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Based on the beauty of Bali, Indonesia write a poem in the style of e.e. cummings

I asked ChatGPT to write a poem about Bali: in Bali, indonesia, where the earth meets the sea there lies a beauty so grand that it fills one with glee. the lush green of the trees against the blue of the sky creates a sight so serene that it brings a tear to the eye. […]

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When it rains, it pours

This post is for those people who are considering owning an inn, a bed & breakfast, or a boutique hotel. As you might imagine, there will be nothing glamorous that I’m going to share. First, our well pump died. That means once the water is used up from our two water tanks, we are dry. […]

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Your moment of Zen #1

Dogs, dogs, dogs. Bali is a dog paradise, although some dogs do better than others. At the beach the dogs get a chance to play and eat leftovers from sloppy humans. What more could you ask for?

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Bali Ducks Living the Good Life

Being a duck in Bali means having a chance to devour all of the yummy treats that are left after a rice harvest. Ducks are free to roam, and then when the job is done, the rice farmer corrals the ducks up and somehow gets them back in the truck. Here’s 45 seconds of duck […]

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Nyepi – Silent Day for Bali

The Balinese do an amazing job of shutting down the island for one of their most important days of the year, Nyepi: Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved forĀ self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no […]