Author Archives: Kim Rayl

Just in Case.

A Friday night flight means an extra early departure, just in case. Just in case there is an accident on the bridge. Or a dignitary and his security shuts the roads down. Or it rains. Or we experience mechanical issues. … Continue reading

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Annual Migration

Year four in Lagos will officially end on Friday, June 8. If all goes according to plan, a bit after 10:00 pm, Greg and I will leave the Delta lounge for a final security check and boarding call. We’ll find … Continue reading

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The Help

I’ve been working on this piece for about a year. Why so long, you ask? Laziness and lack of motivation was not my sticking point. At issue was the content; I wasn’t quite sure how to share my thoughts in … Continue reading

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Expiry Dates

While we say, “expiration date” and our friends across the pond use the more proper sounding “expiry date”, either way you slice it, the meaning is synonymous: “The date on which something comes to an end, can no longer be used, … Continue reading

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A Whole Lotta Nothin…

It’s Sunday afternoon of spring break which means Greg and I are nearing the end of our staycation in Lagos. What have we been up to the past nine days? While I’d like to regale with tales of exploration through … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Out There.

Plan for three and hope for two. That’s how we approach summer sailing. Continue reading

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Tangine Belly.

Operation Gong Show was a go. Continue reading

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