Sekilas Terdengar Biasa, Tapi Bisa Berbahaya

Seorang teman di Facebook membagikan cerita yang sederhana namun sangat berguna ini. Dengan ijin yang bersangkutan saya ingin membagikan cerita yang sama supaya bisa dibaca oleh lebih banyak orang. Silahkan direnungkan. Seorang teman bertanya: “Berapa gajimu sebulan kerja di toko itu?” Ia menjawab: “1,5 juta rupiah.” “Cuma 1,5 juta rupiah? Sedikit sekali ia menghargai keringatmu.…

Asia, The Berkshires, and Me

Written by Andrew Singer June 30, 2020 Last Saturday (6/27/2020), we traveled from the famous sandbar we live on known as Cape Cod to Asia. I needed to be at work on Monday, so it had to be a day trip. At 8:00 a.m. on a day that threatened rain, we backed out of the…

Faith Does Not Grow In Comfortable Circumstances

Written by Anne Spicer June 27, 2020 A few years ago, I found a lump in my breast and scheduled a mammogram.  I arrived a bit early for my appointment and decided to catch up on my Christian devotional reading.  The reading started with the statement “Faith does not grow in comfortable circumstances”.  Well, that…

Let’s See What a Canon Camera Can Do

Written by Api Sulistyo June 25, 2020 Almost ten years ago I received a very special Christmas present, Canon Rebel  XS. I was very excited with my new toy and I took so many pictures. I also took it with me during my international travel to Indonesia. Most of the pictures are high quality. All…

2020: Ducks in a Row

Written by Tami Sulistyo June 12, 2020 The pandemic has incentivized me. I have created a new habit. One that I always thought was a good idea but had never put in real thought, time and effort to make happen. It was just one of those far off things that I knew would be good…

Hypnotized by the Beauty of Florence, Italy

Written by Ingrid Sulistyo June 12, 2020 This semester I was studying abroad in Montpellier, the south of France for a semester. I chose France because there is a program with a community internship focusing on youth development and psychology, in line with my interest in the area of trauma and resilience. Unfortunately, due to…

Summer Job, My Mom Is My Hero

Written by Api Sulistyo June 11, 2020 On Monday afternoon I was in the kitchen getting ready to cook for dinner. I was excited to try something new, Sweet and Sour Chicken, that I have learned from YouTube. Suddenly I heard my daughter Ingrid sharing about her first day of her summer job with her…

Remembering My Youngest Brother, Tenggo

Written by Api Sulistyo June 8, 2020 It was Saturday morning (June 6, 2020) at 8:26am when my phone rang. I picked up my phone and I identified the caller. It was my sister, Rini, in Central Java, Indonesia. It was bad news but she was not able to complete her sentence to give me…

It Will Not Conquer Me: A Poem

Written by Andrew Singer June 8, 2020 Author Note: These words were written in late 2018 and early 2019 as the handscroll of life was unrolled further to pass from one chapter to the next. As is true with scrolls, so is true with life, what is to come is a turn away. This is…