…Is an Anthology of the Universe

It had been an exhilarating presentation. The audience rose and applauded enthusiastically. The news as such was marvellous, but to hear it from the man who had made the discovery topped it. The Professor bowed politely towards his audience. With a coy smile he acknowledged the admiration of the many people, who had clearly been […]

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“Counting Electrons”

For some paying an electricity bill is a source of pure joy. Such people are those who appreciate the benefits that electricity can give us. It gives us Vivaldi at breakfast time, regular news, computing and life after nightfall. Where would we be without an electric toothbrush? Those busy little electrons really do make our […]

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“Drips Anonymous”

Water is sneaky stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against water, in fact I quite like it. But it is sneaky. We would be a bit stuffed without water wouldn’t we? For I start we would all be a bit smaller, about 90% smaller in fact. We’d be a bit dirty as well […]

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“Follow Your Bliss”…then what?

SubLuxes: “Straightway” to Chiropractic Motherlode…but what does it do for you? Who hasn’t suffered back pain? Whether it’s the nagging lower back pain you come to accept as normal, or agony so excruciating you hardly dare move, we all experience it to some degree. Hardly surprising really, the spine is the neurological highway for all […]

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“Harm Reduction – One to think about”

Assessing the situation of injecting drug users anywhere calls for special knowledge and skills. People with such attributes are often those who have themselves tread the path of addiction, but have survived, recovered and then committed themselves to working in this challenging area. One group that specializes in this field in Bali goes by the […]

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“How big is your Peka”

Here is a wonderful titbit of information that will make you the hit at the annual dinner of the Denpasar Toastmakers Club. Did you know there is no such thing as “cold.” Cold is in fact a worldwide con created by exuberant salesmen who want to sell fridges to Eskimos. You see “cold” doesn’t exist, […]

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“I See You Are Making A List…….”

Neville was a nerd, a computer nerd that is. Night and day he would be locked up with his face glued to his computer screen. His wife had left him years ago to find someone who would at least say hello now and again. He rather liked the peace of being left alone and he […]

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“I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in”

George Bernard Shaw said “there´s only a few things wrong with England: the people, the place and the weather”. He was English, I´m English and I couldn´t agree more. It was so drizzly and damp you could take the goldfish for a walk. But rain in England was nothing compared with tropical rain. Here in […]

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“I’m only here for the Crack”

I recently got a call from a man with cracks in his house. He sits in his living room with a pleasant breeze and a nice view across the countryside but he has to admit he is a bit worried. You see there isn’t a window on that side of his house. He has built […]

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“It’s the water that gets you”

I recently met a couple visiting Bali. The man was not happy, “I’ve got Bali belly” he said. “It must have been that warung we went to last night”. “It’s usually the water that gets you” I replied. Years ago I had learned the hard way. When I first came to Indonesia in the 70’s […]

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