Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

On mental illness for Scott Hutchinson’s 40th birthday

“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking,Continue reading “On mental illness for Scott Hutchinson’s 40th birthday”

Weather in PV, a short poem

November-May: Perfect! June: It’s starting to get hot and humid now. A little rain but it’s nice! July-August: Good lord, this is a lot of rain but at least it cools things down a bit! September: How is it still this hot and humid? October: HOW IS OCTOBER THIS HOT!

Our first hurricane

One of the nice things about living in Las Vegas is that you’re largely immune from natural disasters. There is the risk of earthquakes, but nowhere near the same risk that exists in neighboring California. No major, destructive earthquake has hit Las Vegas since being settled by Europeans in the mid 1850s. Of course, nowhereContinue reading “Our first hurricane”

Semana Santa

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I may have vanished off the face of the earth, especially after I realized my last post detailed occasional struggles with transitioning to life in Mexico. I’m not paying a great deal to have this here site hosted, but it’s certainly not the best use of my money toContinue reading “Semana Santa”

¡Bienvenidos a Mexico!

Well, that was an eventful day and a half. Wait, I was talking about our move to Puerto Vallarta; what were you thinking of? Unfortunately, the seditionist and insurrectionist acts of pro-Trump right-wing terrorists is not a laughing matter of course, but if you can’t laugh you gotta cry and I intend to do neither,Continue reading “¡Bienvenidos a Mexico!”

Feliz Navidad!

In the regular phone calls with my mother during this pandemic I remind her that the cliche “no news is good news” has never been more true. With that in mind, this update is largely in the same vein. We’ve been staying at Tanya’s mother’s house since Dec. 13 and have literally not left theContinue reading “Feliz Navidad!”


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