Monthly Archives: March 2011

Welcoming Springtime in Mexico

Morelia, Mexico, welcomes springtime with this desfile de niños…

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Studying “Death Trains” in Mexico: An Homage to Bravery

On our second morning in Mexico City, my son’s Matchbox convertible somehow landed in sludge. Ellen, as I’ll call her here, who is my husband’s colleague (and my closest fellow gringa mother, or comadre, here in Mexico), took off her … Continue reading

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Is Travel to Mexico Safe?

Morelia, Mexico   Two articles have come to my attention this week, one an op-ed in the Washington Post by Edith R. Wilson, a former advisor to the World Bank, and a post by CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, the … Continue reading

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My “Under the Mexican Sun”?: On Imagination and Travel

Is it lack of imagination that makes us come to imagined places, not just stay at home? “Questions of Travel” by Elizabeth Bishop Driving across Guatemala in my old Salvadoran Volvo, Steve and I planned a school we would open … Continue reading

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Comparative Parenting, or, Freezing My Babies in Mexico

“Señora, his feet!” The woman rushing at me over the cobblestones, well-dressed in a beige pantsuit, all but gasped in horror. I stopped pushing my son’s flimsy stroller, but before I could defuse the situation, she had my toddler’s bare … Continue reading

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