Huachicoleros

Security experts have praised López Obrador’s willingness to take on fuel theft, an issue that was largely ignored under previous administrations, even though the problem was spiralling out of control. But two nights ago, I watched a political commentary program on TV, and the order of the day for the anti-AMLO segment of Mexico’s populationContinue reading “Huachicoleros”

An Ode to January Austerity

  There’s an unhappy woman in town, Who has trouble zipping her gown. Did it shrink in the wash? That thought, she must squash… If she wants her weight to go down.   She knows that she is “in the dumps”. But finds it hard to “take her lumps.” And shed all the pounds sheContinue reading “An Ode to January Austerity”

The 2018 Planet Rosado – van der Gracht Gazette

Before the Internet came along, communication with my far-away family and friends was spotty at best. For almost 30 years, my mother and I wrote long letters to each other. I’d run out to meet the mailman when I’d hear his motorcycle put-put-putting up the street. “Here comes your boyfriend,” Jorge would tease. Often I’dContinue reading “The 2018 Planet Rosado – van der Gracht Gazette”