Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Dragoons

The past two days I have been camping, climbing and hiking in these glorious rock formations. This area was holy land to the native people here and some of thier caves and paintings are still around. The place evokes a sense of calm and serenity I have never experienced before.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Return to the Borderlands Update

Early Sunday morning I will catch a flight from Philidelphia back to Phoenix after visiting mmy friend Nikki and her community at Cambria House. I have been offered a paid position as the US coordinator of the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta and I am set to start mid-December. I will be provided with an apartment in Agua Prieta and a small piece of land to grow things. I am not sure how long this job will last, since my salary will be coming from donations from No Mas Muertes, but I am prepared to commit for a while. So, dear friends, if anyone is up for a trip down south you are welcome to stay with me. Mi casa es su casa. Abrazos.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Rural Pennsylvania

Since Monday I have been on a farm in rural Pennsylvania visiting a dear friend of mine. Yesterday I dug up carrots in the morning sun and today I spun some wool. I have never been in a place like this, with people living in community under shared values of living well and being well. It is a Camphill community ( a village of adults with special needs) founded on the principles of Rudolf Steiner and Biodynamics. There is so much life here.