November 30, 2019

     For my Catholic family this is the month of Holy Souls, and tonight at midnight they - those dearly departed who have been among us since October 31 - must return to their realm before midnight tonight.

    This is Jorge’s altar remembering them.  I asked...

November 29, 2019

Thirty-nine years ago when we arrived on this street in the Barrio of Santiago to begin a new life and to open one of the first romantic and historic small hotels in Merida, made of cast off, thrown away architectural history, these houses could have been saved.  But t...

November 14, 2019

My Mexican Family has asked me to cook the turkey for the November birthdays of three family members.  I consider it an honor.  In my early expat days, the ingredients were hard to find.  There were no sweet potatoes or yams, but the grey or purple camote was...

October 16, 2019

Apologies to Miss Dickinson.  And, yes, cathedral tunes are 
oppressive.  I sat on the organ bench from age twelve ’til old age.    --Perhaps a mistake - “Church” was definitely a mistake.

Sometimes we wake up late.  No one forced me to do it....