Sixth-Generation Shaman

Sixth-Generation Shaman

A Q&A with don Jose Ruiz, co-author of "The Fifth Agreement" and son of "The Four Agreements" author, don Miguel Ruiz
Don Jose Ruiz comes from a long line of healers and spiritual guides, not the least of whom is his father, don Miguel Ruiz, author of "The Four Agreements"—a book containing simple teachings that's been translated into more than 40 languages since it was first published in 1997.

Call for Submissions: 2018 Source Poetry Contest

Submit your poems now!
It’s time to submit your poems in the 2018 Source Poetry Contest!


It's tough being a kid—especially when you're the new one in a new school
According to the U.S. Census, Bend's population grew by an estimated 3,408 people between July 2016 and 2017, reaching an estimated 94,520 people.

Intuitive Eating

Local health coach advocates for breaking the cycle of chronic disordered eating
Disordered eating was a struggle Brittney Sullivan faced for several years, including during training for her health coach certification.

'Curious' is brilliant coming-of-age theater

A play with a main character on the autism spectrum prompts Cascades Theatre to host a "sensory friendly" version of the show
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is a personal, scientific and visual masterpiece of dramatic theater.

Rock Steady, Aretha

A video of one of our favorite songs from one of our favorite singers of all time
In homage to the Queen of Soul, who died today in Detroit, Mich., we submit one of our favorite songs from her extensive repertoire. Rest in peace, Aretha Franklin.

In A Landscape

Classical piano with a view
Central Oregon is known for its rugged landscapes and the beauty that comes with them.

Sunriver Music Festival opens Friday

Celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday included in this year's celebration
Bend is among thousands of cities celebrating the life and works of Leonard Bernstein this year, the 100th anniversary of the prolific composer's birth.

I've Got the Blues

The inaugural Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival supports affordable housing efforts in Central Oregon
Have you heard about the new music festival in Sisters?

Of Kings and Queens

Homegrown drag shows pop up in Bend
I moved to Bend in the summer of 2003, the very same month an attack on a gay man outside The Grove on Bond Street shook this community, and myself, in the process.

A Clucking Politician

In honor of the Dog Days of Summer issue, the Source names its (informal, not legally binding) Pet Mayor of Bend
It all started when we did a recent Source Spotlight on Dave Danek at 9th St. Village, who told us in passing that a resident cat at Bright Place Gallery, Leonardo F. Bend, was in the running for mayor of Bend.


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