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Sign: “We are for sale . . .”


“WE ARE FOR SALE.  Please call my brother Wayan.”

Sign on Jalan Tirta Tawar – on the way to Om Ham Retreat, Bali.

Selamat jalan, Renée


Sign: We have wifi . . .


Couple out for dinner and music at the Laughing Buddha on Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. rr photo

Modern life – everywhere.


Sign at the frozen yogurt shop on Jalan Dewasita, Ubud. rr photo

Just a reminder – to all of us – to pay attention to those we are with.

Aloha, Renée

Sign: Do more . . .


Sign on Angelo’s Store, Sugriwa Street, No. 10, Ubud, Bali.

— a good reminder.  I hope you are doing what makes you happy.

Selamat Tinggal, Renée

Signs: Beer . . .


In Ubud, Bali

Drinking responsibly, of course.

Aloha, Renée


Sign: Skinny People . . .

sign-skinny-peopleSign at the Black Pearl Restaurant on Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali.

(The grilled chicken dinner is under $4.00; the Grouper about $7.00 U.S.).

Enjoy, Renée


“The body travels more easily than the mind, and until we have limbered up our imaginations, we continue to think as though we had stayed at home.

We have not really bridged a step until we take up residence in someone else’s point of view”

– from The Complete Life by John Erskine


Sign seen at Sedona Art Supply

John Erskine (October 5, 1879 – June 2, 1951) was an American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937. During his tenure at Columbia University he formulated the General Honors Course—responsible for inspiring the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novels, criticism, and essays including his most important essay, The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent (1915).”

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Aloha, Renée








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