Just One Tear: Alan Rickman, Professor Snape, And Dante Alighieri

~~~~~ The figure of Professor Snape, both written and onscreen, captured the imaginations of all who experience his commanding presence, his anger, his slow cadenced speech, and his heartbreak.  The actor who made him come to life in film, Alan Rickman, was known for a wide variety of roles, both on stage and in the … Continue reading Just One Tear: Alan Rickman, Professor Snape, And Dante Alighieri

Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)

~~~~~ Of the many beauties associated with Chinese medicine (and, as I ponder it, Renaissance Florence but I digress), one that resonates greatly with me at this time is its attitude towards change.  Chinese medicine is based on a foundation of harmony and theories regarding yin-yang balance.  Not too much of one or too little … Continue reading Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)

Two Hearts Wellness @Alamo Drafthouse: Hell or High Water (A True Romance)

~~~~~ Today I saw the movie Hell or High Water for the second time.  When I left the theater, the server–I think his name was Drew–said, “We’ll see you soon I’m sure” and I smiled and said, “Yes, you will.” Have you seen the movie Hell or High Water yet?  For whatever reason, Alamo Drafthouse … Continue reading Two Hearts Wellness @Alamo Drafthouse: Hell or High Water (A True Romance)

This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

~~~ “I work in a rehabilitation clinic in Kathmandu called Shanti Sewa Kendra. I work 6 days a week from 10am – 4pm. I see the patients who are diagnosed with leprosy, patients that are physically challenged (paraplegic, wheelchair bound), those with mental illnesses, and those who have serious illnesses but cannot afford their treatment. … Continue reading This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

  ~~~~~ Tecolote Farm has just started their second half of this season’s CSA and time is going by so quickly.  If you recollect from the first installment, too, I promised a second essay in order to share the whole of my interview with Katie.  Now is the perfect time to share! What’s what here … Continue reading Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

Tecolote Farm: A Conversation about Community, Owls, and Sorrel

 

If you ponder it, we are truly fortunate here in Austin because there is a wealth of options for organic produce and a thriving array of community-supported agriculture operations. But with many options comes the vexing need to make choices. So how do you decide which farm to follow and what happens once you choose one?

As for me…I had a neighbor, Rowan, who subscribed to the CSA and the sight of her weekly basket made me a convert. It has been three years now and I joyfully renew each season. The vegetables are that good and—just as important—it feels to me like there is a real relationship and community when I’m part of this CSA.  Plus, I’m a health coach, an Asian bodywork therapist (Chinese tui na-style), and a personal trainer.  Of course I’m going to be all about the organic vegetables!

We all have our Tecolote Farm stories, don’t we?

What caught my eye first was the beauty of the basket and its contents each week. cucumber melons SV 8-2012What made me stay are the connections I’ve made with Tecolote, with my hub pick-up friends, and with other subscribers. There really is a sense of community that is part and parcel of this particular CSA operation. And recently, I reached out to Katie and asked her some Continue reading “Tecolote Farm: A Conversation about Community, Owls, and Sorrel”