Category Archives: Mexico

Birding the Apocalypse In and Around Villa Juárez, Sonora

Day One, March 5, 2019 We left Alamos at 9 a.m. on our adventure to the Sea of Cortez estuaries, isolated igneous hills, towns, villages, and the raped coastal plain of Sonora. We stopped in Navojoa to shop for a … Continue reading

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Fotos ocasionales de México

A public health announcement on the wall of a clinic in the village of Copala, Sinaloa, February 26,2019. The messages: “Social network – Prevent maternal death.” “The uterus gives life and is fragile like a rose. Get your PAP smear!” … Continue reading

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Cabañuelas

“The sky throughout history has been variously filled by the promptings of the imagination, whether with gods and prophecies and the rhythms of the zodiac, or with the first faint stirring of scientific thought.” —Richard Hamblyn, The Invention of Clouds … Continue reading

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Tláloc at work, Tláloc in repose

If I were inclined to believe in a deity, it would be Tláloc, the Aztec god in charge of making it rain. To call him the Rain God, however, is to oversimplify the manifestations and metaphors of his godly responsibilities … Continue reading

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Diablo

Diablo has died. The last day I saw him he was a skeleton in a black shroud. Dressed for his impending death. He was as usual shadowing Rosario. While Rosario stopped for a moment at our door to talk with … Continue reading

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Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

In the town where we live in Sonora, many women still hang out their laundry to dry. They drape the washing over barbed-wire fences or hang it from clotheslines on rooftops. Every day is a changing cavalcade of britches, blouses, … Continue reading

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Leverage

Over the last two weeks—December 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018—during our random walks in the arroyos and ranchlands around Alamos, we have encountered two gate-closers we have never seen in our almost twenty years of rambling in southernmost Sonora. … Continue reading

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