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About Leigh Melander

I sing the body electric.

Max Fleischmann: Fleischmanns Family

This Max Fleischmann was the son of Charles Louis, and nephew of the Max that owned our house. This Max stayed with either his parents or his brother, Julius right down the hill from the mansion stands, where the bonfire meadow and stone stage are now. Like his brothers, Max was an adventurer and explorer, [...]

2015-12-26T13:15:22+00:00 December 26th, 2015|History|0 Comments

The Winter Solstice | Myth America | December 22, 2015

The Winter Solstice: celebrated in essentially every culture world-wide since the Stone Age. Stonehenge, in the image, is one of the extraordinary monuments built to celebrate both winter and summer solstices. The word solstice is from Latin - sol for sun and sistere, for standing still. In this moment, the world seems to stop and [...]

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Myth America, Spillian Radio|0 Comments

Find the Essence: A Regenerative Whole-Systems Planning Workshop

Regenerative Whole-Systems Planning Workshop Join us for the first in a trio of truly extraordinary workshops at Spillian, using the place itself as a living lab as we learn together how to thing in a deeply creative, connected, regenerative way about projects and places anywhere in the world as we imagine a master plan for [...]

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Coming Soon|0 Comments

Borcht for a Wedding

Borcht for a wedding: food can be a powerfully creative way to connect family and traditions. Last weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Boris and Cindy's wedding. Cindy's family is from Korea; Boris' family from the Ukraine. One of many delights of the weekend (the biggest by far being the wedding couple themselves!) was a [...]

Spillian on a Plate

July and August, 2015 A glorious summer dinner series on Wednesday evenings at Spillian, celebrating the metaphor of Spillian through food. Starring the extraordinary Chef Chris McGee as he revels in the metaphors of Spillian through food -- celebrating forest, stream, meadow, mountain, sky -- the elements that create the unique terroir of Spillian and [...]

2017-06-25T12:34:35+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Blog, Events, News & Promos|0 Comments