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....

October 13, 2019

It’s happened before.  The creation of the ’jingle’ used for selling me something that I didn’t need probably was produced in an advertising agency in an aluminum and glass tower.

The melody which has pulled and tugged at me for the past three months, appeared in a  pia...

October 6, 2019

Filled with friends, and even healthy foods.  There are also lots of unhealthy foods.  The service is fast and the prices are cheap.  And it is only a four block walk from the front door of Casa Mexilio.  The main Merida plaza is only a half block more.  It...

October 5, 2019

Merida’s TOURIST POLICE mainly answer questions.  Here one of them joins us for breakfast in Antonio’s ESCARGOT RUSTICO panaderia.  It’s the second door down from HOTEL CASA MEXILIO. Like little blue bumblebees they buzz around town making us feel modern and secure....

October 5, 2019

Downtown Merida was not always as slick as it seems today  —  filled with fashionable tables and tourists.  Parque Hidalgo, a favorite small green plaza with a monument  had a brick street passing in front of the Hotel Caribe and the Gran Hotel.  Calesas parked there w...

October 1, 2019

Framed, they speak to a time when collections mattered.  Now, with the treasures and debris of three generations colliding with plans for the future, the collections speak to a different opening or beginning.  Two grandmothers and a mother, gasped, "Give me space - air...

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