September 25, 2019

Wanting to be part of a small club, instead of a stadium mass pushes me toward some unusual, and frequently lonely, activities.  Like the secret to making apple pie, there is something mystical about tuning the unisons of the strings of my piano.  Most strings of a pia...

September 18, 2019

As a music student, women composers were never encountered.  And Mary Cassatt was alone among the painters.  These anthologies containing sheet music do not contain works by women.  Why? There are works about women - but not by women.

September 17, 2019

Being old does not have many advantages — but here’s one. INAPAM or “Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores” is an identification for those older than sixty (60). 

And if you live in Merida, here’s the door you must go through to get it. Aero Mexico offers u...

September 15, 2019

The exact spot where the Mayan steps were discovered leading into a cavern. 

The building, now known as Casa Mexilio, and then known as the home of Vicente Solis, Fernando Solis, and then a generation later, as the home of Rosa Maria Mier y Teran de Polo,  had been empt...

September 14, 2019

 A bit miffed, and looking up through my rain splashed and foggy windshield, there was a small hand-painted metal sign on the house. I 

copied the telephone number.

A kindly gentleman answered and offered to show us the building tomorrow.  It belonged to his co...

September 12, 2019

Nowhere in the world, do I go or visit, that provides the constant, and mainly free, cultural events of such quality.


VAQUERIA on Monday evenings is typical Yucatan dance, in the street, in front of the city hall building on the main plaza.  

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