Monthly Archives: December 2010

Experience is what you get

  Well, it’s done.  Apparently, all of us lived through Christmas, but not without a few dings and dents along the way, at least in my case.  On Christmas Day, I hosted a dinner at my house in Jocotepec for six … Continue reading

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Shine a Little Light on this Solstice Season

I’ve been doing a little happy dance the past two days, since I know – even though my senses haven’t registered it yet – that we’re heading back towards summer (eventually) and light … light …. light!!!  I don’t really mind … Continue reading

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Karen’s Favorite Christmas Songs

Since Barbara and Michael have posted some of their Christmas songs, I thought it was time for me to chime in with a few of my favorites.  While I tend to be pretty non-traditional in most things, I think my Christmas … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is you…and a pinata

A couple of days ago, I went with friends to the abastos in Guadalajara.  An abastos serves primarily as a wholesale outlet for vendors.  It’s where local farmers bring their wares to sell to such places as grocery stores and … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs–the third half.

Well, being part of this triumvirate, I guess it behooves me to contribute to the (Favorite?)Christmas Carols thread.   Never really having been a fan of this music genre (boring lyrics, repetitive refrains and syrupy notes) put me at a little … Continue reading

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Christmas songs, part deux

Yes, yes, I know that deux is not Spanish, but French.  But it looks so much more like the name of a Christmas carol.  You know, like “Joyeux Noel.”  “Segundo,” on the other hand, looks and sounds like the name … Continue reading

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Gateaux’s Life Story

I figured that since Barb could brag about her p*ssy on this blog, then I could brag about my p*ssy too.  Wait a minute, that just doesn’t sound right, does it?   I guess I meant to say I’m going to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Last year, around this time, I was listening to an interview on one of NPR’s noon shows – “Here and Now” – and the host was way over-excited (I thought maybe NPR had become X-rated, or I was off the … Continue reading

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Why I chose Lake Chapala

So you’ll remember from my last post about Why I Chose Mexico that I had ruled out Baja.  But I still knew that I would be moving to Mexico is the foreseeable future and I needed to find a place … Continue reading

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Why I chose Mexico

One of my co-writers on this blog, Karen, said she’d like to know a little more about how I wound up in Mexico, what it took to get here, and what it’s like living here.  So I thought today I … Continue reading

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