Bali is an island in Indonesia that has been called “Heaven on Earth” for its skylines of volcanoes, lush jungles and cascading tiers of rice fields.
retracing ancestral stepsI find my signature written across the world I am the ancestor of myselfinside me before I knew this nameI lived in New Zealand on ancient Maori totemsmy eyes are carved Hindu statues of Bali laugh when I approachrecognizing an old friend inside Bandelier cliff dwellings a fire burnswelcoming me home in Nepalese […]
I was thinking the other day about one of the most important things to take with you when traveling abroad. Your Library card! When we are in LA, I spend a lot of time at the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library. It is great – a nice bike ride to the library, fantastic views, and […]
When we first started traveling, everyone thought we were crazy and our families were super worried.
We have been collecting photos of street art as we travel and thought I would share some pics from around Porto, Portugal. There is an amazing diversity of styles here from collage, stencil, paste-ups, and some very elaborate painted pieces. They seem to pop up where you least expect them. (click on the pictures to […]
On my last trip to Saint Louis, I attended a River Stix: Hungry Young Poets reading and there I heard Teresa Lynn Hasan-Kerr’s perform for the first time. I was deeply moved by her dynamic presence and wonderful way with wielding words. We connected on social media and shortly after she announced that she was […]
A widow waits for her beloved and blind dog to die so she can move to Italy to be with an old boyfriend and step-mother his Italian children while her own don’t need her as much— not like they did when they were nearly the size of her Akita, named Akita, her dog is not […]