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I'm so homesick, it physically hurts. It's not long until I am on my way back, but the few months I have left, they really seem like a long period of time for me at the moment.
I really can't stand this constant brick+mortar+concrete "look" anymore, not to mention the weather here.
All I can think of is this:
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Most recently my work has had me reading up on Trinidad (following Miller and Slater) which has been very illuminating in terms of culture, but the development of Haiti as a sovereign nation is an informative history, and actually in many ways foreshadows USA foreign policy towards several revolutions over the following centuries/decades, most specifically in my mind Vietnam. Back in my undergrad I used to be more focused on history and my school had more or less a focus on "the Atlantic World" which centered around issues relating to the Caribbean.
I have many friends and contacts from various islands (mostly Antigua, Trinidad, and Jamaica though), and interacting with their extended families and friends gives me a little bit of insight to their cultures and relationship to their home. Maybe one day I'll find the time to go there.