Monthly Archives: May 2012

Go Green Riders Go!

Recently, I presented the idea of sponsoring the Green Riders to our student council. Our students understand that education is one of the most powerful ways to reduce negative impact on the environment. The motion passed with full support. Go Green … Continue reading

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Rainy Day on the Ridge

The rain came early this morning. And it did not stop. Not once. This is the most rain I have witnessed fall in five years here in Balikpapan. Our weather gauge at school recorded 8.5 inches by 2:00PM. It’s 9:00PM … Continue reading

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Keep Wehea Wild

Getting wild in Wehea–sacrificial pig and chicken bloodletting (and smearing), protective prayers for the forest, intimate Njuk trance healing, ceremonial funeral dances and festivities, and the sweet sounds of a buzzing forest full of wild, endemic animals. Wow! All packed into … Continue reading

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Wehea Dayak: Guardians of the Forest

Getting wild in Wehea. I just returned from a reconnaissance trip into the interior of East Kalimantan to meet the Wehea Dayak and Brent and Sheryl, the NGO team from Ethical Expeditions. I was gathering information about their plans to build an conservation … Continue reading

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Climbing Carstensz Pyramid in Papua

One expedition, two summits. The team: two Brents and one Qubecois. The experience–priceless. The goal of our two-week expedition to Papua was to climb Carstensz Pyramid (4884 m/16,035 ft), the highest island peak in the world, in Oceania, and highest between … Continue reading

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