Monthly Archives: April 2010

Emilio Chan, Maya priest and curandero

Emilio Chan lives in the village of Huhi. He apprenticed with a x’men (shaman) there. He says that after years of training and study, the old priest pronounced Emilio ready and granted him the title and authority to carry on … Continue reading

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Earth Day Fair in Merida – Alternative fueled cars, composting, recycling

It was a lovely event. It was pleasantly crowded, spirits were good, there were lots of interested children, and a genuine variety of exhibits. This all took place at Casa Catherwood Norte, on Calles 17 and 20 in Garcia Gineres. … Continue reading

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Frontier Justice for Sex Workers

By Jane This article is in response to the discussion on this blog about public programs directed at preventing child sexual abuse in the sex trade. It is written by Jane, our favorite call girl, who finds well-intended programs such … Continue reading

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Kindle and other reading machines

The trouble with the Kindle, is that Amazon doesn’t sell Kindle (eBook) versions of recent books, or books I want to read. I guess they don’t go electronic with a product until enthusiasm has flagged, because they make more money … Continue reading

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Prevent Child Sex Tourism in Yucatan

On April 30 2010, Casa Catherwood is hosting an event featuring a speaker from ECPAT-USA, an organization formed to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. Below is part of an article from the Casa Catherwood website, but to read all … Continue reading

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Curries – from Indochine Restaurant, Tacoma WA. By Russel and Ly, Indochine

Tantalizing Curries! Who doesn’t love to learn!! Our learning capabilities are in fact a crowning joy of our humanity. In this section of Friends of Indochine we will delve a little deeper into a topic of great interest to all … Continue reading

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Indochine, Tacoma WA

Tacoma is an unlikely location for high-end Thai/Vietnamese/French cuisine, but that’s what Indochine is. It’s on Pacific Avenue, across from the museums, on a strip full of hip bars and restaurants. The place is beautiful. It’s another example of the … Continue reading

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My Friend Jane Is Retiring (Jane, Part 2)

Read my first article about Jane. See part 1.   Jane is a classy 61-year-old call girl, who has had enough. The business is getting tougher and more dangerous. And she is totally sick of men. I visited Jane in her gorgeous … Continue reading

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What Have I Been Doing Lately?

I just spent 6 weeks in the USA and have a lot to get off my chest. Bear with me. I went to Detroit to visit family, who live in a suburb called Farmington Hills. I can never find my … Continue reading

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Independently Owned Restaurants and Shops

When the name of a restaurant or store is preceded by the pronoun, “a,” I try not to patronize it. “Oh look! There’s a Chili’s!” “Let’s find a Safeway.” “There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts right up the street.” “Look! It’s an … Continue reading

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