Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Last Day

It was the last day, last dive and last night on the boat.  The rule is you can’t dive 24 hours before you fly, so I had to be out of the water for good by 8:30 a.m.  My last … Continue reading

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A Manta Farewell

Our morning call times were getting later and later the latest being 7:30 a.m., it was our last full day of diving and the day of our night dive.  Our first dive was Dega Thila.  I was still having problems … Continue reading

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Back in my fins

Since being severely reprimanded by my cousin Shelle about sunscreen, being out in the sun and skin cancer, I have developed the new mode of sun bathing, pictured left.  Sunscreen and towels.  My goal was to be the whitest person … Continue reading

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Grounded

Despite my best efforts I woke up with a cold. And I had barely slept because I had been awake blowing my nose all night.  It was that morning I discovered that they had decongestant on the boat.  I could’ve taken it … Continue reading

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Manta Point

We did three dives a day and were scheduled to do one night dive.  To get three dives in, we would wake up at 6:00 p.m. actually, Two Kilo who served as the purser I guess you would call him … Continue reading

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The Black Pearl

I arrived at 7:55 in the morning dressed in my Lulu lemons and a Mercy Corps t-shirt, it was incredibly humid. The Maldives is Muslim and a lot of the women wear the hijab so they said to dress conservatively … Continue reading

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U.N. CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES crippled without action and commitment

In honor of International Persons with Disabilities Day I offer the rejected Op-Ed piece, that none of the major papers were interested in.  This July, President Obama signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The news … Continue reading

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