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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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Un Projecto

There’s excitement in the pueblo. In the second year of a three-year project, the government is providing supplies and education for improvements around the village. Last year it included composting toilets and more efficient chimineas (which explains the new street-side … Continue reading

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A Village in Mexico

Life in this village is always a discussion among those of us who love it.  These discussions usually happen around the residents, not with them.  Those of us who visit see it from our own perspective. Here it is: a … Continue reading

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Hiding Out – South of the Border

I’m quite accomplished at creating situations for myself.  I can do it here as well as at home. There just aren’t as many places to hide in my little village.    There’s only my house.  Well, I could go to … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

I went for my last basura clean up this morning.  It was meant to be my farewell walk on the beach.  As I looked down the long expanse of shoreline I saw one fisherman in the distance.  Perfect.  A leisurely … Continue reading

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Thumps and Bumps in the Night

I can get myself spooked no matter where I am at night.  Behind a locked gate, within a house with iron grates as doors, when I hear a noise in the night I have a tingle of fear.  “Who is … Continue reading

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Chiquiliques in the Caldo

My beach walks are solitary excursions fit for meditation and contemplation of the beauty.  Usually! Once in a while the ocean causes the beach to come to life.  Creatures give signals to the humans.  When birds are fishing an area, … Continue reading

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Life as a Fiesta

I am constantly examining my place in this village.  For instance, should I take part in the fiestas?  They’re a big deal here.  Whether  a traditional Quinceañeros or a small birthday party,  they create a certain buzz as the families … Continue reading

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Mexican Minutes, etc.

Here is the story of a dyed-in-the-wool gringa. Time is soooo important to me.  It’s not that I’m always on time,  it’s that I’m always worrying about it. Today was a perfect example of taking myself with me wherever I … Continue reading

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A Fish Story

My husband went fishing with a Mexican friend.  It wasn’t what he expected. Getting up at daylight isn’t my husband’s thing even when he’s at home.  On vacation?  Hmm,  But he wanted to go fishing with our friend from the … Continue reading

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