corn dolly

corn dolly
original art work circa 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Frustration with Immigration as l head South

What a summer this has been, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado and of course my beloved location in Northern California, the Monterey Peninsula.

In this moment l am giving thought to all my past and present amigos who continue with their wonderful lives on the Monterey Peninsula.  l especially want to note several deaths that have occurred since l last wrote on this blog.  One was my special, sun, music, fun partner in all sort of travel, dance, music and just love of life...........Julia............l miss her terribly and my heart/soul fills with grief over such a brief lifetime for her............the other Rosemary.............who welcomed me to the youth of my old age when l turned sixty.  Rosemary is one of the reasons l advocated for all issues feminine, peace, politics, environment, and at one time in my life as another amiga so wisely said to me recently  "work and politics kept me alive"........and so today when l seem to be a slug and only want to read books like  "50 Shades of Gray"...... l feel l have earned my "place in the world to do only what totally pleases me"  and recently or over this summer, that is exactly what l have been doing as much as possible.

This brings me to the subject of immigration..............which has been such a pain in my backside.........paper after paper, however, none of what is asked for until you are sitting across the less than helpful office person is written, just their word and then l stop to think what the hell...........l have lived off/on in Mexico for the last twelve years, colorful, drama, why would l think that anyone who has to go through immigration gets any sort of allowance, follow the rules, no exceptions, for any l am feeling much like a chastised child caught in the cookie jar...........oh but this is really an adult world............where those with whatever little power they have at times can and are a bit brutal...........enough

l leave for the November  with or without my   residente  temperal papers or go just like all the other tourists on a six month visa .

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Oaxaca, California, New York, Italy, Spain

June 17th, Coronado,

A year has passed since l visited Oaxaca, California, New York, Italy and Spain.  Somewhere in the clouds, all that l wrote about a year ago has been lost and so now trying to recreate the experience from memory is the challenge l  am feeling l might be able to here goes..

Oaxaca, of all the years l have traveled in Mexico still continues to be one of my favorite places to visit.  l could write using all the touristy glitz that is written about Oaxaca but in the case of Oaxaca, much of it is true.  Utley and l left Vallarta and drove the coast route all the way to Puerto Escondido before crossing the mountains to drop into the valley of Oaxaca.  Oaxaca City is a great place to stay and has so many interesting sites.  We were fortunate in having several months to explore the city and at the same time visit the many different areas around the valley.  Oaxaca hands down has the most variety of handmade, hand painted, craft, artistic, talented, persons that l experience through out Mexico. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Whew, am l really back on my own blog??

l have no idea even where to begin, the winter season in San Pancho flew by so fast.  lt was a winter season filled with friends, friends, new and old, party, eating until l went on a and creative, artistic, talented amigos through out the pueblo to keep me jumping from one event to the next.  Needless to say l would not want to miss out on a darn thing going on from the wonderful morning walks with Glenda and Canela, to the parties at night with Lorman, Michel, Utley, Joel, Gloria, Roberto,  Sandra, Beto  and anyone else who can keep up with the pace we seem to have living on the coast of Mexico.

Life is just so different and enjoyable for so many reasons, as l sit here in Coronado thinking about my wonderful time in Mexico,  l realize this morning l was overwhelmed with emotion crossing the Coronado Bridge into San Diego.........the scenery was spectacular, last night the full moon..........will be here in Southern California for about another ten or so days before l travel to Bend Oregon.........