Ann Barnett

After retiring from teaching I turned to writing, my first love. In a memoir writing course on Long Island I met the mentor of my dreams. My work has been published in Newsday.

Why I Keep Going Back To Bonaire

Bonaire snorkeling

When people ask “What do you do for nightlife?” I don’t tell them about counting bats or that I’m usually asleep by 9 o’clock. I might not even mention Wednesday movie night for fear of ruining it with popularity.

Second Chances

scuba - second chances

When we flew to Cozumel, I planned to play tennis and lie on the beach. Worn out, middle-aged school teachers, we knew survival until June depended on a successful February vacation.