Monthly Archives: December 2009

Restaurant Review: Ca’ D’Oro

This excellent restaurant takes its name from a 15th century palace on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The owner of the restaurant is from Venice and he’s brought some classy skills to our local restaurant scene. This is the … Continue reading

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Teabo, Mani, Padre Luis

I can’t seem to stay out of this area. A couple of days ago, Mary E. and I picked up Guillermina and her grand-daughter in San Antonio Tehuitz and proceeded to her parents’ place in Teabo (see earlier article). They … Continue reading

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Okay, now what?

Now to figure out how to market this book. I’m going to send the Amazon link to several 2012 websites who have agreed to list it. Beyond that, I’m wondering what’s involved with Barnes&Noble, Google, etc. Today I was looking … Continue reading

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Cold Snap in Merida

This morning the temperature was 68 degrees F. I had on several layers and big socks. The sun has just set and it’s freezing once again. I am wearing a cotton sweater over my shirt and so is Jim. Now … Continue reading

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Publishing on Amazon

My book is online on Amazon. I have a few problems I need to address to them. When you type my name into the search box, it says Do You Mean xxxx? which isn’t what I mean, and my name … Continue reading

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I pressed the Publish button!

I feel ill. I did it. I sent it off to Amazon Kindle books. I’m sure it’s full of mistakes and places that bear improvement, but it’s gone. I got an acknowledgement saying the Kindle Operations Team was reviewing my … Continue reading

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From The Wanderer – Deanne Rios

Periodically I post mail I get from my friend Deanne who retired a couple of years ago and wanders around the US and Canada in her car. She visits people, museums, campgrounds, and whatever she takes a fancy to. Hello … Continue reading

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Andy and the Leaf

By Beryl Gorbman Inspired by Ileana Acevedo Andy was sitting under a tree in his yard. He was sad because last week his grandmother Nina had died. He had heard her make some strange noises and then she didn’t breathe … Continue reading

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Merida Garbage

We live in centro, where the city collects trash daily. We put it out on the sidewalk in tied bags, and by mornings it’s gone. Sometimes the truck comes in the evening, but more often in the madrugada, the wee … Continue reading

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New Crime Report

It seems that those idyllic villages outside Merida are no longer as peaceful and safe as they were. Drugs and drug gangs are in control now and people are afraid to come out of their houses. In a village about … Continue reading

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