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The Butterfly Effect and Mazatlán

It’s funny how things come in groups.  I read an excellent article recently called Romney Jumps the Shark: Libya, Egypt and the Butterfly Effect. You know the butterfly effect – to quote the article above: The late science fiction writer Ray Bradbury authored a short story about time travelers. They were careful, when they went back to the Jurassic, not to change anything, but one of them stepped on a butterfly. When they got back to the present, the world...

A Day for Helping

Sunday Paul and I went to Un Dia para Ayudar at the Plazuela Zaragoza.  Paul ate paella, we ran into friends, and we watched the kids perform.  These girls were just adorable! You can tell they love their costumes! These girls were adorable, too.  And talented. I swear, sometimes I think Mazatlán is a small town.  This event felt like a small town event to me…everyone seemed to know each other and the feeling of wholesome goodwill was everywhere. And...

It’s for the kids.

Back in October , Blogger Wayne in Isla Mujeres came up with the idea to help the kids in Ursula Galvan in Veracruz State.  This is the community that Blogger John and his wife Anita live.  The plan was to knit hats for the kids there, where it gets cold in the winter.  I jumped on board, as I enjoy knitting and wanted to give something to these kids, too. But my son and his wife are expecting a baby...

Say Cheese

I’m probably not the only blogger who keeps a pad on my desk where I jot down blog ideas. Sometimes the idea is complete in my mind and I just need to take a few pictures and sometimes I need to chew on it for a bit to decide how I want to present my ideas. One idea that I’ve been chewing on for quite a while has to do with taking pictures. Whenever I see a picture of a...

Why we blog

There’s been a lot of flap lately among the Latin American blogger community about comments. I don’t want to rehash what’s been said – but the more I thought about it the more I knew I needed to get something out. The crux of the matter for me is that it’s MY BLOG and I can set the rules. My blog is a fun place for me to talk about our experiences here in Mexico. I really enjoy it. I...