Monthly Archives: July 2010

You Know You’re Acclimating to Merida When….

by Beryl Gorbman The chorus of birds you hear in the morning becomes more interesting as you begin to identify the distinct birdcalls. When walking outdoors, you automatically cross to the shady side of the street. You are no longer … Continue reading

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Three photogenic events, July 25-26

Another Car Crash on Our Corner Today I was sitting at my computer all the way in back of the house, when I heard the unfortunately familiar sound – the screech of brakes, and then the impact. This happens regularly … Continue reading

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Sky Satellite TV Service Collections

We used to subscribe to Sky for satellite TV services. A couple of years ago, we switched to Cablemas. We paid off our Sky bill, but they started hounding us on the phone for payment. We referred them to the … Continue reading

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Saints and Sinners

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Exploring the Underbelly I love that word, underbelly. It sounds like a vast, hidden anatomical expanse of a tremendous person or animal.  A place that is seldom seen. Secret and shameful. And figuratively speaking, that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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And More Seattle

Richard cooked dinner. There were four for dinner. This is Curry and Richard. Tim the sculptor We walked around the corner to the home of their friend, artist Tim D. Here’s what that looked like. All of Tim’s statues are … Continue reading

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Co-Housing

Beryl Gorbman www.gorbman.com An Idea For Our Time I’m in Seattle right now, and staying in my friend Susan’s townhouse in Jackson Street Co-Housing. She went back east to visit family and I’m living with her dog Wolf, and her … Continue reading

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Global Warming

  July 4th, 2010 By Richard Pauli  On this holiday we offer patriotic rhetoric to honor the American Revolution – indeed one of the most significant, enduring and purposeful changes to human civilization.   Part of our ceremony is to remember and … Continue reading

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