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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

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

Purnama (Full Moon)


The winter Silas was about 8 or 9 (I think) and Zeb around 4, I came across a book called When The Moon is Full by Frances Hamerstrom. In the book Frances describes full moon walks with her kids over the course of a year. What a beautiful way to spend time together discovering the night I thought. The awe and mystery that the nighttime held for her children was contagious. We decided to keep a similar journal of the 13 full moons that would grace our skies that year. The boys were thrilled with idea of a special walk each month, staying up late and exploring the mysterious nighttime. Continue reading

Little Hands, Big Imagination……..

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