Andean Uprisings; Growing up to World Citizenship

I arrived in Ecuador near the start of the Andean uprisings that now include Chile, Bolivia, and Colombia. South America’s...

Everything is With Me

I cross the fast-flowing Chamba– wake-up cold!– and I don’t slip. On the other side two rocks make me a...

Being a Beginner

I have been a Beginning Birder for many years now. I adore venturing into any uncivilized setting at the crack...

Have You Been to the Edge

The sign said Horses Make You Happy. I sang all the way up the mountain on my horse,, huffed and...

Honoring Elders in Vilcabamba

In the Vilcabamba Plaza, in front of the green and pink church, displays honor the elders in what is called...

Artists in the Vilcabamba Plaza

Young artists fill canvases set out in the Vilcabamba Plaza to encourage public creativity. What a fantastic idea!  Below are...

About Town, Vilcabamba

Vilcabamba is lovely and tranquil and real, with a year-round climate  of 65-85 F. much like Ajijic where I live in...

Medicine Messages

My week at Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador is an experience I could not have...

Spiritual Cleansing at the Cuenca Market

This morning I walked to the 10 Agosto Public Mercado nearby for a Limpia, or traditional cleansing. While I waited...

About Town in Cuenca

I am enjoying my days in Cuenca, a colonial town 8, 300 feet above sea level, blessed by four rivers and...