Tag Archives: Guadalajara Jalisco

The Battle with the Bureaucracy Begins

American economist Thomas Sowell once wrote “You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.” Yeah, boy howdy, was he ever right!  You’ve dealt with them yourself and you know what … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Tequila….the town, not the drink, and more specifically the church!

A week or so ago, my friend Jonnie and her visiting friend Konny [and, no, they are not twin sisters, although with those names they certainly could have been twin sisters from the South] and I, took a trip up … Continue reading

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Los Sabinos, on the other side of the mountains

A long, long time ago I showed you the mountains/hills that rise between Jocotepec and Guadalajara.   What I didn’t realize is that there is another set of mountains/hills between Joco and Guad and that in between there is a … Continue reading

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Ric’s Visit to Jocotepec, part 1

On Monday, 18 June 2012, my friend Ric arrived from Mexicali with my new computer in hand.  As excited as I was to see Ric after almost 50 years, I was honestly WAY more excited about the computer he was … Continue reading

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Animals in Mexican Art, part 1, butterflies, fish, and cows

I have been writing recently about animals hereabouts.  Real animals.  Live ones.  Ones that my Mexican neighbors here in Jocotepec know about and love.  But the folks down here also incorporate lots of animals into their artistic mediums.  Here are … Continue reading

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A Place to Live in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, Jalisco, Mexico

I’m having a great time going through my photos and looking back at my time here in Mexico since I arrived almost exactly four years ago.  So I’m going to continue this stroll down memory lane, but with more of … Continue reading

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