If you're watching on Instagram, you know that despite the fact that I said there was no air travel in my immediate future, Alex and I are currently in Trinidad:  last Sunday at 3:15 am, my grandmother, Floris LeeYoung Walrond, passed away peacefully at the age of 96.  We're here to celebrate her life today.  She was one of the strongest women I've ever known, and remained that way until the very end.

I've not mentioned this earlier because if I know anything about Grandma, it's that she'd be horrified if I made a big deal over her.  But I couldn't let this day pass without noting that she was well loved, and she will be sorely missed.

Alex and I return to Houston on Tuesday.  Speak soon, friends.