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We interrupt this program to bring you–La Virgen de Guadalupe

  Today is December 12. It’s the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This feast is the reason I’ve stayed in the city of Chihuahua for four days, although, in the words of one local, the city is “not very touristical.” In case you’re not familiar with this extremely Catholic festival or its significance to […]

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Casas Grandes–getting there

  It was a rocky start, truth be told. “The bus leaves at 7:30 and 9:30. Every day, the same,” said the man with the Spanish accent on the phone. So now I’m sitting in a dingy, concrete storefront in Phoenix with my tidy luggage and my bag of snacks, like a forlorn wallflower waiting […]

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On the road again…to Mexico

  I am driving in my truck–the same vehicle that has faithfully hauled my butt across the continent for over two years when suddenly it hits me. This is it! I’m on the road again! My cabin is winterized. (A pernicious leak under the bathroom floor will wait till spring.) The place is mostly mouseproofed. […]

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