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Sorta normal, sorta not

It’s not normal to see pictures of my son and his family in facemasks…but as per normal I think they are a handsome family. I walked the dogs this morning and aside from there being fewer people around, it seemed pretty normal.  All the restaurants on the malecon were open and occupied as usual. Paul went to the mercado for me and when he walked in he thought they had widened the aisles.  Turns out they just appeared wider since...

Tough times

  México has been taking some hits in the international news lately. First: It was labeled a “failed state.” Breast-beating ensued on both sides of the border as México attempted to defend herself while others backpedaled and tried not to sound racist. The drug violence was front page news in most newspapers. México expat bloggers tried to get the truth out by publishing The Truth About México. Next: Mexico City seems to be ground zero for a possible swine flu...

Friends come in all shapes and sizes

  I have been thinking a lot about friends lately…and also about those people who contribute in an important way in the formation of our own personalities.   When we moved to Mexico last year, we left behind many people who were important to us in various ways. Some knew how much they were valued, and unfortunately there are some who probably don’t.   But being away from them has made me think a lot about friendship and how people...