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Now that I am back in school every morning (more on that later) I find that my schedule is getting really tight. My blogging has become less frequent. My message board activities are sporadic. I have been sorely neglecting my fellow blogger pals for the Read More...
Ever on the lookout for something yummy, last week, I stumbled upon some lovely homemade breads at my favorite produce market, Dac. For the past two weeks, a small table has been set up out front offering samples of these tasty baked goods to the customers Read More...
Where has the time gone? Seven years ago today you and I battled it out for 36 hours in St. Peter's Hospital. You've been a fighter ever since. In case I forget to tell you often enough, you are the best thing that ever happened to me and I treasure Read More...
Look at this great old photograph I found. This is the beach road south of what is now, the town of Mahahual! Pretty cool, yes? Actually, this is a photo I took back in 2006. It has been altered with an online tool called a Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator Read More...
I always say I am going to make a point of breaking out of my routine but, somehow, I usually end up at the same old places. Then, I get bored with "the same old places" and I don't go out at all! Thursday night, I broke from my usual routine Read More...
We are delivering another penthouse this week at our own Marina Turquesa Condominiums in Puerto Aventuras and Stuart managed to get some nice updated photos of the property and this recently completed unit. The work is very nearly complete. We are still Read More...
The second installment in the short series of articles I am writing for the popular regional website www.PlayaMayaNews.com has just been posted. "I Thought YOU Were Driving!" - How a nice suburban family ended up in Playa del Carmen , Mexico Read More...
The high season for vacation rentals is nearly upon us and several developers are putting the finishing touches on their projects while some seem to be a bit behind. This entry should be of as much interest to those of you who have booked one of these Read More...
Every November, closely following Dia de los Muertos, the students of El Papalote School participate in a traditional celebration of San Martin. This festival, also known as Martinmas, recognizes Martin, originally a soldier in Roman army in the 4th century. Read More...
Most people, knowing my disinterest in Halloween, are confused to learn that I really enjoy the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. As a matter of fact, this is my favorite holiday in my new home country and I look forward to it every year! Commonly known Read More...
I'm not big on Halloween. There. I've said it. I wish I was like all my pals in Playa who plan and prepare their costumes 364 days a year in anticipation of October 31st. I love looking at all the pictures from the parties and marvel at the creativity Read More...
Pinche Gringo's Sports Bar provided the perfect venue for the Fall fundraiser for Ak Lu'um International School . Given the time of year and the incliment weather, we had no way of anticipating what a huge turn-out we would have for this event! Read More...
Our great friend, Deb, managed to make a last minute trip from Oregon to Playa del Carmen just in time for the "alien invasion that wasn't" and her Birthday! What better way to celebrate another fabulous year than with a night of music and Read More...
Come one! Come all!! Jimmy Brown has kindly offered to allow us, the members of the Ak Lu’um Community, to hold a fundraiser at “The Pinche Gringo Sports Bar” on Friday October 24, 2008. I am hoping that you will all come on down for Read More...
After thinking long and hard about poverty, the subject of Blog Action Day 2008 , I find myself with more questions than answers. First and foremost is "What IS poverty?" and secondly "Who makes that determination?” Can we categorize Read More...