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A holiday lesson in giving back

By Jeremiah Reardon I learned a bitter lesson about trust when my first job ended in Gallup, New Mexico. My employer wouldn’t pay me for two day’s casual labor. What can I do? I thought. New in town, I felt at a loss in asserting my right to the meager wages. Disappointed with my luck, […]

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In valleys favored by the gods

By Robert Bradley We are in the cloud factory, where storms are fermented and barreled down the valleys, knocking thunder and spilling water. We are afloat on a bay of cloud exposing island domes growing tussock grasses and páramo. We are enveloped in a cool alpine mist that smoothes Shyone and David’s voices as they […]

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Tips for being more active in 2018

As a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, I’m privileged to have as colleagues some of the most accomplished Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) in the world! Our guest columnist this week is Mark A. Mahoney, PhD, RDN.  Mark has spent his entire professional career working to help improve the health of individuals and […]

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Take care of your friendships

Sometimes we forget how important our old friends are to us. We take the relationships for granted and over time it just seems that we expect their friendship, as if it’s owed to us. But it’s not. Recently, Codie and I got to enjoy a wonderful evening with two old friend that we had not […]

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To stand where the Cañari and Inca once stood

By Robert Bradley Alpaca are shy. The rancher, even more so. In order to maintain a degree of privacy for my friend and host who invited me to participate in alpaca shearing, I am using a pseudonym for him. I will call him Arthur Black. Arthur Black arrived in Ecuador in 1980 to do research […]

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Discovering that I am no longer young

Story and Photos by Bartley D’Alfonso If you were to ask me who one of my real-life heroes is, without hesitation I would name naturalist and preservationist John Muir (1838 – 1914), founder of the Sierra Club in 1892. Yep, I’m one of those nature loving tree-huggers (although I do not wear Birkenstock sandals or […]

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Weight loss is not always by the numbers

As a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, I’m privileged to have as colleagues some of the most accomplished registered dietitians in the world. Today’s guest columnist is Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD. Nancy generously shared this column from her blog. Although Nancy focuses on sports nutrition, the information is relevant for everyone […]

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Ringing In the new

“Gringo Midnight.” The phrase caught me off guard and I cut a glance at Tony, wondering where he’d scored his latest descriptive term. “Yeah, that’s 9:30 p.m. here in Cuenca,” he announced. I got a pretty good laugh from his humor as it struck close to home for both Edie, myself and other friends. I […]

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