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.
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.
**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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Por primera vez desde que tengo memoria una elección popular en Chile arroja un resultado tan contundente. El Plebiscito votado el pasado 25 de octubre no sólo aprobó la opción por una nueva Constitución en una proporción de cuatro quintos: en similar medida ganó la opción por una Convención Constituyente para elegir sus 155 miembros por sufragio popular.
Desde la nacionalización de la industria eléctrica en 1960, el sector ha tenido varios cambios. En los años 70 del siglo pasado se permitió a cada quien generar energía para satisfacer las necesidades propias, después se permitió generar en un sitio, consumir en otro y pagar por el “porteo” de energía.
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.
Above, Peacock Alley merging New Yorks Waldorf and Astoria into one luxurious hotel Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Nine Emma Bentzen Koehler, August 1911 Missus Koehler, I have a telegram for you, says the clerk behind the desk, before awkwardly sprawling across the counter to lean down and place the envelope in Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Ten
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 04, 2020 11:21 am.