island in the Bahamas, where she now works as a freelance writer and enjoys the antics of her beloved dog, beau, neighbors, friends and family.

Posts by Dawn:

  • Foodie Friday: Sugar Apple

    19 Sep 2014

    Two Beginning Caveats First, if I thought I didn’t need a recipe for the last Foodie Friday, I certainly don’t for this post!  I’m not even MAKING anything – merely enjoying what already exists!  That said, because it is so very Bahamian, so very Better Life, and so very edible, I decided to include this [ more… ]

  • Introducing Kitty Cat

    16 Sep 2014

    Ladies and Gentlemen . . . I introduce to you . . . Our newest Family Member . . . Kitty Cat! I never thought of myself as a cat person. Ever. I found them aloof and disdainful. Of course, I care about all animals, but cats were not for me. Errrr, or so I [ more… ]

  • Foodie Friday: Switchy Lemonade

    12 Sep 2014

    Boy, there’s nothing like a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day (and it still feels like summer here!) And the BEST kind of lemonade, is actually more of a limemade.  Bahamian style.  Made from native limes (like key limes).  Around here, it’s called “Switchy.”  I’ve also seen it written online as “Switcher” [ more… ]

  • Morning Glory

    10 Sep 2014

    Good morning, Better Lifers! Earlier this morning, I sat outside on my kitchen steps with a cup of coffee and gazed in appreciation at the start of another beautiful day. Looking west over the sea, the clouds take on a pink hue reflecting the rising sun.  A very light breeze rustles in the trees.  The [ more… ]

  • End of Summer

    18 Aug 2014

    At Long Last Greetings, Better Lifers!  I hope you are well and that you’ve had wonderful Springs and Summers.  Many of you have children returning to school soon (today even!), and I hope they are excited about the new beginning.  I know I am. As summer draws to a close, so does a busy period [ more… ]

  • Ready for Regatta 2014!

    10 Apr 2014

    ‘Tis the season!  Race season, that is.  Sailboat racing, to be exact.  Bahamian sloop sailboats, to be really precise. And we are ready! Despite how busy it’s been, nothing takes priority over Regatta!  Numerous sailing regattas take place throughout the Bahamas and around the world.  However, in our area, “Regatta” in the shorthand means only [ more… ]

  • Missed My Own Birthday!

    20 Mar 2014

    Dearest Better Lifers, hellooooooooooo!  I know I’ve been remiss about writing for quite some time.  But, it makes for pretty significant neglect when . . . I missed my own Blog birthday! February 23, 2014 marked 3 years since I returned to the island, and two years since this Better Life blog was born.  And [ more… ]

  • Happy (Brrrr) New Year!

    09 Jan 2014

    Happy New Year, Better Lifers! I hope each and every one of you had a lovely holiday season and are kicking off your 2014 well.  Or, as well as can be expected, since many of you are in the midst of, or just emerging from, a major deep freeze. What an arctic storm! I confess [ more… ]

  • Foodie Friday: Bahamian Super-Snack, Vienna Sausage!

    25 Oct 2013

    When I first thought to do a “Foodie Friday” series – albeit not every Friday, clearly – one particular dish came to mind.  However, this is not so much a meal as it is a snack. Vienna Sausages. Yep, vienna sausages!  Around here, it’s usually Libby’s brand, although Hormel is also sold in the stores [ more… ]

  • Brotherly Love & Island Fun

    08 Oct 2013

    Last month, my brother, Darin, came for a visit and stayed with us for two weeks.  What a lovely time! Darin had not been to the island for several years – far too long.  Like many of us, he let Life get in the way, and – before he knew it – years had slipped [ more… ]

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