Robert Bradley

Robert Bradley is a former restaurateur and Manager of multiple Meals on Wheels sites in Portland, OR. He has long experience in public service and community relations. He moved to Cuenca in February '17.
The season of hope

The season of hope

A close friend of mine recently remarried after being single for over 12 years. I was not surprised. She maintains a healthy diet and likes to be out and about, taking art classes, volunteering once a week for a good cause and having lunch dates with friends in any one of Cuenca’s many fine...

If only the world was run by women

If only the world was run by women

On December 10, 1869, Wyoming Territorial Governor John Allen Campbell, citing a “progression of understanding,” signed an act of the Territorial Legislature granting white women the right to vote, the first U.S. state or territory to grant suffrage to women. On September 6, 1870, Louisa Ann Swain...

Cuenca is buzzing again as the hard work resumes

Cuenca is buzzing again as the hard work resumes

Some of the photos in this series have been saved for a long time; others are as fresh as the week. In every case, these are our neighbors doing what they like to do best: being productive… The clatter of workers climbing aboard the bus from Paute to Cuenca was the first indicator that today was...

Making music in Cuenca: Mixing cultures and styles

Making music in Cuenca: Mixing cultures and styles

“Ya’ just gotta love this place! It is the best,” said the newcomer from Louisiana as we swished away from the tram platform on skinny tracks heading south. “I’m kind of a good old boy looking to move out of town and get me some chickens and maybe a goat next year, but right now I’m happy simply...

People grow old but the weather is forever young

People grow old but the weather is forever young

Perhaps I did not understand the remark correctly. He said, “I am moving away from Cuenca because the weather here is ‘getting old’.” I wondered what he meant but readily agreed that the mysteries of weather are older than unseen clouds drifting over an unpeopled world. Is the weather really...

A letter to  my sister

A letter to my sister

Dear Paulee, I saw my first condors gliding high over Chican last weekend; they were scanning the valleys of grassland often full of bubbly clouds spilling over the high country of Amazonia and gliding down a patchwork of meadows heading towards Cuenca. I am already familiar with neaby Paute. All...

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