Category Archives: travel

RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY


RETURNING TO MY NORTHERN COUNTRY After having spent about six months in Mexico, I hoped it wouldn’t be as cold in my province as it had been last year in April on my arrival. This time, I came back a … Continue reading

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DIA DE LA CRUZ


DIA DE LA CRUZ Dia de la Cruz is a holiday for the Mexicans in which they celebrate the construction workers with a ritual that has been going on literally for centuries. There are a lot of myths about the … Continue reading

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ISLA DE MESCALA


  ISLA DE MESCALA   The article below is taken from the website The Informer, with my own photographs added, taken last week on the island.  I am placing a copy of the article here, as the research is better … Continue reading

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THE DOGS OF MEXICO


THE DOGS OF MEXICO   Mictlanteculhtli by Jesus Lopez Vega Jesus Lopez Vega is a local artist. When in Mexico, do as the Mexicans do. That’s what I told myself, but I don’t have a dog (anymore). Dogs figure prominently … Continue reading

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HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO


HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO   Forbes.com reported in November 2016: Why does it matter so much to Mexico? 80% of Mexican exports go to the US, and so campaign pledges to renegotiate or even tear up NAFTA cast … Continue reading

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FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT


FIRST YEAR OF RETIREMENT Everybody from work I bump into asks how I am liking retirement. The short answer is that I love it. What’s not to like? Getting up at your leisure, enjoying your first coffee of the day … Continue reading

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THE LAST FORTNIGHT OF A WORKING LIFE


The last Fortnight of a working life One can only spend so much time listening to the radio with headphones on, reading emails, soliciting work from colleagues, and trying to come up with something to do, before boredom sets in. … Continue reading

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iPAD FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY


The iPad – first generation. This iPad I am writing on was released April 3,2010, and is now almost five years old. Back then, I stood in a very short line of two people at the computer department on that … Continue reading

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THE PAGAN HOLIDAY


THE PAGAN HOLIDAY Anything can be taken as an offensive jibe, depending on one’s state of mind. I wondered why the so-called season of cheer and peace is so fraught with angst and the indignant expressions of righteousness for so … Continue reading

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STRATA LIVING IN SUMMER: ASIAN-CAUCASIAN RELATIONSHIPS


SUMMER LIVING IN THE STRATA – Asian-Caucasian Relationships One Friday evening at 9:30 after a hot day I went to the pool. When it is 35 degrees centigrade I stay out of the sun and wait till sundown to swim. … Continue reading

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