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20 Feb 2017
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Notes From the Road: Remembering Conrado

Community Memories In 1987, my former wife Becky and I and moved with our our two daughters to house we built here in La Cienega. Someone recently described it as “the first house on the right, past the cows, on Paseo C’de Baca.” We had purchased the 1 ½ acre piece of land with an…

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14 Feb 2017
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Cocoa, “Cocobiota,” and Health

February brings Valentine’s Day and along with it, a spike in chocolate sales. February also has been designated Heart Month by the American Heart Association. It turns out there’s a good medical reason to associate chocolates and hearts: cocoa is beneficial to cardiac health. (Cocoa, please note, is the solid portion of the bean that…

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23 Jan 2017
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Cultivating your Inner Garden

Winter is a time to turn inward. The leaves have fallen to the ground and the last blossoms faded long ago. It is a time when we contemplate the quieter points of life and slowly await the melting of the snow and the rebirth of the landscape. Winter is also a time of seed catalogs….

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20 Jan 2017
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Show Up For You: Making Self-Care A Priority Now

We are fortunate at Sunrise Springs for the presence and wisdom of our Medicine Wheel. At the heart of our property, the Wheel encourages you to look into and nurture your emotional, physical, spiritual and mental lives and, more specifically, poses particular questions about how well you are caring for yourself in those areas. Self-care…

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16 Jan 2017
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Remembering the Magic

As children, we know the world is alive and full of magic. We know without a doubt that there is life to be discovered around every corner. Each flower, leaf, and tree seems to be inhabited and reaching out. But somehow as we grow older the magic seems to fade bit by bit. There are…

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12 Jan 2017
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Quick and Easy Fermented Vegetables for Good Health

  In a few weeks I have the pleasure of partaking in a fermented foods culinary class, open to the public, here at Sunrise Springs with our brilliant and lovely Chef, Rocky Durham. Specifically, we will focus on vegetable fermentation by bacteria, not the fermentation of fruit, grains, and honey by yeasts—aka the kingdom of…

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3 Jan 2017
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A Poem For the New Year

Circumferential Revisions We travel, we spin through seasons between. The light, the dark. in tilted careen.   Out we move in arcs long we’re pulled back as if then in arms we’re held in the turns.   An orbit is nothing Nor knows nothing about Ideas of with Or those of without. Turn then the…

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