Conscious living: 53 steps

By Louis Bourgeois Working on my farm the other day, my wife watches me and suggests that I could take down a section of fence, making a much shorter trip as I carried heavy bags of soil to a new planting bed. I thanked her for the suggestion but shared that I liked the route […]

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Consider the news. Consider the kids.

By Robert Bradley The news is laced with tragedy, destruction, fear, and foreboding. Seemingly, at every turn, there is danger beyond understanding or even recognition while we are subjected to chattering pundits who pontificate on who did what to whom. It can be so confusing. But, not for me. I hold fast against the tidal […]

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Front range twilight

  My clothing was soaking wet but I wasn’t on that cold and rainy day. I had donned rain pants and jacket prior to entering the high grass mid-afternoon. It had been raining lightly when I left my truck, striking out for one of my favorite front range locations, right outside Parque Nacional Cajas. I […]

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Nutrition myths busted! The Ketogenic diet

A reader wrote to ask where in Cuenca he could buy “ketosis strips” to test his urine for ketones since he had decided to “pursue a ketosis diet.” He noted that purchasing a ketone testing machine is much more expensive, so I assume he’s looking to save money. Well, I thought, you can try the […]

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A letter to the States

By Robert Bradley The tragedy of natural catastrophe we witness in the news is a stern warning to prepare and appreciate our bounty every day. Too clearly we have seen that generations of memories and the accumulation of centuries can be swept away … like water. It is all so heart-rending. Yet, far beyond the […]

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The eagle and the condor: Part 6

By Louis Bourgeois Beyond the unexpected blessing of the arrival of my daughter Amelie, my immersion into the Cuenca culture has provided clear benefits. My lifelong dream has been to live in an international community, close to the earth and aligned with basic spiritual principles. Simplicity is one of these principles, expressed in a Zen […]

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Protein! Are you eating enough?

A good friend wrote to tell me she was concerned because she’d read that older adults need to eat more protein to avoid losing muscle mass. “I think it’s very difficult to get 100 grams of protein a day! Especially for vegetarians.  What do you think?” Do Older Adults Need More Protein? As reported in […]

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