The Heirloom Tomato Man

Follow the purple arrow. You’ll find a purple gate. Above the entrance, you will see, “The Oasis for Conscious Living.” “Five dollars! It’s a bad road.” When we decline the price, the taxi driver shakes his head and zooms off. Five dollars is quite the exorbitant taxi ride for Cuenca. Zach, my boyfriend and Spanish guru, insists we wait to find a better deal. However, when two more drivers tell us the same thing, we forfeit our money and begin the journey. Our driver zigzags through oncoming traffic, abandons the…

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NC Zoo Seeks Help Spotting Two African Secretary Birds

URGENT! – ASHEBORO, N.C., May 28, 2017  On May 26, two Secretary Birds left their behind-the-scenes habitat through an egress that was not tightly secured, and then blown open by gusty winds that topped 30 mph. Zoo officials stressed that Secretary Birds are not a danger to the general public, pets or farm animals. Secretary Birds will avoid people and feed on snakes and frogs. The zoo is asking the public’s help in locating the two fully-flighted birds, and has set up a Hotline to call with sightings: 336.879.7610. The…

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