Florida to New Hampshire in just 64 Days

“Why is it so hard just to sit in the yard, and stare at the sky so blue?” John Prine. On May 1st we left Clearwater, Florida, heading north with a tent on the roof of Michele’s Ford Escape. That was 64 days ago. We are now in New Hampshire. Many spring breakers drive this route…

Working in the Organic Garden

“Watch out below!” After yoga each morning, I often work in the vast organic garden at the Jiwa Damai Retreat Center. There are over 300 towering coconut trees on the grounds. Occasionally during a day I’d hear a random coconut fall from a tree’s peak, sliding loudly through the palms to crash with a thud on the moist…

Mount Batur

November 7, 2016. Up at 1:30 a.m. to catch a ride up to the base of Bali’s Mount Batur. The plan is to climb in the dark and reach the summit when the sun comes up. But first we have to drive there. I sit in the passenger seat on the left (yes, opposite position than…

Money in Bali

Let’s say you’re at the Seeds of Life Raw Food Cafe & Tonic Bar in Ubud, sitting on a pillow by the open front entrance – you know, by the big plants and cool statues – glancing at the menu. You note they have pizza made with zucchini, sprouted seeds and herbs topped with veggies and ‘rawmesan’ cheese. Yummy! But it’s got…