November 28, 2016

The Teatro Peon Contreras can be seen in the distance, four blocks away, from the Casa Mexilio dining room, and after the short walk it's like arriving in some European capital with the nucleus of the 18th C. University of Yucatan buildings on one side of the street an...

November 24, 2016

That day in homeroom, my teacher cried and seemed to loose her composure.

"Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black...

November 17, 2016

In August we heard about the discovery of a subterranean river discovered beneath the Chichen Itza ruins.  Mexico’s National Autonomous University scientists say they found a subterranean cavity about 20 metres deep below the pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Casti...

November 13, 2016

Cities with symphony orchestras are cities with pride and a measure of culture accumulated through the decades - some through centuries.

When I enter that beautiful chamber, gleaming and freshly restored, I get all puffed up with pride, pride of having something so spec...

November 12, 2016

With an instrument 147 years old, there is always something to repair.  The reward for this type of upkeep are the ghosts of all who have come before.  They permeate the room and sometimes offer coaching suggestions.

November 12, 2016

I'll post more after the formal opening, but here is the pink logo.  Unfortunately, the Mexicans pronounce the "T"

A fresh bread smell will now fill our neighbourhood.

 Wood for the artesian bread ovens.  This is Antonio, the owner, my neighbour.

November 12, 2016

The clean, fresh smell of limes peaks the senses and disinfects.  Lime pie is my favourite desert.

This bowl of Persian limes cost 20 pesos and today that's about one US dollar.

 And here is what that same dollar would buy in a supermarket in Georgia, USA - two ugly and...

November 9, 2016

We wake up today engulfed in the racism, sexism, protectionism, xenophobia, and authoritarianism of Trump.

So — we begin again, after a two year vacation, and I’m remembering the opening scenes of the 50s movie called “A Summer Place” with the preparations for opening t...

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