After smoking an impeccable Dominican cigar – the PerfecXion X – Fuente’s top brand, I felt honor bound to contrast that smoke against a Cuban product so last night I fired up a figurado (6.5” X 54, or thereabouts) by San Cristobal de la Cabana. The cigar started up rough and burned unevenly for about… Continue reading San Cristobal de la Habana
The label on the cigar says Opus X but Mike in his email to me called it a Fuente PerfecXion X. I had to look it up online with the Cigar Aficionado magazine and they called it the Fuente Fuente OpusX PerfecXion X. However baffling the Fuente family naming convention, Cigar Aficionado placed it number… Continue reading Fuente PerfecXion X
Imagine driving an entire Windows desktop from your smartphone. That wasn’t my original intent when I was in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago looking to pick up the latest and greatest spec’d out smartphone on the market. But that is kind of where I had been trending towards as I’ve been looking to… Continue reading Man vs. Technology – Part 1
The trouble is most of us don’t know. That explains so many things. Prologue. I am the only gringo living in a city of 60,000 people here in NW Michoacan. Why only me? Because there is nothing for tourists to see here and hence no reason for expats to congregate. So I am alone. And I… Continue reading What do you want?
Contrasting the Mexican flavor of misbehavior to that of the El Norte Americano flavor of misbehavior has been sort of a recent epiphany to me. In the US, Americans’ feel entitled to bitch out waitstaff, workers, or anyone else that they feel are safely below them economically. Why? Because there are well understood legal boundaries… Continue reading Misbehavior
I just started two new books: ‘Jacqueline Kennedy – Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy’, Interviews with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and ‘The Other Mexico: Critique of the Pyramid’ by Octavio Paz. I haven’t yet decided which will be my morning book and which will be my afternoon book, but the process is… Continue reading Two New Books
I woke up at 2 this morning puzzling over and over in my mind about the nature of my personal identity. Just who was I exactly? Maybe that only happens to truly tormented individuals but regardless it kept me awake for the rest of the night. In fact it bugged me so much I was… Continue reading The Identity Question