Thursday, January 14, 2021

Trust in Government

The Edelman Trust Barometer from their new report once again has China with the highest level among general public and informed public, then India, then Indonesia. The US is way down on the list. Globally, a growing sense of inequity is the biggest problem they site.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Harmless Ailment


I've got the weirdest puffy ball or sack of fluid on my left elbow. Katrinka said she had that too once as a result of banging it. I don't remember banging it but I also find myself bleeding in places at times - like my head or foot or hand and sometimes can't remember doing anything to make it bleed. I'm differentiating that from when I get a thin skin purple spot on the back of my hand which can bleed if I rub it wrong. That hasn't happened in a while. Anyway, I Googled the puffy ball of fluid and it came up with bursitis which is a word that never meant anything to me. But the descriptions of it are that it's painful and I can't feel a thing. It's just a funny little cushion.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Too Much News

I've been following current events too closely. It's not helping but I haven't stopped yet. At least I'm not posting my opinions about it all. You don't need that because you of all people have the exact right way of looking at it and your solutions are perfect. If only someone would listen. Good luck to us all. - dc

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Kitchen Episode

We have a filter that turns Denpasar city tap water into drinking water. The top and bottom compartments hold about five gallons. The top gets filled and it drips down to the bottom. I try to make sure the top part has enough water in it at night so that the bottom will be filled by the next morning. There's a plastic spigot that goes bad once a year or so and has to be replaced. It's cheap.  It gives warning before going bad by dripping more and more. That can be stopped by pressing on it but then all of a sudden it can start pouring.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Once Again Beaches swamped with Trash

 Bali's most famous beaches flooded with trash during the rainy season. - Guardian

Good short article. This usually happens till March. One good thing about the spokespeople Guardian talked to, they didn't blame the problem on other islands which is the norm here. A lot of the trash is from Bali folk dumping trash in creeks and rivers that comes down to the sea in rainy season. The hard hit beaches are on the other side of the southern peninsula. We don't get that much here in Sanur - too much but not daily and not enough so one doesn't want to go in the water except on rare days. It's a global problem but Indonesia puts more plastic waste in the ocean per capita than any other country. One thing that would help a lot is to have no charge for trash pickup. And then separate the massive amount of organic waste from the plastic. Good luck Bali.

Friday, January 1, 2021