Category Archives: Getting Older

Final Preparations for the Posada for the Nestipac Ancianos are Underway

Phyllis, Kathi, and I are preparing for the Christmas posada for the old folks in Nestipac, Jocotepec, Jalisco, which is to take place this upcoming Wednesday, 11 December 2013.  Kathi has done an inordinate amount of work on this since … Continue reading

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Wait, how long have we been gone?

Monday I accompanied my friend, Phyllis, the owner/operator of Los Dos B&B here in Jocotepec (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g667915-d504475-Reviews-Los_Dos_Bed_and_Breakfast-Jocotepec.html) to a hospital in Guadalajara for a test she needed to take.  Phyllis has been with me many times to the IMSS hospital in … Continue reading

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Mexico…It’s Not for Everyone

I was making comida for myself today and thinking about some of the e-mails I’d read and a conversation I had the other day with a woman newly moved to Mexico and I realized that no matter how much I … 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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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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The Big Search

Since the beginning of 2013, the rules for gringos in Mexico have been changing pretty thick and fast.  Even our local gringo lawyer can’t keep up with them.  When I moved down here in 2008, there were basically four kinds … Continue reading

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Pepe’s Adoption Day Party

You all know about the famous Pepe Z.; right?  My gender-identify-confused, has-to-stay-on-Prozac pussycat?  Well, about a month ago, some of my friends and I had a little adoption day party for him.  Yep, the first anniversary of Pepe’s adoption and … Continue reading

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Been Missing Me????

I am so sorry that I haven’t written previously.  I’m not dead!  And that’s the really good news; right?  (Although there’s nothing wrong with that….being dead, I mean!) I just haven’t had much to say or report.  I finally got … Continue reading

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So how am I doing?

I got an email from a friend here in Jocotepec a few days ago saying that fascinating as the whole IMSS thing might be to him, he felt that I needed to write about what’s happened to me since the … Continue reading

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