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Paquim&#233-marketplace of the ancients

  A few years ago I was driving along the Arizona border when I stumbled across the Amerind Museum. It was a weird and eclectic hodge-podge of artifacts collected by a guy who was passionate about indigenous cultures. I wandered around, confused and amazed at the sheer doggedness such a collection demanded. Then I found […]

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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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