Author Archives: Kriste Rose

I’m on an Indonesian Whoa-oh Radio

Our awareness of this extraordinary experience tends to get lost in the daily grind. Even our day-to-day experiences, at first thought, seem typical and, for the most part, ordinary. It’s only when we take a step back and think about them … Continue reading

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A Few of our Favorite Things

This list wasn’t planned or intentional. At least not initially. It was the accidental result of our family’s musings of this crazy adventure. In my need, as a self-professed documentarian (in the personal and written sort of way), I started … Continue reading

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Here and There

It’s not unusual for small anomalies to wield their way into the monotony of mountain living. Like I stated in a previous post, we look forward to them, and, for the most part, appreciate the distraction that they create. Until … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

A typical afternoon shower turned into a fierce downpour yesterday afternoon. Torrential rains swept through Tembagapura in a 50-year storm that triggered floods, landslides, and power outages, which resulted in varying degrees of destruction throughout the small mining town. The … Continue reading

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Roads

Most roads are nothing more than a means of reaching a destination. Without much thought, they get us from Point A to Point B. There is one exception, roads with an unspoken significance. When we take a minute to think … Continue reading

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Stardom

Every little girl fantasizes about being famous at some point in her life. Star-filled dreams of standing in the spotlight and coyly smiling at a crowd of paparazzi and their flashing cameras fill their minds. For some girls, those dreams … Continue reading

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Queenstown, One More Time

People who visit Queenstown, New Zealand for the first time experience a strong and unrelenting gravitational pull to return. The insatiable desire of, once again, laying eyes on its resplendent sights and breathing its intoxicatingly sweet air is deep and … Continue reading

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We’re on Vacation!

I’ll be back in two weeks to post more pictures and stories of our family’s adventures in Indonesia (and beyond)!

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A Simple Christmas

Completely isolated from the pandemonium, chaos, and hectic nature of the holiday season, Christmas in Tembagapura gave us the opportunity to focus on the little things. We played Frisbee with our neighbors in the hot morning sun, had a few … Continue reading

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China Extended Study Trip – Part II

Freezing temperatures and extreme smog gripped the city of Beijing during the first week of December, but that didn’t stop Ally and the rest of the MZS group from having the time of their lives. With pure energy and excitement, … Continue reading

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Another Mountain Adventure

Living life on the edge of the world is inherently complicated. The simplicity of a normal life continues to be replaced by a challenging reality, which often turns menial tasks into adventures. Ironically, it’s one of the things that I … Continue reading

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China Extended Study Trip

Books are windows to the world; the ability to step into and explore the pages of those books is an adventure. For the past several weeks Ally has had her nose buried in textbooks studying the rise and fall of … Continue reading

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