Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Sandwichon – Pride of the Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman New Info Alert – see below A sandwichon is a huge, multi-layered sandwich that looks like a strange cake. Only that stuff all over it isn’t frosting – it’s colored mayonnaise or cream cheese, depending on the chef’s … Continue reading

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I Hate Donald Trump

Beryl Gorbman I am ashamed that Trump is an American. I hate that people in other countries see our worst side. Trump’s racism and self importance have affected the dignity of the office of the American president. And he says … Continue reading

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Some of BG’s favorite photos

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Ain’t It Awful?

Beryl Gorbman We longer-term expats sometimes sit around in weather like this (over 100 degrees fahrenheit for weeks), wondering exactly why it is we moved here and why other northamericans continue to do so. Why come to this place that … Continue reading

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Medieval Technology and the American Landscape

Article of Interest By Sean Goforth Friday, January 28 1:08 pm EST Reprinted with author’s permission Last Friday US Border Patrol observed Mexican smugglers using a catapult to hurl pot from across a small part of the Sonora Desert that … Continue reading

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Beyond the Periferico

by Beryl Gorbman If you drive less than twenty miles beyond the periferico, the highway that encircles Merida, there is a lot to see. If you turn down roads with signs to haciendas you haven’t heard of, or just towns … Continue reading

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Introducing Madrugada – the Yenta’s second book

by Beryl Gorbman Madrugada will be released soon, first on eBooks and then as a hardcover. This is the beginning of the book, a tale about theft of artifacts from a Maya dig called Yaxum. The main characters are the … Continue reading

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Is the Tampa ferry really coming?

by Beryl Gorbman, Yucatan Yenta Every few years we are tantalized by the prospect of a ferry line running between Progreso and Tampa. Imagine how convenient that would be. If you wanted to drive your car to the US, instead … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tree – the last one on our block

by Beryl Gorbman, Yucatan Yenta Two doors away from us on our block in Merida, there is an old crumbling building front with two doors in it. It is usually padlocked but periodically someone knocks off the chains, so passers-by … Continue reading

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Death and Spirituality

by Beryl Gorbman This is a conversation with Michael H., who is the chief chaplain of one of Seattle’s large hospital systems. We talked over a relaxed dinner at Jackson Street Co-Housing, the “intentional community” where my friend Susan lives. … Continue reading

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