Saturday, March 14, 2009


"Don't be cruel."

"Ashoka" Said

War is danger to all. All.
Man is best defended with love, kindness, non-violence, and persuasion.


My best guess is that the Soma of old contained cannabis, opiate, and ephedra.


I expect to start moving toward Michoacan tomorrow.

Noble, Wise, or Holy

Put yourself in the hands of no one who is not noble, wise, or holy.
Which adjectives to you figure describe the man pictured?

San Fernando Valley

Thanks to my friend Don for this view of the San Fernando Valley in the southern California of about 1900.
Just thinking of what to do with my life now.

What Now?

Following the auto form
Detroit to LA was interesting
but isn't now

I think that this is Wilshire in about 1920.


Here at the Hotelito in Tuito there are three French speaking ladies of ages about 12, 42, and 62 and a French speaking gentleman of about 70. At the moment I am the only guest.
I addition to to these human densins there is a lovely and modestly colored parakeet, a talented young parrot, an expressive coati that seems to be too human to be kept in its cage, a fairly young doggy dog of perhaps less than the best of families. There is also a mostly white calico cat that seems to think we should spend more time together.

Friday, March 13, 2009

On the Road

Entered Mexico at Nogales this time and said a little prayer at the church of the Immaculate Conception there.

I don't drive as well as I did. I've lost shirt and a pair of levies. Very hard to find hotels and motels that have the serene atmosphere I desire. Age. Still, I'm grateful that my humor remains good.

I've realized that I can't afford long term travel in a way that is truly comfortable for me.

From Nogales drove through Hermosillo to Guaymas. Of the two Guaymas was the more pleasant, but I went on to Empalme before I stopped and had some seafood. Took an expensive hotel room in Navajoa, but found its neighbors so noise that I left about 11 PM to sleep happily in my van.

It was not far form Navajoa that while I was traveling with 'Mando and my brother Gary long ago that Gary stepped very close to a coral snake with his bare foot and I a bit later fell from a train breaking hip and pelvic bones.

Ate jaiva and got an offer of a place to stay in Empalme.

A gentleman told me that the Mexican Government entered this downturn pretty flush. Seems the Fox administration was so tied up that it couldn't arrange to spend much so ended with a large surplus for Calderon administration.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hotelito Jardin del Tuito

Not my typical stay, but pleasant enough if a bit expensive.


A just government of the people, by the people, and for the people is a big deal.
A republican may believe that it is so big that it contains all the people.
A democrat may believe that it is best when all the people are welcome all the time.
A republican may believe hat it is best when each is truly represented.
A democrat may believe that it is best when each truly represents himself or herself.

In that just government of, by, and for you and the others you may negotiate how you cooperate with those others.
Ongoing communication is necessary for effective cooperation.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pun Intended

He thought he saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

Prices on the Malecon

I was able to stay in a place on the beach in Matzatlan, Sinaloa for about 27 usd.
It had a bedroom with two double beds and good closet space. The bedroom had its own nice little balcony. There was also a large sitting room and a pretty complete kitchenette. This suite also had use of a large terrace shared with three other rooms. Views were wonderful. Drawbacks were: third floor walk-up, entrance to parking area a bit narrow.

American Citizens

We often seem lazy, irresponsible, and cowardly in how we relate to our governance. If we are as we seem, I wonder why that is? There are probably causes. It seems certain that laziness, irresponsibility, and cowardice would effect the way we govern ourselves. Laws of cause and effect are acting, citizen.

All Who Wander are not Lost

A mature, competent looking lady had on her car, a bumper sticker which read, "All who wander are not lost." I like that.
There was a time I would not have thought it needed saying.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Boot in My Tire

Damaged a tire on the Astro with some bad driving on a bad road. Did get some great mountain views.

Spent a couple of very pleasant hours with Don Gorge. He is older, blinder, and weaker than I am. Enjoyed his talk and point of view. The part we both enjoyed most was feeding his fish. Mostly as a hobby, or, as he says, a therapy, he has a sizable and very productive fish farm. He grows bagre and tilapia. That's a kind of catfish and tilapia.

I feel I am paying too much for my experience here a El Hotelito del Jardin. The locals are deeply shocked when they here what I am paying. I am treated well enough. If you have an artsy bent, a leaning toward the high art of home decoration, and an appreciation of things French, you would love the place.

Larrea Tridentata.

Didn't sleep as well as I might have last night due in some part to doors slamming in the wind.

Had a very detailed dream of a curative type steam bath experience involving a lot of 'greasewood.'

May take a drive into some back country to a place called Provincias.

Provincias was not that far back. However, I did continue on a dirt road that got pretty rough and turned into a motorcycle trail. Found out it was a road to a fairly famous gold that shut down not that long ago.

Met an older man back in Provincias who was raising fish as a hobby. He did sell some. enjoyed talking with him and feeding the fish.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Los Gallos?

I am using my new laptop.

I'm in Mexico. More precisely, I'm in Tuito, Jalisco in the Cabo Corrientes area between Puerta Vallarta and Manzanillo.

I am babying myself in a boutique hotel run by a French couple.
The place is a work of art. Breakfast is large and good. The pool is pretty, clean, and well cared for. Everything is more than I can afford.

Voy a tener que espesar a apostar con los gallos para ganar la diferencia.

Tuito is not Fajardo, Costa Rico, but lots of fighting cocks are raised here.

I'm finding the laptop frustrating to use. Lots of mismoves and surprising errors. May put it in a UPS box and ship it home.

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