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First Swim
Our Bermuda

First Swim

The Bermudian, May 1989 Winter is past, spring is flying past and so I want more than just to walk along the shore breathing the salty air, watching the blowing spume. Now, as the sea settles to a smooth gloss of blue glass and the reefs thrust their coral heads out to glisten bejewelled to the sun, I want to enjoy all of it… so down to the beach I go, to have my first swim of the year. The…


Arts

What’s in A Name? Meredith Andrews’; Book “Who Is Anna Andersson?”

Last year Bermudian photographer Meredith Andrews set out to photograph women across Sweden who shared one thing in common: the name Anna Andersson. As Sweden’s most popular name, there are thousands of women who share it, but what makes them…


Our Bermuda

Building On Legend & Legacy

November 12, 2014—Ariel Sands Drive, Devonshire. It’s mid-afternoon. Overcast but still balmy. Summer has yet to beat a full retreat and the clouds are high and thin, obscuring the sun just enough to make the growing crowd at the old…


Arts

Short Story: The Day The Rock Burned

Once, Virgil got thrown out of class for talking too much. He had asked if stone could catch fire during reading time. Which irritated an already irritated Ms. Taylor who had just sent James and Jackie to deputy principle Smith’s…


Arts

Artists View: Karl Sternath

Who are you and what do you do? I was born in Austria on August 11, 1953. As a young child I was affectionately nicknamed “Stemsi”—hence the brand name “StemsiArt”.  Inspired by the awesome blues and greens of Bermuda’s waters,…

Culture

6 Reasons I Keep Going to Carnival

‘I thought you were done with all that carnival stuff,” she said. My mother’s words ring in my ears, and I put them in the folder with the eye rolls, smirks, and remarks from people who hear I’m going to…