Saturday, April 26, 2008

The kids are over

It's the weekend and the kids come over for some space. 15 people living in their little house lately and watching what you want on TV or using the bathroom can be an issue. They also come over for warm showers in the winter, bathroom because theirs is busy .... and to do computer homework (well mostly homework). Tomorrow, Sunday, is beach day.

Kids, Melaque, Costalegre, shoes

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ron with 6 fingers - but wants to come back

He's just a Mexico kind of guy

This is a guy that married a Mexican, still has 2 places in San Miguel, teaches ESL in Seattle and has had schools in Mexico teaching English and Spanish. Could this guy be your teacher. Melaque on the Costalegre is his favorite.

What does that T-Shirt say
Costalegre, Melaque, Mexico

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Coatepec, Veracruz - Pueblo Mágico 2007

I know these tourist produced videos only show the best - but that's what I do with most of my fotos. This one is especially nice and the East Coast is calling. Just that there's so much I haven't seen in Central Mexico.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gods, Gachupines and Gringos

A People's History of Mexico

The first general history of Mexico to be published in English in nearly thirty years, Richard Grabman's Gods, Gachupines and Gringos is one of the only Mexican histories ever written with the general reader in mind.

Gods, Gachupines and Gringos is written in a radically non-academic style, putting flesh and bones on the dusty figures of the past and shedding light on the common humanity of the Mexican people throughout history, often with suprising wit and humor.

Approximately 500 pages, 6 x 9 paperbound SUMMER 2008

"Sixty Minutes" producer Frank Koughan has called Richard Grabman "The best foreign writer in Mexico". Grabman's website, The Mex Files, reviews Mexican culture and politics, often from a historical perspective. Grabman, who presently divides his time between Mexico City and Mazatlán lived in Mexico City between 2001 and 2005, when he moved to Alpine Texas to work on Gods, Gachupines and Gringos and to look at the border situation. In Alpine, he also worked for several local newspapers. Presently, he divides his time between Mazatlán and Mexico City. Richard Grabman can be emailed at

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

Sparks Mexico Web
Manzanillo Information
House building in Pinal Villa

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