Monthly Archives: December 2011

The little chimenea that could.

Yesterday, December 25, 2011, I had six friends over for Christmas dinner.  A pitch in, as always!  We’re all decent cooks….and a couple are really good….so it was great, also as always.  After our meal of ham and sweet potato … Continue reading

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The dreaded Christmas letter.

We all write them.  We all get them.  We all dread them.  And with those thoughts in mind, Karen and I started to share the task of producing the yearly missive.  On even years, Karen gets to write the letter … Continue reading

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The Nestipac Ancianos Posada

This was it!  Today was the day!  December 21st, the day of the Posada [Christmas party] for the old folks of Nestipac, the next pueblo over from me.   You know, the one I’ve written about before.  It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Petatan and the pelicans

From Dixon Lanier Merritt:  “A wonderful bird is a pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week; But I’m damned if I see how the helican.” Every winter … Continue reading

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Los Ancianos de Nextipac

On Friday, 2 December 2011, I got together with some other folks who are involved in the gift giving celebration for the old folks [los ancianos] of the little pueblo next to me [Nestipac].  Our job…if that’s what you can … Continue reading

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