April 30, 2019

For a brief time during my teens, when I was becoming aware of the racist and homophobic society into which I had been born, I began to refuse certain symbols of that society —

     —  like turnips, and rutabagas, and Baptists  —  and grits.

I wa...

April 28, 2019

Newly moved to Yucatan and usually spending my nights on the prowl, a friend suggested that we visit “El Palacio Rojo”.  It wasn’t palatial and it wasn’t red, but it was exactly what my friend had described:  “It’s very Felliniesque”.  Ok - I was into that.  It was 198...

April 4, 2019

Some of these memories awaken in us a past when things were simpler and mother did not lock the doors.  The blanket chest here in Yucatan is just a box, but imagine the cool nights when its contents made life possible in the high plateaux or an Appalachian valley   The...

April 4, 2019

Not as high up as some of the others, but definitely a mini adventure getting there at night  --  you pass the rustic cenote style pool, all stones and foliage,  and climb the stone stair.  Inside, there’s another stone stair to an upper level bath area, and the Sleepi...

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