Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Quickest Trip of My Life

We planned a quick weekend escape to San Miguel de Allende to celebrate our 10th anniversary.  After the Isla Holbox debacle (see prior post), San Miguel would seem to be the perfect opposite – mountains, Spanish colonial architecture, great art, … Continue reading

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For Comparison’s Sake

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My Mexican Vacation History

In 1974 or so, my parents and I drove to Morelia, the capital of Michoacán.  I remember relatively little about the trip, but the things I do recall suggest that I have bad vacation karma when it comes to Mexico. … Continue reading

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Adios, Mexico

As you may have heard by now, our 10th anniversary trip to San Miguel de Allende ended prematurely at the Houston Intergalactic Airport.  A full review of our trip will follow, but this tribute to Doug Sahm by David Beebe … Continue reading

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Book Note: Murder in Mesopotamia

Knocked out another Agatha Christie last night,  Murder in Mesopotamia, and picked up two more.  M in M features Hercule Poirot, who happens to be journeying through Iraq on his way toward a journey on the Orient Express when a … Continue reading

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Joe Lieberman Has Health Insurance – Do You?

Just when Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, says he’ll include some version of a public option in the healthcare bill, Joe Lieberman goes all Republican on our country’s collective ass. Lieberman said:  “I’ve told Sen. Reid that if the bill … Continue reading

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First Harvest of Meyer Lemons: Hot Toddy & Shaker Lemon Pie

While our Republic of Texas orange tree continues to grow at the epic pace of a quarter inch a year, and our Mexican lime throws off a meager harvest of tiny fruit that redeem themselves by fitting snugly in the … Continue reading

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