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A Tree Grows in Mazatlán

  I am reading (it is amazing to me that I hadn’t read it before) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It is a wonderful book, set in Brooklyn in the early 1900’s. I am loving it. The tree referred to in the title is one they called the Tree of Heaven. It grew in the worst possible soil and was the only tree that would even grow out of cement. I think México has a number of...

Here are a couple books to read…

  Mexico: The Trick is Living Here by Julia Taylor is an e-book available for sale at her website. I believe I had Googled “retire Mexico” or something when I ran across her site. I bought the book and have been enjoying it for the last couple of days…even though I am not too keen on reading books on the computer. She gives a lot of factual and anecdotal information. As a former resident of the Pacific Northwest, I feel...

Book Synopsis

  As stated in a previous post, I just finished reading How to Learn Any Language Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and On Your Own by Barry Farber. I guess I am smart since a number of the suggestions he makes for learning any language are ones that I’d already worked out for myself. Take full advantage of opportunities – If you meet someone at a party, or a cab driver, or wherever you run into someone in your target language...