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greetings from Lima, Peru
   where the adventure continues...
         and every day announces a new discovery
(like finding a flying turtle on the internet. thank you whoever put it there!).

 
of all the k. m. hubers out there, I would venture to wager that I am 
the only one from seattle who ended up living in peru 
- aka kathryn mary huber aka kathi aka kat
             
current project:
looking for a home for a novel of sixth century Nasca wherein an unexpected heroine helps her people confront the environmental disasters that fan the flames of cultural and spiritual crisis

next projects:
stories from early 1900s Peru: the dance of immigrants, migrants, builders and thieves in the crossroads of changing landscapes and native traditions
keep an eye out for the Kusi Project...
wherein animal companions reveal their cosmic callings. sort of.

percolating 2010-2014: from Thailand to Vienna and in between. stay tuned...

Nasca themes open and close the 2014 COP 20! 

Climate Change talks in Peru made advances, but need so much more. The opening speaker made reference to the Nazca lines, calling on the inspiration of work that could not be fully appreciated until stepping back from it, but that has endured for millennia. Then Greenpeace made a major faux pas by entering restricted, UNESCO protected heritage space to place their message next to the hummingbird line. Their transgression literally "crossed the line" and seriously backfired, but hopefully all those international headlines reminded the world that the Nasca culture disappeared PRECISELY because their climate changed. Unfortunately, they had also exacerbated their own demise by cutting down trees to increase agriculture.

When will we ever learn...?

2009 developments:

Major news outlets around the world broadcast the results of a study published by Dr. David Beresford Jones and Dr. Alex Chepstow-Lusty correlating excessive logging and increased agriculture with the decline of the Nasca culture. (articles posted via the links below)
 
Discovering their work in 2007 inspired me to pursue the making of a documentary with Peruvian filmmaker Delia Ackerman.
"The King of the Desert is Dying" can be viewed at: 
 
news coverage about deforestation and the ancient Nasca:
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gone to charcoal, every one
desertification.jpg
once upon a forest

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