The Face-off

The Face-off

It’s never a good sign when the local men are screaming. I had pulled over to let them pass me on their caravan of motorbikes and this is their reaction to something only ten feet ahead of me.  It’s nighttime.  I’m alone in the mountains of Bali surrounded by jungle.  What could possibly illicit these […]

The Other Room

The Other Room

There is a pool of sweat under me and I can’t feel my arms or legs.  I hear the vibrations of the traditional music around me and the occasional voices of people around me calling out, chanting, or breathing heavily.  My breath is speeding up and I have to remind myself, “You’re in control.  Slow down.”  And I […]