Monthly Archives: August 2013

What Should I Bring with Me?

One of the things that we expats in Mexico (and probably expats anywhere) get asked constantly via web boards is “What should I bring with me and what should I leave behind when I move?”  While expats as individuals have … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts from Joco

The description of our blog says ‘Here be random thoughts.’  That was written by my friend and fellow author, Michael, I believe, but it be true nonetheless.  So here are a few of my own random thoughts from the past … Continue reading

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Let’s all go to the fair!

Monday was “Free for Geezers Day” at the Yellowstone County Fair.  For all of you who don’t speak AARP, geezer is defined as anyone over 62 whether you have gray hair or not.  “Free for Geezers Day” is kind of … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual – and Spirited – Summer Thursday Nights at St. John’s

Despite the weather and the date on the calendar, summer for us doesn’t officially begin until the advent of St. John’s Summer Concert Series in Billings in early July.  This retirement and nursing home community has as its mission to … Continue reading

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Life in Joco: Errand Day

While most of the things I need and/or want can be purchased right here in Joco, sometimes an errand day to Chapala and/or pueblos in between is required (as, occasionally, is one to Guadalajara). Last week, my friend Kathi and … Continue reading

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R.I.P, Pepe the Prozac kitty

My loyal readers will remember when I adopted Pepe Zorillo from the local animal shelter. And you’ll also remember that I had to put him on Prozac to keep him from attacking me. Unfortunately, the Prozac did not work.  From … Continue reading

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