I started the day with an hour of yoga and meditation in the pagoda in the backyard, enjoyed some fresh pineapple, mango, banana & magiis with yogurt, and then we headed to Batur, which hosts a volcano and crater lake … Continue reading
Rode my bike to work today from our new house, pedaling on a dirt road between farms and rice paddies with the ocean in the distance. The only sketchy part was the few blocks where I ended up back on … Continue reading
Two Funny Exchanges with Students This Week: 1. I had just finished giving instructions to my students about a theater game we were going to play. We stood in a circle, on the court outside of my classroom, and one … Continue reading
What would John Denver think about an Indonesian band covering “Country Roads” while people from around the world sing along, including the Indonesian bartending and wait staff, who are clapping as they sing? The reach of art is amazing.
Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it … Continue reading
Meditations on my Classroom My students are wonderful. They are this interesting cultural mix from all over the world. A blue-eyed, blond girl here for three months from Switzerland who knows some English but mostly speaks French. B, a Dutch … Continue reading
Just saw, one after another, a man riding a scooter with a long saw, which by the necessity of its length had the blade reaching into my lane of traffic and was therefore terrifying, followed by a procession of Hari … Continue reading