Thursday, October 22, 2020

Life in Bali

In today's Life in Bali #22, a podcast that's been running on Thursdays since last spring, I explain why there is no guest and why there was none last Saturday when we have our Zen related guest chat. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Buddy Holly

 On the Night Buddy Holly Died
- a song with a story told me by San Francisco master of ceeremonies years ago and dear friend, Scott Beach

Monday, October 19, 2020


Islands of Faith AKA Semesta is a documentary about Indonesia. We're in the middle of watching it now on Netflix which says

Through the lens of faiths and cultures in seven provinces in Indonesia, this documentary follows individuals who strive to address climate change.

Netflix link. ----- IMDB

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bringing Water

The latest weekly Life in Bali podcast was with guest Jeroen Van Overbeek who distributes water filters. Poor people here mainly boil water and those with rupiah buy it - in plastic bottles or refillable 19 liter containers that go on dispensers. We haven't bought water here for over six years. We filter it in a Nazava filter we got from Jeroen. We've got four of them. One in the kitchen which holds 13 liters in the bottom tank after filtering. The top tank is the same size. Two small ones - one in our bedroom bathroom and one upstairs. One tiny one for traveling. Now there are ones for traveling and camping that are bags that hang. That's nifty. 

Jeroen raises money to distribute these filters to the poor. He and his staff have given away thousands of them, teaching people in villages how to use them - here in Bali and on other islands. 

His website is Instagram & Facebook moniker is <socialimpakt>, Twitter <Social_Impakt>. Donate to

Friday, October 16, 2020


 I've been so into all this nonsense I do that I didn't even notice I hadn't posted here for a few days. It's okay I think to neglect the nonsense which is all a bunch of Zen type stuff posed like what's posted on Cuke What's New and the Zen related podcasts, but not the nonZense. - dc