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

Dec 25, 2006 –  Christmas in Mexico is a time of many special events and activities. It’s a time when families get together, specially on the Noche Buena, the 24th of December. A Mexican friend of mine told me last week what she and her husband would be doing: they would spend much of the […]

Nov. 2, 2006 — A couple of days ago Kelly flew to San Francisco from Guadalajara, and he will be gone for a good part of November, teaching natural building concepts in Saudi Arabia! I’m staying with Crestone friends John and Amanda and their toddler daughter, near the town of Chapala, maybe half an hour […]

October 29, 2006 — I recently received this email, and with the writer’s permission am posting it here in hopes that others can help me out with their own experiences. I can’t answer some of her questions. I am an African American who is fascinated about Mexican culture and its people. As a black person, […]

May 22, 2006 — Recently¬† I posted some photos of a Mexican family playing in our swimming pool with me. Jose posted the comment I’ve made the title of this entry, which means “Maybe you two are good gringos,” which he explained further as not just hanging out with other foreigners. By extension, I also […]

May 30, 2006 — Something was pulling me up from deep sleep… I gradually realized it was music coming in the window. It wasn’t the usual brass band that practices nearby. No, it was guitars and male voices, on a CD, coming from a couple of blocks away. It must have been deafening there. Kelly […]

May 23, 2006 — I’ve been procrastinating a little on answering this question because it’s far from a simple situation. Any comments from my readers who have lived in Mexico would be welcomed. Here’s the question, with the specific location removed for privacy’s sake. (It’s a place I’ve never been.) I wondered if you could […]

March 23, 2006 — Kelly and I went out yesterday afternoon to Ajijic, a nearby town and the center of English-language activies around Lake Chapala. We went to see a performance of Neil Simon’s play, The Odd Couple, in its female version (and in English). It’s essentially about a couple of women friends, one divorced […]

January 1, 2006 — New Year’s Eve is lively in Mexico, and we heard fireworks, a brass band, and partying till long after midnight last night. So I was a bit tired when I joined some American friends for mass this morning. I’m not a Catholic and probably would have felt a bit too self-conscious […]

Oct. 29, 2005 — “We in this country have lost our ability to live with heart,” asserted a friend of mine at dinner the other day. I wouldn’t go that far, but her comment stayed with me. Mexicans surely know how to live with their hearts, and it is much of their appeal. Of course, […]

April 20, 2005 — I just came across these today– In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn’t work very well. — Len Deighton My driving abilities from Mexico have helped me get through Hollywood. — Salma Hayek It is important for me, as a […]

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