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”

Guadalupe – Reyes

  Many a confused northerner has asked: What is Guadalupe – Reyes? Well, unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve noticed that Merida is an extremely social place – all year ‘round – but the revelry goes into hyper drive at the end of the outgoing year and the first week of theContinue reading “Guadalupe – Reyes”

Even blurry photos are worth a thousand words…

Spain’s Camino de Santiago Compostela is a world famous pilgrimage. People from all over walk for hundreds of kilometers to renew their spiritual energy. And in Mexico, we have a similar tradition – the annual pilgrimage from every Mexican village, town and city, to one of the churches dedicated to the patron saint of MexicoContinue reading “Even blurry photos are worth a thousand words…”