Monthly Archives: September 2012

Altars, Churches in Mexico

Churches around my part of Mexico (the central highlands) are replete with amazing altars, lighting fixtures, and statuary.  Now when I say “amazing,” I don’t necessarily mean lavish or ornate, although often I do.  Sometimes I just mean that I’m … Continue reading

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Little Antonio the Cabinetmaker, part 2

You will remember that in my previous post, I was writing about all the decision-making that goes into having a piece of furniture handmade….and how shocked I was by it all. Here’s what I was talking about. Having handed little … Continue reading

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Little Antonio, the Cabinetmaker

A week or so ago, my Canadian landlady, Nonie, asked me to get in touch with a local woodworker/cabinetmaker (i.e. “little” Antonio, to differentiate him from my friend/handyman/gardener/pool guy Antonio whom I shall refer to by his nickname Zaca hereafter … Continue reading

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Churches in Mexico, part 3

? Shall we continue our look at some of the churches located around my section (the Central Highlands) of Mexico? The church in the photo above is the current-day Cathedral located in Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico.  A cathedral is the church … Continue reading

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When the Circus Comes to Town

See that picture up there?  That’s my friend Phyllis checking something off of her bucket list.  I unfortunately was not there to see her do it, but I’m happy for her and proud of her nonetheless.  And also excited that … Continue reading

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Churches in Mexico, part 2

In my previous posting, you saw some of the smaller churches here around Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.  But in larger towns/cities like Guadalajara, there are some huge and ornate churches.  The photo above is of the Templo Expiatorio in Guad. … Continue reading

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Churches in Mexico, part 1

Faithful reader, Rose H., sent me a note a few weeks ago to say how much she loves pictures of Mexican churches and would I please include more in my blog.  I, too, am fascinated by Mexican churches and thought … Continue reading

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More Things I Forgot to Tell You

My friend, Joe J. and I were writing back and forth on Facebook today about a link that he had sent me.  It was this one: Now in the U.S., I would be in total agreement with him.   But … Continue reading

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El Quinto Sabor

About six weeks ago, when my friend Ric was down visiting, he and I, along with my friends Kathi and Warner, went to a new restaurant in Jocotepec.  The really odd thing about this restaurant is that it is very … Continue reading

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Been Busy

I know that I haven’t posted much for the past week or so, but I’ve been busy.  No, really! Oh, sure, I’ve been playing games with my friends, but I’ve also been editing a potential book for my blogger friend, … Continue reading

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