Mayapan

Joy and I ventured off to Mayapan, a Mayan ruins site southeast of Merida, hoping to find artwork. We had been told this place was full of it. Thirty minute hike across town, through markets and many people, toward a bus that we read would take us there, we realized our adventure was in the […]

Quiet Holiday

After a very quiet morning in Merida, walking the empty streets looking at the various patinas of paint on the walls, we now hear a few cars and a few more rockets. Apparently the major event of the holiday season is on Christmas eve. We heard plenty of fireworks, which increased near midnight and continued […]

Mayan Mysteries

After spending three days on the northwest side of the historical center, zocalo, I found the English Library and from a folder with local rentals found Yucatan Vista Inn, run by Alan, the Canadian.He is very interesting to spend time with and runs a great place here.¬†Decided to spend a little more to be here. […]

What’s Home?

I’ve been looking for a home for awhile now. Nothing I find seems to fit the vague picture in my head. Attempts to flesh out the details falter somehow and the picture remains vague. Last night I watched the movie “Garden State”, which was supposed to be a great movie. To me it was average […]

Kukulkan

The Vision Serpent, link between the spiritual and physical, named by the Mayans, ‘Kukulkan’ is my first link into true insight of Mayan culture. This batik by local Mayan artist Abraham Cuamal Alli portrays the serpent . There is a theory I am reading about that states Mayan geometry was found in patterns on back […]

Cold and Wet

Houston actually got some snow this year. And early in December, at that! It didn’t stick all morning, and then it piled up a little bit. I hear that El Campo (an hour south) got three inches. It was a good day to stay inside. Steve and I worked on gluing some chairs that Amy […]

The Love Puppet Theater

It’s now time to enter the door of winter. Fall has always brought about inner turmoil for me. This one is no exception. I really have nothing to complain about, just generally lost as to ‘whats next’. And making a plan for me is like¬†physically pushing a car with a dead battery……up a hill. Each […]

Wild Goose Chase – Who Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring

For those of you who give any credence to astrology I am quoting from Rob Brezsny’s www.freewillastrology.com on Leo’s Sept. 24th reading about wild goose chasing, ” the meandering pursuit of a tricky quarry that after many convoluted twists and turns results in success and generates a lot of educational fun along the way “. […]

A Good Day

Today, for me, was a good day, I guess. Long night, well rested, not up too early. I start each day with, at least, a cold pan of well water over my head. Wakes me up quickly. Pineapple and bananas for breakfast with coffee and homemade tarts: I wouldn’t say ‘sweet’ but after being dipped […]

Determined to Experience

Woke up this morning, which may sound easy but getting to sleep was quite a challenge! Independence parade, seemed like it went on forever. This in town stay might have as well located my bed on the main corner of it all. Loads of lightning offshore but not much of even a breeze here near […]