Dream Catcher Ranchito

The best and freshest goat cheese I ever tasted was from the Farmer's Market, fromDream Catcher Ranchito. Mary Ann Andrews is the owner / goatmistress and cheese master of Dream Catcher Ranchito, about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. growing up as a city girl with no background in animal husbandry or cheese making. In a former life, she worked in finance, as a financial planner in Kentucky, which gave her the business smarts to create this thriving business. 

Mary Ann adores her goats, and they love her back. Most are a breed called “Nubian.”She says they are “personable, loving, and very smart.” She started making goat yogurt for dogs, then realized that people would like it as well.Check out the podcast for everything you might like to know about goats.


Quinn Fontaine / Author / "Hung Like A Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure"


Most of us are comfortable with the gender we were assigned at birth. But transsexuals have the absolute conviction of being born in the wrong body, a severe identify problem causing major suffering from early childhood on.


Quinn Fontaine is a proud TRANS guy who has a background in all things expressive [standup, sketch and improvisational comedy, installation work and found object sculpture]. Fontaine’s first-ever one person show, Learning to Stay, was selected for fellowship with The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Fontaine’s second solo show, aptly titled Kathleen Fontaine, the Man, the Mystery! played to sold out audiences.

He has just completed his first book, Hung Like A Seahorse: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy and Recovery.

Website: http://QuinnFontaine.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspirational.speaker.comic

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/quinnfontaine1

Scott Harrison | "The Crucible"

Following their critically-acclaimed 2015 production of Death of a Salesman, Ironweed Productions is returning to the world of Arthur Miller with a production of his haunting and electrifying masterpiece, The Crucible. Directed by Ironweed Artistic Director Scott Harrison, this production promises a ride full of suspense, twists and shocking revelations. It opens on Halloween weekend, October 26th, and runs through November 12th at El Museo Cultural, Ironweed's home from 2006-2011.

Based on true events, The Crucible is a powerful reminder of the devastating consequences when fear takes root in a community.

SCOTT HARRISON (Director) is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute in Cambridge, MA. In 2002, he produced and directed his first project, The Roads to Home by Horton Foote at the 78th Street Theatre Lab in NewYork. Before founding Ironweed Productions in 2005, he directed The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler in collaboration with PeaceKeepers, a violence prevention organization serving the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos, and The Carpetbagger’s Children by Horton Foote as a company member with Theaterwork. As Artistic Director of Ironweed, he has directed productions of ‘Night, Mother, Doubt: a Parable, The Trip to Bountiful, American Buffalo, Our Town and Death of a Salesman. He has also performed in Ironweed productions of Fool for Love, True West, Rabbit Hole, Buried Child and Good People. He studied directing and acting at the Studio Theatre Conservatory in Washington, DC and has studied acting in Santa Fe with Wendy Chapin.


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“Mantality” is a new original play with an all male-identified cast expressing a variety of social, emotional, political and spiritual perspectives on masculinity.
–It was presented on Friday, September 29 at the Railyard Performance Center. The cast spans a diversity of ages, races and backgrounds. Tyger White directs a group of 16 men, each of whom has written his own poem, song, dance, or monologue.

Inspired by the wildly successful, sold-out show, “Fierce Feminine Rising”, performed by an all female-identified cast in April 2017, Tyger White gathered a group of passionate performers to give this one-time gift of music, dance, song, poetry, and theatre to the Santa Fe community.. The show is sponsored by New Mexico Men’s Wellness.

Qigong and Conscious Aging Conference August 4-6, 2017

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Qigong and Conscious Aging.  What's the connection?  Everything! To age consciously, we must learn to live in, experience, and listen to our bodies.  Sadly, many who age lose contact with their bodies. In this extraordinary first conference offered at the beautiful new Chi Center in Galisteo, New Mexico, Master Mingtong Gu leads qigong exercises and shares what qigong is about.  George and Sedena Cappannelli, the founders of AgeNation and Empower New Mexico, have teamed up with the Chi center to offer inspiring, informative talks by Andrew Harvey, Joan Borysenko, Judith Orloff and other luminaries, as well as a fabulous concert on Saturday night with Robert Mirabal, Consuelo Luz, Tess Yong, and Michael Kott. In this interview, we talk about conscious aging, what it means, and some of the highlights of the conference.

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Water is Life

Water is Life.  Aqua es vida.  In any language, water is life. Without it, we cannot survive. The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%. Three artists will be presenting the Water is Life Festival at the beautiful Santa Fe Botanical Garden to “honor water by inspiring action for clean water.” Dancers, poets, artists, musicians will come together to present an exceptional experience about water. AND a water medicine wheel will be created, as well as a seed exchange and water stories. 

Bobbe Besold is a visual artist, educator, performer and writer who works in all media. Her primary focus is to create art for Earth’s sake by engaging and collaborating with diverse groups.  She was part of the core team that created Flash Flood in the Santa Fe River for 350.org

Hyda Maria is a Native Santa Fean with a background in education, music, storytelling and dance. She is writing and illustrating a Literacy Arts program (soon to be published).  She has taught and participated in water ceremonies, dances, and songs to honor, cleanse, and renew our waters. 

A social practice artist, poet and scholar, Alicia Rencountre- DaSilva has worked with museum institutions, community programs in public schools, and with educational institutions in Santa Fe and in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Pat Gorman / Roots & Branches / 5-Element Qigong

As a senior teacher and Legacy Holder with the School of Tai Chi Chuan for over 40 years and a 5-element Worseley acupuncturist for 30 years, Pat initiated and developed the Qigong practice called "Roots & Branches" with Gerrie Sporkan, another Worseley acupuncturist and Tai Chi Legacy Holder from Holland.

Pat assisted Patrick Watson, Senior Student and appointed successor of Professor Cheng, to found the international School of Tai Chi Chuan and the Tai Chi Foundation. She participated in setting up a Tai Chi apprentice program that has produced more than 500 Tai Chi teachers worldwide.

Currently she is teaching Qigong, Medical Qi Gong, lecturing on Chinese philosophy and specializing in the treatment of autoimmune issues, depression and the treatment of children.

Barbara Bentree / Singer / Filmmaker "My Choice"

Years ago, it was expected that if you were a woman, after marriage you were expected to have children. What an assumption!  Clearly a woman’s body is her own, and society pressure is no longer relevant.The rate of women who are childless by choice has increased 100%

Over the past 45 yearsThe singer and entertainer Barbara Bentree has made a documentary called My Choice, a filmed conversation between 5 women ranging in age between mid-40’s to mid 60’s, all of whom made the choice not to have children. In very candid interviews, they explore the surprising reasons why they made their decision. My Choice provides a forum for discussing the role of women on the planet, and reinforces why a woman’s right to choose is so important.

JOEY WILSON / Singer Songwriter / Consultant

Joey Wilson is an organizational consultant, designer, tinkerer and singer / songwriter. In 1984, Joey's father, Larry Wilson, in what he would later describe as a failed attempt at retirement, purchased a 2000-acre ranch along the Pecos River.

They would christen it The Pecos River Learning Center - a 2000-acre classroom and a learning space so large that it couldn’t hold a small idea. The center became an experiential learning facility where individuals could reinvent themselves, and, in turn, the organizations for which they worked. And the center of that center was a huge and terrifying ropes course.
For Joey, the family business was like a graduate course in organizational development and would later cofound CultureLogic, a consulting firm that continues to help organizations optimize their culture.

With one foot firmly planted in the business world, his other lifelong passion is music and songwriting, a craft he has been tweaking for over 30 years. He says this balance between business and art is what has allowed him to keep his heart engaged in both.

Jim Smith / Land Artist

Jim Smith is a true Renaissance man. He is a land artist in the tradition of Andy Goldsworthy, a lighting designer, a creator of unique structures in the land, where people can experience themselves in spaces that are esthetically sensual and inspiring. He calls himself a “spatialist;”…one who creates outdoor spaces that invite wonder and delight.

Jim lived for 20 years as a nomad, resourcefully navigating life artfully. Living out of a camper with an enviable free form, low overhead existence, he was able to travel the world.

He built the world’s largest voluntary habitat, a cave for Mexican freetail bats called a Chiroptorium, which has been occupied by 400,000 bats. In 1980, Jim received a building arts grant from the NEA to create an Iris Window. He shared his lighting design expertise with a Japanese “living treasure’, at a royal cremation ceremony in Bali, with a juice parlor in Medellin, Columbia, and on Orcas Island in the San Juans.


Jake and Hannah Eagle / "Conscious Language"

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There are many ways of coming home to ourselves.  Yoga,  meditation, qigong and tai chi and dozens more. When we recognize and acknowledge that we are the center of our reality, and that we see our story from only our perspective, we can live more consciously by changing the way we think and the way we speak. Language can be used to raise or lower our consciousness.

Jake and Hannah Eagle, who founded and co-lead “live conscious” retreats, suggest that when we consciously use our language, which shapes the meaning of our experience, we live from the inside out. And when we do this in a group, silently witnessed by others, our experience of taking full responsibility for shaping our lives is validated exponentially.

Hannah Eagle has been a classical homeopath for 20 years with a private practice in Santa Fe. She now works with her husband, Jake Eagle, teaching courses and retreats called Live Conscious.

Jake Eagle has been a licensed psychotherapist for the past 25 years, but he now refers to what he does as Conscious Mentoring. In 2010 he wrote an award winning book called ReRight  Your Life. 

Currently, Jake and Hannah teach their Live Conscious retreats and courses to people around the world—in New Mexico, Mexico, Hawaii and Japan. 






Voyce Durling-Jones | Hoshindo / "The Medicine of the Bee"

Hoshindo is the medicine of the bee, it is bee therapy. First there was the bee, and then there was the acupuncture needle. Though Bee venom therapy first evolved in China about 5000 years ago, it was Japan who created Hoshindo..refining bee venom therapy into its present, elegant, painless technique. Hoshindo uses bee sting taps for a variety of different conditions, offering anti-inflammatory and auto-immune healing.

Voyce Durling-Jones, a Hoshindo sensei, was the first foreigner to be trained in Hoshindo in Japan, and to pass the national Hoshin examinations for certification. She is the lineage holder and founder of the Hoshindo Healing Arts Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She began her practice of HoShin 20 years ago.

Everything you want to know about bees; their biology, healing properties, relationships.

Sandy Bosben / Martys Meals

Marty’s Meals opened its doors in Santa Fe in June 2013, and is one of the most integrity-full purveyors of extremely high-quality, locally-prepared, vet-approved pet meals. The store also provides valuable information and free programs on the care and treatment of our most valued friends.Sandy Bosben   founded Marty’s in 2010 in San Francisco, after adopting her rescue, Marty, who had some physical problems which Sandy chose to solve nutritionally.  As well as the nutritional philosophy behind Marty’s Meals, the mission of the company is a triple bottom line; Sustainable, ethical sourcing, aggressive minimal waste operations, and supporting regional growers and ranchers, as well as education of pet owners on holistic health, nutrition, and care.

LAURIE MOORE / Animal communicator

Dr. Laurie Moore is an intuitive reader, coach, certified animal communicator, and hypnotherapist. She uses her intuitive gifts as animal and human reader to offer clarity and assistance with life passages, relationships, and personal and business problems.. She calls herself a HEART telepath. For two decades she has assisted people and animals to transform their lives, and communicate in evolved and fulfilling ways.  She has taught in Europe, around the US and all over the Hawaiian Islands. Author of The Cat’s Reincarnation: Transformative Encounters with Animals and Healing and Awakening the Heart:  Animal Wisdom for Humans.

Lipbone / Multi-instrumental Musician

Lipbone is a one-man orchestra, unplugged and unexpected. A dude in a small-brimmed hat who plays the guitar and harmonica, sings, and does at least 3 different instruments with his mouth. Trombone is best, but trumpet and percussion run a close second. His sound is a combination of jazz, blues, funk, maybe some ragtime; it is always the right tempo, the right beat to make your body absolutely have to move. He improvises like mad and interacts with the energy on the dance floor.

Argos MacCallem / Actor / Founder /Teatro Paraguas

Santa fe is a growing theater community, and has been in dire need of theatrical venues.  One of our most beloved and relatively new venues is Teatro Paraguas on the burgeoning south side of town.

Teatro Paraguas began in 2004 with an original staged tribute to Pablo Neruda and his poetry in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. A group of 12 artists and actors of various nationalities came together and performed a number of his poems in Spanish at el museo cultural. The group quickly realized that Santa Fe (and northern NM) had no theatre company dedicated to presenting Hispanic/Latino theater. Since its inception, TP has produced 50 plays, including several world premieres and 17 plays by 10 New Mexico playwrights. Here to talk with us about Teatro Paraguas is it’s artistic director and co-founder, Argos MacCallum.

Argos MacCallum moved to Santa Fe in 1967, and graduated with honors from Santa Fe Prep (on scholarship) in 1969.  Since then he has worked as a carpenter, plasterer, cabinet shop owner/manager, orchardist, and ranch manager. He has worked with many Santa Fe theatre companies as an actor, director, and theatre technician. Argos spent 9 years on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Playhouse (four as president), and worked on dozens of productions in various capacities.  He also served on the Wise Fool New Mexico board. In 2004 Argos helped establish Teatro Paraguas, a company dedicated to producing contemporary and classic Hispanic/Latino plays in English.

Ashton Applewhite / Author / "This Chair Rocks"

Of all of the “isms”…racism, sexism, ageism is the only ism that is a prejudice against our own future selves, and has the dubious distinction of being the only ism related to a universal condition. It takes root in denial of the fact that we are going to grow old. 

This Chair Rocks: a Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite is a call to arms not just for older people, but for society as a whole, to see ageing as an empowered, perhaps wisdom stage of life, rather than a decline. PUSH Back! Applewhite says, “reject the old/young binary. Reaching out over divisions of race and class as well as age, and acknowledging our shared humanity, is a radical act.” This book is full of stuff that is "hidden in plain sight." Rather than to embrace the term "ageless" t is far better to think of ourselves as "agefull,"

the accretion of alll of our decades.  As Annie Lamott says reviewing the book, "we contain all of the ages we have ever been."

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s and Playboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist?  Ashton’s work is a call to wake up to the ageism in and around us, embrace a more accurate and positive view of growing older, and push back against the forces that frame it as decline. 

Vijali Hamilton / Artist, Peacemaker

Vijali Hamilton has dedicated her life as a peacemaker. Beginning in 1986, when she became inspired by a dream and was prompted to embark upon a quest for global peace, artist Vijali Hamilton traveled from one country to another, leaving behind magnificent environmental stone sculptures as a gift to the communities in which she lived.  Over one thousand of her artworks are in museums, public places, and private collections. She gives seminars and retreats on meditation and the creative process, internationally and at her World Wheel Center Retreat outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta convent in Santa Barbara.

As Vijali collaborates with diversified communities, she utilizes her skills as a filmmaker, sculptor, musician, teacher and author to further her quest for world peace. Her journey ranged from India, Tibet, China, Siberia, Japan and the Middle East, to Senegal, Native North America, and the Andes and Amazonian region of Ecuador and continues on today and into the future. Her journey is shown in her recent feature film Wheel of the World, One Woman’s Creative Journey for Global Peace”.