Monthly Archives: February 2013

Delivered Right To Your Doorstep

    Yesterday evening, while relaxing after dinner, we heard an eerie, extremely loud, and other-worldly howling whistle in the street that we had never heard before, more like an alien invasion than the knife grinder’s melodious occarina like sound, … Continue reading

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The World’s Second Oldest Profession

  In San Miguel, it is customary to see these old folks, usually women, pleading for money while sitting in doorways throughout El Centro. Their main aim is to shake some change out of the Gringos or Chilangos (as folks … Continue reading

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Stringing Along

Last sunday here in San Miguel, we were treated to a great performance by Gil Gutierrez, with Camille Garcia and Bob Stern who are joining him this year on accordion and violin, and with the special addition, for the first … Continue reading

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Going Round in Circles

              For years now, Harry Beck’s angular London Transport tube map has been the seminal example of how to diagram transport systems. However, the system is much more complex now than when it began … Continue reading

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End of the Day

Among the schoolkids playing football, and the Mexicans and Gringos just wandering around or sitting beneath the trees, there are always some regulars that we see in the Jardin every evening. This elderly woman, nearly bent double with rickets, makes … Continue reading

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David Alfaro Siqueiros Again

In response to the post below, Lance Wyman sent me this great photo of Mexican muralist Siqueiros he took in 1971 when he (Lance) was down here after completing the graphics for the Mexico Olympics and the Mexico Subway among other … Continue reading

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The Yellow Peril

  What to do with 444 copies of National Geographic magazine? They seem too nice to chuck away, but where the hell do you put them? I discovered this great cabinet in Dr Gerry Acevedo’s waiting room (he’s our dentist) in San … Continue reading

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