Category Archives: Work in Mexico

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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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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Seven Days in Mexico, part 2

Monday, 30 January 2012:  Today Ana comes to clean my house.  Ana has been my landlords’ housekeeper since they bought this place.  She lives right down the street from us.  I’m not sure how often she cleaned for them, but … Continue reading

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It’s Fiesta Time Again in Jocotepec

It’s fiesta time again in Jocotepec!  We’re in the middle of our patronal festival honoring Senor del Monte, the Lord of the Mountain.  I just love these days in Joco.  There’s a parade every day, complete with marching bands, floats, … Continue reading

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A Mexican Working Class Hero

  This is my gardener and pool guy, Antonio.  I’ve mentioned him before, but I think now it’s time to write about him.  Antonio is a great guy, and a hard working one, as so many men here in Mexico are.  … Continue reading

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