When I first started telling people I would be moving to Kwajalein, I never knew what reactions to expect. I got a lot of “That sounds great for you, but we’ll really miss you.” But one response from a computational biologist stands out in my mind: “Why would you move there? There can’t be very much species diversity, right?”Read More
When we moved to Kwajalein, my greatest fear for Nora was that she would retreat back into herself. Making friends is chancy. It takes reaching out, extending yourself out into the world, risking rejection. To our great delight, Nora began making new friends before we even made it to the island.Read More
I’m pretty excited about my two-wheeled transportation on Kwajalein. Bicycles are the superior mode of getting from point A to point B, and here’s why.Read More
While we were in Honolulu in July 2018, I send out nearly 30 postcards to family and friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in years. No worries, I’m planning to send more messages from Kwaj!
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On my first Kwaj morning, I was padding barefoot around a still-unfamiliar house making coffee when I saw a pink glow through my dining room window. It was the beginning of a sunset, and the tiny slice I could see through the palm trees looked glorious. I grabbed my sandals and walked toward the glow and down to the beach along the ocean.Read More
We had been looking at photos of Kwajalein Atoll for six months, so when the airplane approached the runway, I recognized the features my family and I had been zooming in with Google Earth to see: the characteristic U-shape of the island, the square tide pools dug by the Japanese in World War II, dome homes, coconut palm trees.Read More