Saving the Gili’s aquatic disneyland

Saving the Gili’s aquatic disneyland

By Michael Straus | Photographs by Foued Kaddachi Here on the Gili Islands, within eyeshot of Lombok and less than two hours by fast boat to Bali, every question about environmental leadership has one common answer: Delphine Robbe. As coordinator of the phenomenally...
Wonderwomen

Wonderwomen

By Rachel Glitz | Cover photograph by Jamie Woodall It was pretty early in our tenure here in Bali when I first noticed it. For a while I wondered if it was the age difference. My daughter is two years older than my son and it is not unusual for the youngest to get...
Going green.. one village at a time

Going green.. one village at a time

By Amit Janco The ballooning dilemma of trash and pollution has become a scourge on this island, once deemed a natural paradise. The accumulation of garbage on roads, in rivers and on the coastlines is not only an eyesore, but an escalating environmental and health...
Do it for the love: Michael Franti

Do it for the love: Michael Franti

What is Do It For The Love foundation and how do musicians get involved? Franti: Do It For The Love Foundation is a nonprofit wish granting organization that brings people in advanced stages of life threatening illness, children with severe challenges and wounded...
Born to love

Born to love

By Melinda Chickering | Cover photograph by Suki Zoe Jesus was born in a manger, we are told, welcomed into this human world surrounded by other mammals. Mary had followed a star that directed her to this humble place, where she felt safe and warm. There—unassisted,...
Love letters

Love letters

SHE SAT quietly on the stone steps in the courtyard, watching the throngs of crimson clad monks circling the imposing Buddhist temple. The dusk light set the golden eyes of the stupa alight, and the prayer flags whispered in the dusty Kathmandu breeze. ‘Perhaps this...