Uxmal Revisited

We had a good day back out at Uxmal, a ruin full of stone carvings. Many things I had missed before made it well worth the trouble plus Joy had not been there. Many structures there, seemed to be living spaces. Some rooms I would stick my camera in (dark) and shoot. I could hear […]

Mayan 2012

Text by: Anabell Castañeda Article found at Yucatan Today Magazine, ‘Editorial’ Dec. 15/Jan 14 2010 – www.yucatantoday.com – a wonderful resource for information on Merida and the Yucatan of Mexico. Today’s Mayas look ahead to December 2012 as a critical point in the history of humanity; and they see time as a variable which has […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Merida, Miller and Mayan Muse

So often we grab at but do not acknowledge serendipity. I am in the midst of one such occurrence, holed up in Merida in the Yucatan and mid way into “Henry Miller on Writing”. Serendipity is in action. Quoting Henry from time to time will only accentuate my experience so know that a real writer’s […]

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 […]

Do You Think- Will It Rain Soon?

At sundown clouds are building into dark grey crowns on green mountains and everyone is hoping for rain. Like South Texas, this year has been a dry one. Last night, as I went on a nightly quick walk in darkness, I could see flashing over the mountains but not close enough to hear thunder, thus, […]

From Breaking Waves to Rolling Wind

After leaving behind Las Olas Grandes, a long bus ride yesterday back to Ocotal, arriving late but finding Mi Hotelito still open, thank goodness I was able to get a good night’s sleep. Morning was spent walking the streets of town in search of a few items I will need in the Campo, soap, hydrogen […]

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 […]

Efforts Towards Real Experiences

Decided to alter my eat, sleep, dream, exist towards some real new experiences. Chris would be disappointed in me if I did not take advantage of the local offerings. So, I embarked on a fishing trip this afternoon. Mostly Norwegians, a fellow Texan and various others. Dario was our captain. His mates and us adventures […]

Strange Thing Happen on the Way……

Strange thing happen today on the way to the forum…I ran into August Moody! Way the heck down in Nicaragua! He said a few things that might be of note: “I am a great writer. True. Since birth I have had chronic writers block. I have been searching for a cure. Some illnesses, hopefully such […]

Hanging Out

I’m hanging out in San Juan del Sur, south Nicaragua, Pacific side. Good size town, plenty of anything one needs or might want. Good food, great coffee, enough going on late to get your fill of fun (or find trouble!). I just skim the surface. These waters run deep and much goes on that I […]