A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Culture & Cultural Differences’ Category

March 21, 2005 — This morning we got up before sunrise and took our morning tea to the upstairs deck. As the first rays of the sun hit la Peña, the people who had spent the night up there waved large mirrors toward town, and we waved mirrors back. I also held up some crystals […]

March 21, 2005 — Two years ago, on our first visit to Bernal, people told us we should stay for the spring equinox celebration, when thousands of people pour into town from all over Mexico. We couldn’t stay that time, but we’ve had the full experience yesterday and today. Things got started last night with […]

March 15, 2005 — This morning, our landlord and friend Francisco drove us from Bernal to another town nearby, Colon, to see a pilgrimage that is going on this week. He told us that people were walking from 8PM to about 8AM, all night without sleeping. They come from all over Mexico to do this […]

Feb. 21, 2005 — Yesterday we were invited to a Sunday afternoon rodeo here in Bernal. It was a competition between this town and another one, all in preparation for the state fair later in the year. All the competitors were dressed to the nines, and it was clear that this really mattered to everyone […]

Feb. 26, 2005 — The great game of male and female is alive and well in Mexico. A few glimpses: Shopping alone one day in a little shop in Guanajuato, I got to talking with the man running it. I hadn’t met him before. He was about 40, I’d guess. I’m 62 but do look […]

January 2005 — Continuing my series on the pros and cons of living, traveling and retiring in Mexico: here’s a PRO for Mexico that most people would never think about. Back home, trespassing on private property is frowned upon, to put it mildly. Here in Mexico, it is only rarely an issue. For two weeks, […]

I’ve long been in awe of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s resiliance and passion for life despite her immense suffering. I was going to write an article about Kahlo, but when I began my research at Wikipedia, there was such a good article under “Frida Kahlo” that I’m simply reproducing it here. This article is licensed […]

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