Humble Thoughts

Our blog, our memories, our scribes.

Inherent Vice

Those who have read, or are aware of the writings of Thomas Pynchon – reclusive author extraordinaire – know his style to be anything but conventional. Inherent Vice is no different.  Read On…

Antigua Pride

Almost as if purposefully dropped within in the crosshair of street fruit markets, where wafting sounds of reggae compete with countless conversations, and, perhaps, providing a much needed smile in defence to the insurmountable poverty and stray dogs within pocket distance, stands a monument to Antigua Pride – the memory of a son who rose from obscurity to prominence. Read On…

“The Morning Show”

Just about every evening at 6 pm, amid crew mess mashed potatoes or a bowl of corn pops, I receive variations of the same call. “Myles, can you be there ten to seven tonight?,” a voice will beckon with South American inflection. The call is from Elvis, the ship’s Activities Manager, co-host of “The Morning Show,” and yes, that is his real name. Read On…

World Cup

With bated breath, staff of Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas watch on as Argentina and Germany fight for gold in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Read On…

The Baths

Welcome to one of nature’s little secrets: The Baths.  Read On…

Lights, Camera…Beta?

Don’t let your eyes fool you. The picture above, once the quick draw choice of any video capturing desperado, is a technological curio of the past. Whoa, and do I mean past (think VCRS, DeLoreans, or a talking ALF doll). Behold, the Sony Betacam SX! Read On…

The Emerald Forest

The great, lush beauty of Roseau, Dominica – an island nation in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean Sea, south-southeast of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Taken whilst on an excursion through the Emerald Forest. Read On…

Cruisin’ Caribbean: II

It has been a long day. Working aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise, the continuous cycle of awakening to the shared confines of living quarters and workplace takes some adjusting. At best, it is unique.  Read On…

Tropical Savanna

This serene beach is on the sandy shores of Philipsburg, Saint Maarten. It’s a tropical savanna, similar to a Corona advertisement. The scene calls to me immediately. The colours and composition begging to be captured. Read On…

Cruisin’ Caribbean: I

Like a fish to water, or a bird to the skies, I can attest that I have never been one for clichés that conjure the animal kingdom. But I recently put my ear and two pieces of luggage (carry-on included) to the sound of steel drums and the Caribbean – Royal Caribbean to be exact. Read On…