Age 6: I dreamt about writing stories other people enjoy reading. (I also hoped to become a garbage person, maybe that is next.) Age 18: I wanted a degree in psychology. Age 20: I decide to become a lawyer. Age 21: I made a list of qualities I wanted to find in a person to love, marry, and with
Source: Over-Thinker Gone Rogue
As the week goes on, we feast on lunches made by Madi’s wife on a single diesel fuel burner. These people have their fried tofu technique down pat. I help make sambal, the spicy Indonesian pepper paste, and Madi’s wife and mother laugh at my strange pepper crushing technique.&
Source: Friendships Are Made Over Food
Around nine the next morning, Madi arrives to pick us up and take us to shore on the Kumai side of the river. We park next to an enormous wooden boat, the scale of which boggles the mind. Imagine the trees required to build those beams!
For the record, chicken feet really do taste good. -S.
Source: I Am a Chicken Foot Survivor
Did everyone in the U.S. have a happy labor day??? I hope there was fun to be had. It’s probably unfortunate this post happens to fall on the Tuesday after labor day, but here it is for what it’s worth. Maybe it will cause you to look more kindly upon your own
Source: Too Many Options, Not Enough Zombies
On the outside world, Andrew and I are busy making new friends. Upon our arrival in Kumai, a man stops by in a long canoe with his wife and little girl to welcome us to the anchorage. He introduces himself as Madi, and he speaks excellent English. He invites us to explo
Source: Where Are Your Babies?
When describing indecision or inner conflict, have you ever said: “part of me thinks…, but another part of me feels…” I don’t know about you, but for me, that glorious state of confidence, peace, contentment, etc. only comes when I can achieve a peaceable treaty between parts of myself.&am
Source: A Part of Me Thinks Too Much
A Backstory Post, November 16, 2012… Andrew and Leslie finalize the purchase documents and schedule to close my purchase the Friday before Thanksgiving. I will have new humans! I am such a mix of emotion. I’m sad and happy, excited, hopeful and a little nervous.&am
Source: The Homestretch of the New Human Selection Passage, By Sonrisa
A Backstory Post, November 5, 2012… I acknowledge sea trial and surveys are expensive, time consuming, and for me – scary. What if they drop me out of those big stirrups and I crash down on land? I hate land. I don’t want to be on land, and I especially do not want t
Source: Do Your Homework Then Give It Up to Fate, By Sonrisa