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Cotacachi Dancers--Dance of San Juan

A View From the Roof: Strange Cotacachi Festival Related to World Events

By Gary Phillips A year ago, I wrote the article below about the changes happening in our world and related it to the Baila de San Juan, the annual fiesta in Cotacachi that always occurs on the summer solstice, and is happening now.   It’s interesting to read this article […]

A View From the Roof:  Four Hours To Get A Hug! One Choice to Change the World

A View From the Roof: Four Hours To Get A Hug! One Choice to Change the World

Have you ever stood in line for a hug? For four hours? I did last Thursday, and it was exquisite! What a week it has been–First a visit with Amma, the hugging saint from India, and then to return home and find NSAs and the Obama administrations dirty laundry spread out all over the internet and news media by a brave young patriot named Edward Snowden. Evidence of a paradigm shift in the making? Read on!

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View From the Roof:  Are You A Revolutionary?  Is Moving to Ecuador A Revolutionary Act?

View From the Roof: Are You A Revolutionary? Is Moving to Ecuador A Revolutionary Act?

Have you ever considered that moving to Ecuador may be a revolutionary act? It can be if you choose to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. In the last View from the Roof, I talked about a pivotal book in my life entitled, “The Ugly American”.

A View From the Roof: The Ugly American is Back in Ecuador–Are You One of Them?  Take the Self-Test and See

A View From the Roof: The Ugly American is Back in Ecuador–Are You One of Them? Take the Self-Test and See

I have always loved to read, but only a few books have left lasting impressions. These books to a certain extent have defined my character. I read one of them, “The Ugly American,” just as I entered high school in the early ’60s. Published by William J. Lederer and Eugene […]

A View From the Roof:  Correa Wins Election!  Does It Mean War in the Amazon?  GMOs?

A View From the Roof: Correa Wins Election! Does It Mean War in the Amazon? GMOs?

Ecuador’s President Correa again won the presidency in the country’s recent election.  In addition, his party won more than a 2/3 majority in the national congress. This means that he now has the power to change the constitution without a national vote. Essentially, he has no opposition that matters. People […]