The More You Know (The Less You Know)

Public Service Announcement: Only you can prevent forest fires. This is your brain.  This is your brain on drugs. Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray. Have an emergency action plan for your family. It’s been ages since I … Continue reading

Tiny Island Paradise

A few weeks ago, before the deluge of grading and the stress of examination weeks, I went to an island for a long weekend of relaxation.  It’s an Eco Island, about an hour or so north of Jakarta, so there … Continue reading

The Holiday Season in Expat-land

American Thanksgiving has just passed, and the holiday spirit is gripping everyone– expats and nationals alike. Within my community,  Thanksgiving is a bittersweet holiday.  Going home is impossible.  We don’t get any days off to celebrate, so even making a … Continue reading