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Our Lost World: 5 Stages of Grief

The future is unknown except for one brutal fact: it is divorced from the past. Yet there has usually been a continuum from the distant past to the more recent past, and from a few weeks ago to yesterday. In our current world, we are dealing with a new ball game. And because it is […]

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A massive dark cloud and the potential for a silver lining

About 2 weeks ago I went out to lunch with a couple of friends and due to its noisy atmosphere (Sisterfields in Seminyak) I raised my voice more than usual and came home with a scratchy throat. I began googling and started to read about “the virus”: People may be sick with the virus for […]

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Pre-Ohana: Moved here a year ago

While still under construction, my wife and I moved into an unfinished apartment here at the future site of Ohana Retreat Bali. Most of the guest rooms did not have windows or doors installed. Staircase railings were strewn across the property, waiting for tile to be installed on the stair’s steps. The pool was a […]

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The Practice of Hospitality

Like any job, there are moments of real joy & satisfaction and… then… Anthony Bourdain had the best job in the world. He got paid handsomely to travel around the world and eat the best food with some of most passionate people in the restaurant business. Yet he committed a very tragic suicide. The point […]