Monthly Archives: February 2010

Reading on a Kindle

It seemed to me that if I have an eBook on Amazon Kindle Books, I should check out the Kindle. So I borrowed one from a friend and downloaded my current book club selection, Barbara Kingsolver’s new book, The Lacuna. … Continue reading

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More publishing stuff

The only remaining problem I have is how to get the html-based link onto my site so people can click on it and buy my book, which pays me 15% of list price per referral. I get all the way … Continue reading

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Henequen in Yucatan

by Beryl Gorbman www.yucatanyenta.com Henequen represents slavery, rope, the conquest, heavy labor, and haciendas. It is, of course, the plant and fiber produced on most of the the huge haciendas of Yucatan. Henequen, a type of agave, is uniquely suited … Continue reading

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Koreans in Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatanyenta.com In the beginning of the 1900s, several hundred Korean laborers were shipped to Yucatan after having been told they were going to Hawaii. They were indentured servants on the henequen haciendas and were required to work there … Continue reading

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Trains and The Merida Railway Museum

Beryl Gorbman The Museo de las Ferrocarilles en Yucatan is located in Merida,on Calle 43 between 48 and 46, Colonia Industrial. No phone, not much of an office, no indoor exhibits except for inside the railway cars. Go on a … Continue reading

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Expat Thoughts

Beryl Gorbman I moved to Mexico at least partly because the Bush administration was so brutal to so many. They killed many of the things I loved about the USA. Like hope, pride, and the feeling of belonging to something … Continue reading

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Slow Food Market

Slow Food Yucatan has put together a group of organic food producers and they had their debut Friday market yesterday. It was quite crowded, and some vendors ran out of products. There was great stuff available for sale – chimichurri, … Continue reading

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Crime In Merida – with a twist

According to a defense attorney of our acquaintance, there are some bad extranjero boys ripping off local people in Merida. Apparently two men, one of whom says he’s from Italy, stop Yucatecos on the street, and in good Spanish, tell … Continue reading

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MacIntosh Users Group

This group meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in a house in Santa Ana. Email jamesbutler3@mac.com to inquire. On alternate Tuesdays, a certified Mac tech gives a class and answers questions. On the other Tuesdays, it’s informal, and participants help each … Continue reading

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