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Ciclón

Hiram in front of cyclone fence

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3 Hermanos

Boy on BMX bike in front of shoe store

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Admiral Cascode

Hiram and I reflect on an Admiral television set in the lobby of Hotel La Roca.

This Admiral set, with cascode transistor technology, employs a two-stage amplifier consisting of a common-emitter stage feeding into a common-base stage selfie-ray tube.

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Taco Tuesday Half Rhyme

We're sixty minutes into Mexico, sitting on the enormous terrace of our itsy bitsy, teeny tiny, rented room. Hiram has asked me to name my five favorite Pet Shop Boys songs. When I try to negotiate counting the entire first album as one song, we have to change the subject. There was an eensie weensie crescent moon when we started this that is nowhere to be found. Now we’re alone here under a black sky observing Taco Tuesday eating takeout empanadas with chimichurri, an Argentinian thing for which I am offering no alliteration.

At La Argentina Empandadas
Enormous terrace

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Tambo

First beach day, 2017. All of Playa Bonita and Sandy Beach was covered with discarded plastic bottles and Doritos bags – typical but it still always bums me out and leaves me thinking the worst things about people.

Here's a photo of some festive and neglected garbage bins.

The festive and neglected garbage bins of Playa Bonita

The festive and neglected garbage bins of Playa Bonita

Did you know the Spanish word for industrial drum is tambo? I get a kick out of saying it because it's also the sound they make when you drum on them. ¡Tambo!

And here's to words that are fun to say, bright colors and finding the good anyway.

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Sandra

Sandra

Sandra at the public library answered questions about CONACULTA and, after the conversation went there, her native Guaymas.

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Smokehouse Cats

Resident cats of the Blue Marlin smoke house.

Resident cats of the Blue Marlin smoke house

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Fabi & Mario

Fabi & Mario

Fabi & Mario

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Sea Change

We're on one of those cruises. At the Nutcracker tea dance we make friends and gyrate to classical standards reimagined on jazz flute laced with a fierce backbeat. Too tired to keep our dinner plans, we return to the room and lament that wearing flip-flops in public always makes our feet itch.

Sea Change

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Tabachín

Tabachín

How effortlessly we forget the Spanish word for Caesalpinia pulcherrima