Category: South-East Asia


Scared Silent in Bali

This post is an interview with Arlo Rocket Curry. Age 8 1/2 on  March 12, 2013.

Me: Hi Arlo, how are you?

Arlo: Good.

Me: Should we tell everyone we are doing this interview in silence?

Arlo: No….

Me: hmm, well but we are… so, lets tell everyone why…

Arlo: Because it’s Nyepi….

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Welcome to the world…..


It’s the middle of the night, the moon is almost full. An hour ago I could see it – Round and heavy like a woman’s belly in her last days of pregnancy but now it is slipping to the other side. Continue reading

This one goes out to all the Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles and cousins that haven’t seen the boys in a while..

Apologizes if you were hoping for something interesting or travelly…  check out some of my favorite bloggers from the blog roll at the bottom right and I know you will find something inspiring….. Continue reading

Meet Dr. Ating; resident physician at Green School on the island of Bali. When he’s not patching up skinned knees this mild mannered superhero is saving the world one species at a time through the Dr. Ating Foundation. Continue reading

Agro Wisata -Silk Worm Farm

Class 2B took a field trip to Agro Wisata, the local silk worm farm……

We set out from the class around 9am; followed the road down to the river, past the “holy spring” and up into the village of Sibang Kaja.

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Our Little Village

My sweet friend Kate and I took a stroll through our ‘hood snapping some photos and enjoying the day…

Here are a few shots from Desa Canggu and Desa Seseh…… Continue reading

The Elephant in the Room

One afternoon  Arlo and I head to Ace Hardware in Kuta to buy some silly string and a terrarium planter but what to are wondering eye should appear? No, not a miniature sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer…. The “Show” ( as all good roustabouts would call it) had arrived! The circus had come to town. Continue reading

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123 quiet and still is a great game on long car rides. I was always amazed when a group of kids could be quiet and still for more than two minutes but an island of 2 million for 24 hours….impossible…right? Not if you’re in Bali on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox. The Hindu new year- Neypi- begins with a day of silence. Continue reading

Death Knocks 3 Times

Of course I realize that the world does not revolve around me and that Life and Death do not take a holiday when I do. But, there is a small part of me that wants everything back home to freeze. Continue reading

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