Category Archives: Environment

Beauty and the Beast: A tale of two Mondays

Last Monday Reuben and I slipped out to Stillwater Cove for an afternoon of kayak fishing. The previous week had been blown out with large swells and high winds, but this day was lovely. As we paddled through the kelp … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at San Jeronimo

This morning I joined my good friend Martin and his mom for a trip to Cusco’s largest farmer’s market — Mercado San Jeronimo — to buy flowers and vegetables and to admire the festivities associated with Dia de las Madres. … Continue reading

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Back in Cusco

I arrived in Cusco yesterday — here once again to work, learn and play with another fine group of students from Principia College. The flight into this area is always beautiful but yesterday it was stunning. After takeoff “La Garua,” … Continue reading

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Local Food meets the Local Food Chain

I knew I should have put a wire cover over the chicken yard. But after nine months fenced under some apple trees our eight happy hens seemed immune — immune to the wild uncertainties looming in the adjacent pinons and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Baja

This year the Link School will be heading to Baja California for its annual international expedition, and THIS is the place to begin thinking about and researching this unique part of the North American tapestry. Here are some great places … Continue reading

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Bones and Bears

Over the past few days Sage and I have managed to spend quite a bit of time outside — down in the garden, by the river, and up on the ridge behind the cabin. The ridge leads to a vast … Continue reading

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Sacred Geography

At 6385m Nevado Ausangate is one of the highest peaks in Peru.  For this reason, and for the many glaciers and rivers that issue from the massif, Ausangate is considered sacred by millions of Andean people-especially in the Cusco region.  … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Mountain

When I was about 12 years old my dad gave me a push lawn mower.  In exchange for a weekly mowing of the family lawn I was free to ply our Tulsa neighborhood and peddle my services.  Most of the … Continue reading

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