Bali, 2014: Chapter 6, Savoring Time in My Banana Field

November 4, 2014 Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia It’s very strange to be in one place for so long. It certainly doesn’t happen in LA. We drive drive drive. Go go go. How many trips a day? But here, at the villa in the middle of the eternal coconut and banana...

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Bali, 2014: Chapter 5, Notes from the 3rd World

Oct 28, 2014  Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia Two things don’t matter here in Padangbai. 1- America doesn’t matter. Uh huh. You heard me right. Nobody thinks or talks about it here. It’s not the center of the universe. It doesn’t define the...

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Bali, 2014, Chapter 3, “Percaya”

October 27, 2014 Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia There is a word in Bahasa Indonesia, my wife’s native language, for “trust”. It’s “percaya” (pronounced “perchaya”). It’s a beautiful, complicated, difficult word....

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