Category Archives: Writing Projects

Moon Publications likes the Yenta’s 2012 book

Mundo Maya Blog Joshua Berman ABOUT THIS BLOG Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it. I … Continue reading

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Writing mysteries

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Living in Yucatan makes it easy for me to put myself into unusual situations and spin stories about them. It is an area rich with possibilities. A few years ago, I wrote a mystery called Madrugada, which … Continue reading

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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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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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Walking Around Seattle

June 2010 Every few months I come to Seattle for a few weeks. It is such a contrast to Merida that for the first week or so I feel like a foreigner. Here are a few sights I saw that … Continue reading

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BP

They’re calling it an oil leak. It is not an oil leak. It is a gushing torrent of raw oil pushing out from the ocean floor, under huge pressure, unabated. There is a clear villain in this. It is BP … Continue reading

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Merida, mosquitoes, security and extreme heat

I hate mosquitos. Although I generally avoid killing any living thing, including ants, I love killing mosquitos. Squishing them. Spraying them until they stagger and collapse in agony. Using machines that lure and then fry them. It’s a matter of … Continue reading

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