Where We Are in Space

this morning i did yoga outside in the 90 degree heat, bugs swirling all around, sweat profusely dripping off my body… it was glorious. i practiced for so long, zoning in on my breath, on my center, and moving so slowly that i could gauge where either of them were at...

Animal House

:: what animals did we have growing up? ::  (created the morning i woke up in my childhood bed) Cats Sammy Whisky Shwabby Nowhere Daigy Gypsy(?) Booger 🙁 Dogs Vicky Goldie Roxy Very Large Hermit Crabs (3) Kermit is the only one whose name i remember, and i always...

The Many Homes I Call Home

::: On the Way Home ::: the New Jersey Parkway is so green that i almost feel like i am on my way to some warped version of Bali. maybe i am, in a way, if i am traveling to another place that feels like home… i used to have this weird conflict of language usage that...

Focused on Awareness of Reading and Writing

for most of my life, i had this issue that i thought was a problem: it is really hard for me to focus on one thing at one time. in school, i had an equal passion for English, Science, Math, History, Photography, and Art classes. they all engaged me in learning. and...

The Nest of The Rising Sun

:: 6.6.12 (same same + each other) :: ~ Sitting in the Bird’s Nest for Sunrise ~ i have been so blessed to be able to, in ten days, see the sun set over the beaches of Canggu and watch it rise again over the mountaintops of Mount Batukaru. to hear the sounds of the...

More Cosmic Motion

:: Transit of Venus – An Auspicious Day! :: while in Seminyak, Karen sent me this about the Transit of Venus. from Planet Waves, by Eric Francis.   Transit of Venus: Embracing the Solar Feminine    Dear Friend and Reader:   “As the apple...

On Bali-day

:: 6.5.12 or 5.6.12, Depending on Where You Are :: Another Sweet Sleep Get Out my Trekking Pants A Half-Hour of Yoga that Turns into a Full One A Fully Delicious Breakfast – Literally Breaking the Fast Scrambled Eggs, Marinated Tomatoes, Veggies, Toast, Best Fruit...

Partial Eclipse of the Heart

On Fear: (or rather, Off Fear) usually when i need to use the bathroom that is located 10 meters from my sleeping quarters, i hear that crazy frog and i imagine that someone is going to leap out from behind the glowing purple Buddha and kill me. i start to panic....

Bali Mountain Morning

:: Spreading our Wings and Learning to Fly :: Most Peaceful, Restful Sleep of this trip – i Slept almost Ten Hours! Finish Computer Programming Final(ly)! Virtual Connection with the World Briefly Reestablished Azoo Waits for me at Breakfast – Good Morning, Friend!...

Signs, Signs Everywhere Signs

driving through the city of Tabanan, i closed the window. there is not good air here. it feels different on my face. this Lobsterbird is becoming so sensitive to these subtle shifts. < ooh, i meant to put on my Salonpas (which is becoming a sort of travel ritual),...