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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Traveling and Unplanned Events

Joy and I are in Missouri visiting some of her family members: Robbie, her brother and his wonderful family in Osceola. Now we are visiting Lisa, her sister, farther up north, another very loving and welcoming bunch! So much to be told of Robbie, Laura, Phillip and Gordon. They have bought land and begun from […]

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 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 […]