Monthly Archives: October 2009

Restaurant Review: Namaste Grill, Merida

Although I don’t like to write negative things about family-owned places, I must suggest that if you want Indian food, you either learn to prepare it yourself or buy it from Aruna Gupta, Merida resident and excellent cook. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: La Playita, Celestun Yucatan

As most of you know, Celestun is still the best place to go for a boat tour to see large groupings of pink flamingos. After the two-hour cruise, you have to eat. About a kilometer up the road from the … Continue reading

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A Day In Court

The three victims took their seats at the window one by one, talking to the clerk who transcribed their words. At no time did any of them make eye contact with the defendant. They were scared to death, but brave … Continue reading

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My Friend Jane

My friend Jane is a call girl. If you can call a sixty-year-old woman a girl. She’s five feet ten inches tall and weighs around 240 pounds. She advertises in publications that list such things, that she is available, gives … Continue reading

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The 6th Worldwide Chile Convention

Bill and I talked our way into the display section of this trade show, without paying the $2500 pesos, promising not to go into the lecture hall. We saw paintings, exhibits, artifacts, etc. all related to different chile peppers. Exhibitors … Continue reading

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When You Were Born, God Didn’t Stamp “Fair” On Your Ass

Winter weather is dreary in Seattle – day after day of relentless, gray rain, falling listlessly on an already-drenched, soaking wet city, the endless dripping a backdrop for conversations, music, or meditation. This weather drives us natives to odd habits … Continue reading

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Puyallup Fair, WA

In mid-Setember, I went to the Western Washington State Fair with Judy R. We examined the hundreds of hand-made quilts and voted for our favorites, and I sat through a long slide show of entries to the photo competition. We … Continue reading

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