Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle….the Mexican Way

Quite some time ago, I wrote about some of the ways that Mexicans reuse, repurpose, and recycle (https://bigskysouthernsky.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/recycle-reuse-reduce-repurpose/).  And more recently I’ve been writing about our drive to collect used warm clothing for the old folks in my neighboring barrio … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

One of my least favorite Woody Allen movies is “What’s New Pussycat?“.   But, boy, the title is catchy; isn’t it?  And, ye gods, what a come down for Peter O’Toole from “Lawrence of Arabia”! However, this is not about … Continue reading

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Travelling the South Shore

Since I moved here four and a half years ago, I have made many trips around/along the south shore of Lake Chapala.  I’ve gone with old friends for fiestas and with new friends and my son to show them there’s … Continue reading

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Take a Break, Driver 8 (or Driver 1 in this case)

You will remember from my previous post that I’ve been in the process of getting a Mexican driver’s license since my Arizona license is going to expire next week on my birthday.  My friend Antonio and I had done most … Continue reading

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The Manila Folder Concession

If there’s one concession to which I would like to hold the rights to in Mexico, it’s the one that deals in manila folders. I say this because no matter which of the many tentacles of the bureaucracy one has … Continue reading

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Bringing in the Sheaves….or at least the clothing

When I was a kid and still attending church, I loved hymns.  Not all of them, but a lot of them.  And one of my favorites was “Bringing in the Sheaves,” although, honestly, I thought for a long time that … Continue reading

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