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Old 11-25-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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Harry's Mexican Hideout (Merida)

Been down here since March, as shoveling of snow triggered a mini-stroke and I did not want to be a cliche.

The newspaper called the Yucatan Capital Merida a "Gigantesimo Sauna" in the summer. The weren't far off, there were no agents in there and the Blues Brothers failed to appear, bit it was a sauna and i lost 50 pounds with all the walking I do and with lifestyle changes. Again with the cliche avoidance, not wanting to be the typical drunk American in a flowered shirt.

I found a teaching job and play some low-stakes Pokerstars and Life is GRAND.

I also got tired of all the hype up there in Estados Unidas.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Harry's Mexican Hideout (Merida)

People say, "Harry, you aren't afraid of anything. You are a big tough rugby player who bites, forchrissakes! What are you hiding from?"

I just got tired of being a brute right around the time my knee got destroed for the third time.

There was a health issue in the USA where I still drank and ate like a man who worked out and played rugby on the weekend and was invincible. I needed to hide out from the bad patterns that caused me to have this health issue. Lost 50 lbs so far. Drinking is curbed, the sun is a delight.

I walk to work and hear parrots cackling overhead. I now know the call of the Macaw. A Macaw seems to be saying "wow, wow, wow" when he flies above you.

On my way to work I see angular and Egyptian looking Aztec street cats and talk to the turkeys in the Mayan compound by my school. On the way home I visit the puppies.

I will take that over Philly bums and violence and dirty grey snow anytime. The language barrier is a delight. I may still be SURROUNDED BY IGNORANCE, but I am ignorant of their ignorance, the language barrier is a beautiful buffer. Luckily drunks are universal, and easily avoided, and somehow I found myself in a little envelope of safety, far from Cartel violence at this writing.

The missing 43 mexican students who were handed by police over to the narcos for execution is a bit bothersome....

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Old 11-26-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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Re: Harry's Mexican Hideout (Merida)

I'm liking this, interesting.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Drinking Temporarily un-curbed by this Mexican and family free Thanksgiving. I invented a drink I call the "Maya Colada." Cane liquor plus Orchata which is a coco-nutty sweet beverage.

As those cobwebs are clearing and that holiday tradition is taken care of, I realize that in Mexico it's just another Thursday and that I actually have to give a final to give to two delightful teens, who are making pancakes for me. What a country! Both are full of life and working their asses of. I wind up apologizing to them all the time about the world they are inheriting from us.

"Lo Siento Ninas" means sorry girls. Sorry about the oceans and the 43missing students and Fukashima and greed and despoiling. But what started out as me bitching and the fleeing a system has turned into trying to explain how power works to these children who do not have the same frame of reference. So I have to break down all the little conversational shortcuts that you take when living in the middle of the Empire of the Drone. All of that inflams. The terms which end polite conversations in The USA and put you squarely in a box , for easier thinking. Pre-packaged arguments, lke the drivel you read on the web. The speeches of puppets for hire. Puppets who are not even self aware of the hand inside them that moves their mouth. Thinking that the propaganda is insight. Proudly serving the oligarchs.

In my advanced English class for example, I had them imagine what they would do if white people showed up with thunderstick technology and asked for some help rounding up some merrchandise. The other option was to BE merchandise. Fortunes we made and your wife and kids did not wind up in chains.... What is your decision?

The decisions of our ancestors have made the world what it is today. Your decisions will shape the future. Sorry about the condition of the planet. I recycle and try not to eat the many delicious varieties of pig that they serve down here. I DID eat some intestines, txice. The Spanish word fer "peas" is similar to the word for "guts".
I was kinda curious about how come the peas were grey. That's part of the fun!

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