Category Archives: The Village

Coming Soon…

Friday peliculas are a great addition to village nightlife. A couple who brought property in the village have opened a pub here. It caters primarily to gringos, offering a place to gather for coffee or drinks and some special music events. … Continue reading

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But, what will I eat?

About seven months ago my doctor asked me to try a plant-based diet to counteract my screwed up genetics. Since I would do almost anything not to have another stroke, I agreed. Being a comfirmed flash-eater (excepting beef)  I was surprised … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing

When I decided to come to Mexico one last time, it was not without reservations. Perhaps not trepidation, but some hesitation. I have not been here on my own since my stroke in 2017.  I looked carefully at the things … Continue reading

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The Way of All Things…

I  miss the way it was, but I realize I helped make it the way it is. The burden of responsibility as a visitor to Mexico has risen like a specter through the years. I have tried to make as … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

I can’t say that I knew Dona Rosa. She was a beautiful enigma to me, standing out clearly in a modern village. Maybe it is the fact of my own aging but I am drawn to the lines on a … Continue reading

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Testosterone Tamed

I love the perks of living in a small village. The children have been coming to my house to paint and work puzzles since I began coming here. Something new this week – first time ever I had a porch full … Continue reading

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Coming Home

“Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.”― Pema Chödrön I am in Mexico after a grueling travel day. Since my stroke in August, I have … Continue reading

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Okay…I’m here!

I know, I know. I’ve been here for two weeks already. Yes, I’ve written, but I haven’t posted yet. Finally, this morning, the beach spoke to me in language I could translate. My return to this village is like putting … Continue reading

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Mexico – My Different Life

When I come to Mexico, I’m always ready to broaden my scope of what is normal. Things here can be very different from my Pacific Northwest culture. Most of them don’t strike me as strange anymore, but still, I notice. *** … Continue reading

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Night and Day

Waking in the morning here has a different feel than waking in the night. The sounds change. The roosters can be crowing anytime after 3:00 a.m. – not necessarily a harbinger of dawn – but the birds wait for a … Continue reading

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