Category Archives: Mexico

Who Made this Grave

A few days before the actual Day of the Dead, I picked up my son from his Montessori school and we strolled together down Morelia’s Calzada, a ficus-lined cobblestone pedestrian avenue that stretches from the colonial city’s pink stone aqueduct … Continue reading

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Mexico’s March for Peace with Justice and Dignity

                   In March, the son of Mexico’s prize-winning poet, Javier Sicilia, was found murdered. The poet’s response was two-fold: one final poem and two feet on the ground. Sicilia has led several marches … Continue reading

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Adiós to Mexico

My keyboard looks like a pirate’s maw, gaping holes that were once keys, stains on others, and my hard drive is jammed full of photographs: pyramids, pink stone, parades, fireworks behind cathedral spires, and hundreds of hotel rooms I could … Continue reading

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Hasta la madre: Grassroots Resistance in Mexico

I am trying to write this from my temporary home in Morelia, Michoacán, one of the places red alerted for travelers, to sum up Mexico’s War on Drugs so I can write about some of the things (extra)ordinary people are … Continue reading

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Dia del Niño

“When we see a pretty flower, we stop to look at it and smell it, right?” My son keeps his face hidden. He gets shy when strangers gush at him. “And seeing that flower makes us happy, right?” He nods … Continue reading

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Good Friday: A Child Meets Jesus in Mexico

  “Who is that man?” my son asks as soon as we arrive. The man playing Jesus is wearing a white tunic. There is fake blood on his face. I take a deep breath and leap. “Do you remember at … Continue reading

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Travel With Your Children

Yes, it’s difficult; but what isn’t? Yes, it’s not what it used to be; but what else is new since you became a parent? Yes, you have to pack half your house; but do it anyway. Travel with your children. … Continue reading

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