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123 quiet and still is a great game on long car rides. I was always amazed when a group of kids could be quiet and still for more than two minutes but an island of 2 million for 24 hours….impossible…right? Not if you’re in Bali on the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox. The Hindu new year- Neypi- begins with a day of silence. View full article »

Super Moon

The full moon of March brought us a rare treat- this “perigee” moon was the closest and brightest since 1993.  There is great information and a video about what makes a super moon on the NASA site ( The boys found it very cool): View full article »

The pros and cons of travel with kids ages 6, 10 and 15? View full article »

Death Knocks 3 Times

Of course I realize that the world does not revolve around me and that Life and Death do not take a holiday when I do. But, there is a small part of me that wants everything back home to freeze. View full article »

February moon

February Full Moon

This month we did two rides under the full moon. The first one had us zipping up the road chasing clouds hoping to get a peek. A shriek of excitement escaped Arlo’s lips as the clouds parted… View full article »

Photo Friday- Melasti

It’s photo Friday again…I had originally thought I’d post these once a week but it seemed too often so I think once a month is good.

Today’s pictures are from a Melasti ceremony this comes the day before Nyepi (more on that in a future post)

I’m finishing up my Feb. Full Moon walk post. Anyone one want to email me comments on your walk  let me know so I can get them added.

Christmas break seemed to never end. 25 days of  “vacation”  didn’t feel so “vacationy” by the third week . Time for a road trip around the island. We loaded up the van and headed east.  View full article »

Moonlit Adventures January 2011

On my last post I told you all of the full moons walks we took on the farm back home in NC.  Many of you were excited to join us on our walks this year journaling our experiences over the 12 moons of 2011. Here are some of yours and mine…. View full article »

Photo Friday- Brothers

I have a million pictures sitting in my iphotos waiting to be sorted through… inspired me to get going and have a weekly post of one of my favorites.

I love this one. The tenderness and love shining through in this picture warms my heart..good one to look at on those days when you can’t remember why you had kids…


Purnama (Full Moon)

The winter Silas was about 8 or 9 (I think) and Zeb around 4, I came across a book called When The Moon is Full by Frances Hamerstrom. In the book Frances describes full moon walks with her kids over the course of a year. What a beautiful way to spend time together discovering the night I thought. The awe and mystery that the nighttime held for her children was contagious. We decided to keep a similar journal of the 13 full moons that would grace our skies that year. The boys were thrilled with idea of a special walk each month, staying up late and exploring the mysterious nighttime. View full article »
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