bali – 7

Finally!  I made it to a gamelan concert and dance.  We were invited by a friend of a friend from California.  The first orchestra to play was a group visiting Bali for a month from the US, studying Balinese music.  The performance was great, and it looked like they were having tremendous fun.  Then the … More bali – 7

Bali – 3

Passion flower Friday, July 17th For some unknown reason my internal clock and compass have made their own adjustments to life in Bali. I wake at 4 a.m., ready to start my day. That would be three in the afternoon at home. I have no idea why this works. I need a nap in the … More Bali – 3

Bali – 2

The living room and the forest Thursday, July 16th, 5:30 a.m. The Bali you see in advertisements, hear about, and imagine, is not the Bali that exists away from the hotels that line the beaches.  Beautiful, but….. the real Bali is a third world country, a tropical country, and beautiful. We took a trek along … More Bali – 2

Bali time

Wednesday, July 15th, 4:30 a.m. (a 13 hour time difference from my home…) My cousin Dawn and I went to a number of shops in Gianyar and Ubud on errands yesterday, my first day in Bali.  Gianyar and Ubud are cities to the east and west of her home in Tegallinggah.  Ubud is a big … More Bali time

savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again.  Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story.  Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean