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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." 

Mark Twain 

Feb 1, 2020


~4’-7’ Maria sings 'Ambenum Pidiyul Mantra', a prayer from Swami Ramalingum

~9’ Maria’s story begins

~10’ an atheist story in a Catholic School

~11’ a depression leads to a silent retreat and meditation

~12’ Carl Sagan

Dec 31, 2019


~1’ what’s up with the podcast, where ya’ been?

~3’ to enlighten or not to enlighten, that is the question

~4’ links to the last 6 months' experiences:

Vipassana 10 day silent mediation retreat:

Cob building courses:

200 hour YTT course in San...

Oct 28, 2019



~1-3’ we couldn’t get the song on, but check them out here:


~4’ who is anyone to own the earth?

~6’ embracing the hypocrisy

~8’ acting as custodians of the land

~11’ how to build community? be neighbors

~13’ the cob workshop community lessons


Oct 1, 2019



~0’-2 what I’ve been up to


~5’ Claudine and NYC John Lennon story

~8’ growing up in Manhattan, UWS!

~10’ backstory; parents flee Nazi Germany

~13’ Claudine’s workshop

~14’ what ‘cob building’ is

Aug 12, 2019


~1-3' Introduction

~3’ Jesse’s backstory

~5’ synchronicity and signs in books

~7’ Russ Baker, Naomi Klein books and signs:

~9’ settling in Ecuador

~10’ why not settle at home?

~12’ why Ecuador?

~14’ cleaner,...