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I was just now coming down the stairs from the rooftop and I caught myself thinking about the weather sadly in an almost indulgent, whinging sort of way. I am dressed in a pair of boxer shorts (no more) and I am anticipating the weather outdoors and its effect on the temperature indoors. My awareness… Continue reading Paradise
Lots of drama from this huge thunderhead as it swept northwestward across the valley into town blacking out the mountains behind it. The clouds here are often so close to the land that sometimes like this afternoon you can watch them while they move and see as they reach down and touch the earth.
I hate traveling anymore. I’ve been satisfactorily convinced for quite sometime that I’ve been everywhere that truly matters. And the idea of leaving Mexico for any amount of time takes me frighteningly far out of my perceived comfort zone. And frankly, people just piss me off these days. The arrogance and stupidity of Americans leaves… Continue reading Alaska – Part 1
Every new season starts predictably with a sputter, a stop, and a start again. Today, glorious: The sky, the clouds! The sound, the rumble, and the rain. And the change itself. The precipice. Teetering, until now, [soon] where the weather finally unleashes long torrential rains unto this dry land. Yes! PS – Humorously, much like… Continue reading Rainy Season Has Started
40 kilometers away lies another little town which is as remarkable as it is unknown. San José de Gracia – a town of maybe 15,000 – lies in low mountains of the remote northwest corner of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The town is so far away from anything of consequence that all most people,… Continue reading San José de Gracia
A month ago word went around that tortillas were going up in price from 16 pesos a kilo to 18 pesos. The local mafia had decided that this was going to be one brilliant great strategy to provide an easy extra minimally managed stream of revenue. I could just imagine the sly application of genius… Continue reading Guns and Tortillas