Tag Archives: Morelia

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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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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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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Morelia Under Siege, Again

My husband took our son to preschool today, late, with an ugly cough that the Motrin wasn’t quite masking yet, and without so much as a token gesture towards being in uniform since I’m losing the laundry war to potty … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire: A Sad Day in Morelia

Last night, Morelia was under siege. Michoacán’s cartel, La Familia, in retribution for the arrest of two of its members yesterday in a Pátzcuaro restaurant, set fires on all the roads into the capital city. One gas station burned; trucks … Continue reading

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