I’m Impressed With the Work

In a message dated 9/16/01 6:06:14 AM, cherie@rawfoodchef.com writes:

Dearest Rhio,

I am shocked to hear that you live so close to the WTC! I thought you lived far away or I would have been concerned for you – I have other friends there and, as all of us with friends in Manhattan, I did a lot of praying for their safety. I hope you are taking precautions for your breathing, since I understand the air is very toxic for the time being.

I just returned from Costa Rica, where I was working on Rodrigo's book, Comida Pura Vida, and teaching workshops. In fact, I flew in the night before the attack, otherwise I would have been stuck in C.R. since they closed all air traffic. While I was there I had a chance to look over your book in more depth (I have been so busy here at home, I have not had an opportunity to read anything other than my daily email.) I want to tell you how impressed I am with the work you have done. It is a true accomplishment and I'm sure you are very pleased with the outcome. It will have a tremendous influence on lives for many years to come. Thank you for this great contribution to humanity!

…. BTW we all enjoyed your CD, too – Rodrigo says it is VERY racy. I'm not sure what he means by that???

Love and Blessings during this difficult time,


Dear Cherie,

Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and kind words about my book. Yes, I live even closer to WTC than I thought. Since my hotlline email I went out and counted the actual blocks. 10. I don't know what to do about the pollution fallout (asbestos, and chemicals) except just stay on my raw foods, with an emphasis on juices, blender soups, green drinks and such. I have four air filters going and today I'm thinking of buying a couple more. We have a big duplex loft. Financially, we're not able to get away to another area right now, otherwise I would at least get out of the city, but we just came back from a 2 1/2 month trip.

I'm glad you had a good time in Costa Rica, I understand it is very beautiful. Have always wanted to go there. Could you send me the information on Rodrigo's Retreat or workshops so that I can put it into my website Directories section.

Good to have you back home safe – just under the wire!!

Love and Peace,


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