Christmas with the Village People

Not the village people you were probably thinking of.  While on sabbatical in another country one of the best things you can do is get out there and meet people.  Lots of people! We had a unique opportunity to meet some villagers from an area near Bandung called...

Don’t Wait, Until It’s Too Late

Seven years ago today my Grandma, Mary Koenig, passed away at the age of 97.  She was born Sept. 14, 1908, in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. She attended Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She worked as a registered nurse at Presbyterian St....

Tragedy & Change

I woke this morning in Indonesia to learn of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut where 28 people were killed, 20 of them being children.  My first reaction was disbelief although I don’t know why.  Just a week ago was a tragic shooting at a mall in my home...

Martabak

Food.  We all need it.  Back home food was generally something we ate three squares a day.  Here in Indonesia on our sabbatical food has been an experience. We’ve been eating very well since arriving, trying new things and just experiencing the whole food culture. I...