New Website Launch

New Website Launch

Join me in celebrating a new milestone – I am officially announcing the launch of my new website! I’ve been wanting to give this site a facelift for a long time. With my new writing career, I decided it was time to pull the trigger. Many thanks to Amy...
Mexico on My Mind – part 6: The Beach of the Dead

Mexico on My Mind – part 6: The Beach of the Dead

If one goes to the farthest south end of the Sayulita beach where the sand turns to jagged rock, a secret road can be found that leads behind the rocks to Playa de los Muertos, a hidden beach invisible from the rest of the world. On the way, to the side of the road,...
Once Upon a Time in Puerto Vallarta

Once Upon a Time in Puerto Vallarta

American corporations such as Hilton Hotels are careful to export a complete American experience and install it fully on foreign soil. No matter the country, soft-skinned American wimps like us can escape to our creature comforts like clean water, air conditioning,...
My employment regression

My employment regression

Here is a little interruption from my Mexico trip diary to talk about what I did today. In case you saw my Facebook post and wondered what’s going on, I am working for an company that provides staff for events: conferences, weddings, parties, etc. I make $15/hr...
That Sinking Feeling, We Are Being Kidnapped

That Sinking Feeling, We Are Being Kidnapped

Outside the Puerto Vallarta airport was a sea of taxis. Tired and sweating drivers stood around with rumpled collars. Again, a field of eyes turned on us. Getting a taxi at the PV airport is a racket. A young lady approached us with a kind of ticketing booklet and...