It’s a bad habit I have. My alarm clock is my iPad, so when it goes off at 5:15 I click snooze and then catch up on all the news that happened […]
What’s up with the Donald?
Let me start off by saying that I don’t really want to be too political here. I don’t really want a lot of shrill shout downs or shout outs about your preferred […]
Manta, Manta Manta!
Day two of our Komodo boat trip. We woke before sunrise to the return of the fruit bats who make their homes in the mangrove trees near our anchorage. We got […]
Komodo Dragons are Assholes.
Komodo Dragons are assholes! I’ll tell you why in a minute. We headed to the Island of Flores for a long weekend. One of the main things to do is scuba and […]
Sayin "Yes" to Gangstas Paradise
I‘d been talking to my Secret Asian spawn lately about the need to say yes to things. Resisting the urge to pull back or turn down offers, just because initially they seem […]
Back to Timor Leste for a visit. This was my third time there. I met with an expat therapist who sees primarily foreigners, but some locals often around the issue of trauma […]
Rum and Coke Reprise
Sitting in the Esplanada hotel. Realizing that it could be one of my favorite places on earth. There is a constant sea breeze, good food, a stream of interesting people and often […]
Wings Air and A Prayer
Wings Air is the smaller, regional budget arm of Lion Air. This is sort of funny, because in these parts, Lion Air is itself a budget airline. Mrs. S.A.M. swears she […]
Here’s a brief blurb…. The pervasive selfie stick is known here in Jakarta as a “Tongsis”. This is short for “tongkat narsis” which translates to narcissism stick. Perfect!