Back in the day — before Uber & Lyft, before Google street maps, before the Internet — there was a thing known as The Thomas Guide. It was a spiral-bound book of maps and street indexes for many of the major West Coast cities in the U.S. It was a godsend for journalists and taxicab ...
Published by Musings, Magic, SMA at November 11, 2020 8:17 pm.Musings, Magic, SMA → Español →
11/12/20 (written by vrice)—At the end of October, the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral, INE) unanimously endorsed guidelines for political parties to help combat gender-based political violence. Amongst other requirements, these stipulated that, beginning in 2021, no aspiring candidate can be convicted or accused of domestic violence, sexual misconduct, or have defaulted on alimony ...
Published by Justice in Mexico at November 11, 2020 2:21 pm.Justice in Mexico → Español →
It is Armistice Day. Or Remembrance Day. Or Veterans' Day. The day has gone by several monikers in different countries at different times. Initially, the day was set aside to honor those who had fallen in The Great Imperial War of 1914-1918 as a reminder that nothing so horrid should ever happen again. But it did happen again. Over and over in the Twentieth Century, and the day, by the sheer weight of thankfulness, expanded to honor the veterans who battled the forces of totalitarianism. That is why we still set aside the day the armistice went into effect with two minutes of silence. On the almost-talismanic 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 AM. Under normal circumstances, I would be gathering with a group of Canadians, Americans, Europeans, and Mexicans at Rooster's to mark the day with the obligatory two minutes of silence, tales of heroic relatives, reading of "In Flanders Fields," and singing the Mexican national anthem. But the virus has claimed anothe
Published by mexpatriate at November 11, 2020 10:16 am.mexpatriate → Español →
**A** s much as I swear I'm not going to read, or write, any more about American politics, nowadays that's like trying to avert one's attention from a five-car pile-up in full view.
During a two-and-a-half hour sojourn at the dentist yesterday, mercifully most of it under a haze of Novocaine, Stew received two root canals, along temporary posts and crowns, while the dentist's dog Pita, lay on the floor by the chair, keeping a fitful eye on the proceedings.
**Sale on marital aids, right next door!**
Published by Life at Rancho Santa Clara at November 11, 2020 8:24 am.Life at Rancho Santa Clara → Español →
El amplio reconocimiento que tienen las organizaciones intermedias en las sociedades modernas exige miradas renovadas, tanto empíricas como teóricas, pero también una mínima empatía para entender el espíritu del Estado jacobino. Por décadas, las organizaciones intermedias se han convertido en las garantes formales e informales de las decisiones de gobierno, a la vez testigos de honor y garantes técnicos.
Published by Nexos at November 11, 2020 7:55 am.Nexos →
On November 11th, at least COVID can’t keep us from our memories. Growing up in North Vancouver during the 50s and 60s, we children were taught to respect and honour heroes. Of all the admirable ones around us, none was more courageous than the WWI and WWII veterans. My dad, John, and his brother, Lewis,Continue reading "Remembrance Day"
Published by Changes in Our Lives at November 10, 2020 11:24 pm.Changes in Our Lives → Español →
11/10/20 (written by kheinle) — The López Obrador administration’s efforts to root out corruption continue, this time with two officials at the federal and state level facing charges. Corruption at the Federal Level Luis Videgaray, the former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Credito Público, SHCP) during the Peña Nieto administration ...
Published by Justice in Mexico at November 10, 2020 8:29 pm.Justice in Mexico → Español →
The stencil, seen on Sunday’s walk along Av. José María Morelos, may be of women from San Miguel del Valle, but the words speak to women everywhere. We are the struggles won by our ancestors.
Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 10, 2020 12:38 pm.View From Casita Colibrí → Español →
11/10/20 (written by vrice) – Feminist activists mobilized last week, blocking the entrance to the Mexico City headquarters of the National Regeneration Movement (Movimiento Regeneración Nacional, MORENA/Morena), the political party of current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). The women gathered to prevent candidate Porfirio Muñoz Ledo from declaring himself the winner of contested elections ...
Published by Justice in Mexico at November 10, 2020 12:00 pm.Justice in Mexico → Español →
My smartphone is not very smart. Of course, it is only as smart as the information I tell it. And that makes it not very smart, at all. I woke up this morning to the usual chimes my telephone emits when it has something it thinks is very important. With the insistence of a four-year old child. "Daddy. Daddy. Listen to me." When I looked at the screen, my first reaction was momentary mild concern. "Your Emirates flight from Madrid to Dubai is now boarding." I say "momentary" because it did not take me long to put my life back into context. In a parallel world, I would have spent the past three weeks in Madrid upping my game on Spanish art at the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. My head would have been filled with the works of the masters whose works my artist friend Ed Gilliam visited in his youth. Right now, my body would be nestling into a seat on a flight that would have been on my bucket list -- if I had had any such thing
Published by mexpatriate at November 10, 2020 10:02 am.mexpatriate → Español →
Escribo con la certeza de lo que aquí planteo no tiene ninguna posibilidad de que se escuche por los políticos del México de hoy. Menos por los que están en el poder.
Published by Nexos at November 10, 2020 9:31 am.Nexos →
Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Twelve Andrew Stevens, November 1911 Honey from Solms Apiary. The finest in the country, Andy. This nectar comes not from some common native American bee. The Colonel has been waxing eloquent over a jar of honey for the past five minutes. Andy knits his eyebrows together and Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Thirteen
Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 10, 2020 8:24 am.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
La verdad es que la apuesta por la estigmatización no es un error: es una estrategia. El presidente ha dejado claro que la transformación que tiene planeada para el país descansa en su reconstrucción moral y ha dedicado incontables horas a difundir su código de ética personal.
Published by Nexos at November 10, 2020 8:10 am.Nexos →
Ive decided to make herbs a priority over the next few months. Im in the middle of several additional research projects relating to herb use in Mexico. Then, Im in the process of building my familys immunity with delicious herbal Continue reading
Published by Surviving Mexico at November 10, 2020 4:50 am.Surviving Mexico → Español →
We are now in week two of the governor-ordered Jalisco lockdown. "Lockdown" is a bit too dramatic of a term. Of course, hyperbolic social intercourse has become the coin of the conversation realm these days. So, "lockdown" it is. I promised to keep you updated on how people are complying with an order that had all the complexity of the Babylonian Talmud (partial shutdown). But, being the lawyer I am, I realized the question I posed is not the correct one. We should not be concerned with whether people are complying with each detail of the restrictions on our activities, but whether the purposes of the order are being met. For all of its hokey-pokey details of when people can go to the _tienda de abarrotes_ and when they cannot, the governor's stated purpose for the rules was to minimize our contact with one another while simultaneously recognizing that people have economic lives as well as health lives. In that sense, the order appears to be working. At least, on it
Published by mexpatriate at November 09, 2020 11:23 am.mexpatriate → Español →
Después de tantos años de una línea editorial tan consistente no parece que sea sólo una debilidad de los editores, o en todo caso es una debilidad también de su público —de otro modo no se entendería la insistencia en justificar lo injustificable, en causas tan remotas.
Published by Nexos at November 09, 2020 9:45 am.Nexos →
Presentamos a continuación una muestra de la narrativa joven de México. Este cuento del editor y narrador Eduardo Cerdán (Xalapa, 1995) pertenece al libro Pasos en la casa vacía.
Published by Nexos at November 09, 2020 7:54 am.Nexos →
“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.mexpatriate → Español →
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.Two Expats Mexico → Español →
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.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →