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Books!!

At a cute coffee shop in Colorado over the Winter Break, Jana Clark (my former teacher, who mentored me to become a teacher myself, and dear friend) said, “For your Christmas present, besides continuing your subscription to The Sun Magazine … Continue reading

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Trekking in Sumatra

Our plane arrived in Medan, Sumatra 30min late. We headed to the toilet (“Wait, so the bucket and the…” “Yep, it’s a squat toilet. And no toilet paper.” “This is an airport; I’m sure there will be toilet paper.” “This … Continue reading

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Shorts: Traveling in Lake Toba

Riding the ferry alone to Tuk Tuk from Parapat in Sumatra, an older man with slightly rheumy eyes and a long, left thumb nail smoking a hand rolled cigarette yells to me in Indonesian from where he sits with his … Continue reading

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Biking Near Selat

Rumi and I headed up through Klungkung, just off the southeast coast of Bali, and then up towards Selat before turning east and following a winding road through rice paddies and over a bridge spanning a wide river before parking … Continue reading

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For Tanya and Andy   Tonight a crescendo of insistent frogs call from the field behind my house chanting incantations, discordant and ceaseless.   There are not words for when my friends’ motorbike arrives outside my gate and this symphony … Continue reading

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In Bali, Ancestors Walk the Earth

Ibu Ayu always greeted me with a smile. No matter how tired, her petite frame sometimes sagged under the weight of life, she would smile and ask how I was, delighting in conversations that mixed my little Indonesian and her … Continue reading

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Bike Ride to Start Summer 16/6/12

Evan calls to see if I want to join him for a bike ride. We drive up the east coast onto a series of winding roads, searching map and roads (and map does not always match with roads) to find … Continue reading

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