Category Archives: Mexico

Jacinto Corral Miranda, QEPD

Jacinto is gone. He was here one day and then he was not. This is my tribute to a man I scarcely knew. I hope I can explain what it means to me that he is gone without sounding patronizing … Continue reading

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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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