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the bat cave.

“Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies share my dread.” That was Bruce Wayne's answer to Alfred's question why he had chosen the bat as his symbol to fight crime. Well, I do not dread bats. I am rather fond of them. That is fortunate because I have my own private bat cave in the house. There are two utility alcoves at the front of my house. Both host bats, but the one on the east side of the house seems to offer what bats want most in a resting place. That is all it is. A resting place. They show up only in the night. Drinking from my pool and snatching dinner from the clouds of mosquitoes that plague this part of Barra de Navidad. They then hang out together during the night in that alcove. By the morning, they are gone. I have no idea where their home is, but I do know a lot of them permanently reside in a cave north of Melaque. Perhaps that is their voting address. That was true until last week. On Wednesday, Dora was in the process of retrieving

Published by mexpatriate at November 08, 2020 11:03 am.

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This Year ‘Buen Fin’ Has Been Extended From a 3-Day Weekend to a 12-Day Shopping Extravaganza.

As a thrifty retiree, I’m always looking for opportunities to save money, especially on big ticket items like electronics and...

Published by Two Expats Mexico at November 08, 2020 9:50 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Twelve.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Eleven Former Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell, November 1911 Feigning jealousy, Sammie Belle rises from her chair. Papa, I am heading to the kitchen to help Mama, Fannie and Maydelle with dinner. Calling on me obviously is not why Clarence is here. He and John Bowman, along with Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Twelve

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 08, 2020 9:40 am.

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Thanksgiving Day Meal Options.

For me, Thanksgiving Day is about family, giving thanks and honoring indigenous people. And food, lots of food! Last year we enjoyed a wonderful meal delivered from RubyJoy's, described at Our Thanksgiving Meal. She has the full Thanksgiving works including turkey, and she also offers full vegan...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 08, 2020 4:33 am.

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Yeah for president-elect biden.

First off, I am not an American citizen, but my life and well-being have been negatively impacted by the Trump presidency. Many Americans do not realise that the USA’s policies on everything affect the whole world. So this is why so many of us non-Americans have felt such a vested interest in the outcome ofContinue reading "YEAH FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN"

Published by Changes in Our Lives at November 07, 2020 11:13 am.

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Feeling at home in Mexico, finally.

**M y husband Stew**, who has a much better memory that I for dates and anniversaries, reminded me yesterday that 15 years ago, sometime during the first few days of November, we moved to Mexico from Chicago.
I do vividly remember our VW Passat station wagon, jam-packed with what we thought were essential belongings, some absurd, such as Chicago-grade winter coats, some indispensable—our two cats and midsize mutt named Pooch. Cars passing us on the highway must have thought they'd just seen a remake of the "The Beverly Hillbillies" or the "Grapes of Wrath."
Some expats claim they landed in Mexico and never looked back. Not us: Getting used to life in Mexico has been a bumpy ride, particularly the first year, and also during the last two years, during which we were mired in a nasty land dispute that sapped much of our patience and good will, along with a good chunk of money. Often, we seriously toyed with the notion of returning to the U.S.

Published by Life at Rancho Santa Clara at November 06, 2020 4:21 pm.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Eleven.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Ten Andrew Stevens, September 1911 Mr. K emits an exaggerated sigh. What a welcome relief to be in the quiet confines of the brewery walls. Colonel, I dont know about Sophie, but Emmas criticism is relentless against permitting politics to interrupt this summers travel plans. She continues Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Eleven

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 06, 2020 1:49 pm.

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The Other Voice.

You may be acutely aware, or perhaps, dimly aware that you have two voices in your head, and that most of the time, these two voices are in direct opposition…

Published by Dr. Stephen Alan Timm at November 06, 2020 12:33 pm.

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Change the Channel.

Bonnie Lee Black wrote: I like to think that this pretty little book has something for everyone: For those who like to read, there are eighteen short personal essays on food and travel themes. For those who like to bake dessert tarts, there are twenty-five of my favorite sweet tart recipes, many...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 06, 2020 3:13 am.

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Sitting pretty in a Silla Calavera.

In my effort to “step away” from the US election news, I went in search of the fourteen chairs of the “Silla Calavera” project scattered throughout restaurants and hotels in the city — a creative and calorie-burning distraction! The project arose as an idea to spread the traditions of Oaxaca through artistic creations using an ...

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 05, 2020 8:06 pm.

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bob barker wants you.

Yesterday, we were talking about life cycles in Mexico (a day like the others -- and no other). Here comes another. One of the big adjustments I had to make when I moved to Mexico was the lack of seasons. I had a friend in Minnesota who claimed Californians did not age because they did not have to survive hard winters; their days just melded from one day into another day just like it. That is not true for the area of Mexico where I live. We have seasons. Two of them. One of them is dry and warm. The other is wet and hot. The former passes as winter, the latter as summer. This year our summer seemed to be hotter and less wet (if you do not count the torrential rains that brought the August flood) than usual. And the heat has lingered longer than usual. We have started November and the temperature and humidity are doing a very good impression of early September. Now, I have absolutely no scientific data to back up that assertion. The heat may just be one of those

Published by mexpatriate at November 05, 2020 10:54 am.

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FREE Herb Books.

So do I have a treat for you! In this post you can find, not one, not two, but three free herb ebooks for you today! Ultimate Bundles has released The Home Remedies Recipe Toolkit in advance of the Herbs Continue reading

Published by Surviving Mexico at November 05, 2020 9:01 am.

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Chile and its plebiscite: the session opens.

For the first time in my memory, a popular election in Chile produced such a resounding result. The Plebiscite voted on October 25 not only approved the option for a new Constitution in a proportion of four fifths: to a similar extent it won the option for a Constituent Convention to elect its 155 members by popular vote.

Published by Nexos at November 05, 2020 7:58 am.

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PIEs, what are they and why?

Since the nationalization of the electrical industry in 1960, the sector has undergone several changes. In the 70s of the last century everyone was allowed to generate energy to satisfy their own needs, then they were allowed to generate in one place, consume in another and pay for the "porting" of energy.

Published by Nexos at November 05, 2020 7:56 am.

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Fermented or Unfermented Soy?

As you can see at the start of my video Fermented or Unfermented Soy Foods for Prostate Cancer Prevention?, there is an enormous variation in ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 05, 2020 7:00 am.

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a day like the others -- and no other.

There is a cost for being attuned to one's environment. Today was similar to my recent days in Mexico. I arose early to share a pot of tea with the creatures that visit me in the early morning. The hummingbird who pays no attention to me. The two fledgling doves who are increasing my future as a guano lord. The Inca dove and her nestling who cower at my approach and are certain I am going to eat both of them in a chili pie. And the black vultures who gracefully fly arcs around the communication tower before flying off on an offal venture. Along with the supporting cast of dragonflies, bees, wasps, and other critters who treat my swimming pool as an oasis in the Serengeti. And, of course, the occasional snake. This morning they were joined by a bat Dora had conjured up from the utility alcove. Same cycle, slightly altered. There is something comforting in their regularity. But, even in their predictability, a slight variation will occur. Instead of flying to her usua

Published by mexpatriate at November 04, 2020 8:13 pm.

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