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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 Hufford,...

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...

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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,...

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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 and...

Jeffrey at racetrack

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...

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Mexico on My Mind, Part 2 – The Narrow Escape

“Sir! Welcome to Mexico! Come, may I ask you something? Do you like tequila? We are serving free tequila! Look, let me give you this. Try this one. This one is called reposado. Good? Do you like it? Some for you Madam? Or perhaps a margarita? Yes? Wonderful, can I...

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Mexico on My Mind

Our wheels touched down before noon at the airport in Puerto Vallarta, an overcooked tourist town on the sunset coast of Mexico, pinched between arid tropical mountains and a long sandy beach. I’d been up since four a.m., fifteen minutes before my alarm went off,...

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