“How do you know this address?”: A Case Study in Why We Keep Our Doors Locked

When Caitlin and I first arrived in Pangkal Pinang, we were told to lock our doors at all times… using all four locks on each door. There are three doors to get in our house: two in the front and one in the garage. The front gated doors have two locks and a sliding bolt … More “How do you know this address?”: A Case Study in Why We Keep Our Doors Locked

Indonesia Blog 50: Remember to Love: A Response to Islamophobia from a Non-Muslim Teaching Assistant in a Muslim-Majority Country

Originally posted on All for the Love of Wandering:
I read the news of the bombings in Beirut, Baghdad, and Paris on my smart phone.  And not for the first time, I wished I had better access to internet or access to a paper newspaper in my native language, because the news was simply too…

Asking for the Moon: Thoughts on the Start of the Second Semester

***Safety check*** The bombings that rocked Indonesia’s capital city two days ago are a tragedy. My friends and neighbors are upset by this event but everyone I know who is in Jakarta is safe and well. The AMINEF mid-year conference in Jakarta is still scheduled to continue next week as planned. *** Halfway to where I’m … More Asking for the Moon: Thoughts on the Start of the Second Semester