Practical Paradise

April 25, 2011

To Catch a Bug

By Richard Boughton How do you feel about grasshoppers? That’s right, those little green bugs that hide in the yard and then jump away when you walk through the grass. – Read More...
May 2, 2011

An Elemental Home

By Richard Boughton I do some writing here for a certain magazine. I guess you would call it a tourism magazine. You know, one of those glossy little packets with – Read More...
May 7, 2011

Indonesia’s Many Shortcomings

By Richard Boughton What do I dislike about Indonesia? Well, short people, for one thing. Oh, I’m not saying that I have anything against short people on the whole, as – Read More...
May 16, 2011

The American Nightmare

By Richard Boughton Last week I wrote about Indonesia’s shortcomings, and listed particular failings of the country, some amenable to change (corruption) and some (the short stature of the people) – Read More...
May 24, 2011

We’re Such Easy Targets

By Richard Boughton According to a recent article in The Bali Times, “Bali Police chief Hadiatmoko acted this week to stop police unfairly targeting foreigners, especially those on motorbikes … – Read More...
May 28, 2011

Taking the American Dream to Bali

By Richard Boughton Few men who come to the islands leave them; they grow grey where they alighted. – Robert Louis Stevenson One year and a handful of months ago – Read More...
June 13, 2011

Bali’s Garden of Weeden

By Richard Boughton “Alligators, you say? Abandoned alligators? Starving alligators? Where?” I’m not the world’s greatest cynic, nor even the island’s greatest one, but I’m not callow either. I’m more – Read More...
June 20, 2011

By Richard Boughton

By Richard Boughton In olden days I used to occasionally hear it said that one who lives at the beach never actually goes to the beach. This was in the – Read More...
June 27, 2011

Bali Life, Richly Lived

By Richard Boughton Jalan Pasar is the street we live on. Market Street – aptly named given that this particular neighbourhood branches out from the central hub of Sindhu Market – Read More...
July 11, 2011

Bule Is a State of Mind

By Richard Boughton What is a bule? Where did this word come from and what does it really mean? This is where Wikipedia comes in handy. It tells us everything – Read More...
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