When Fear Backs Down

Taking  a three month sabbatical requires overcoming a certain number of fears.  There was the fear of flying, the fear of getting sick, the fear of running out of money, the fear of dying.  I could go on and on here but the point is that we all have certain fears...

Tropical Fruit of Indonesia

As we spend time in Indonesia during our sabbatical our kids are missing school.  We chose to not put them into a local or International school or to home school.  But they do have assignments from school and some workbooks with different things to do so that they...

Musim Hujan – Streets of Water

Our sabbatical falls squarely in the middle of musim hujan or the wet season here in Indonesia.  In Oregon we have 4 season; fall (wet) winter (wet and cold), spring (warming up) and summer (warm to hot).  Notice that there are distinct changes in temperature...

Breakfast in Indonesia

We’ve been enjoying our initial time here in Indonesia.  I don’t know whether it’s the difference in time zone or whether we are just excited to start each day but we’ve been getting up much earlier than we normally would. For example this...