Is Mexico Experiencing a Media White Out?

It had been a long day at work and I was looking forward to watching the Copa America Semi-final game at a local restaurant. I knew that the US would inevitably lose to the Argentine powerhouse, but I thought it would still be fun to cheer for my country with my newfound friends. During the […]

Lost and Found

When one pictures the lost and found, I imagine they picture a box or a bin full of miscellaneous items never to be claimed again by their owners. You could liken it to the Island of Misfit Toys from one of everyone’s favorite holiday specials Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. A collection of dusty and […]

Relationships are Everything

Imagine our world…with its array of shifting salt seas, buzzing bumble bees, and thriving thickets of trees. Think of a bustling city street—the sounds of shuffling feet and honking horns, hot-air blasts from the subway below, vapor rising from beautiful mounds of roasting peanuts, and the sight of words scrolling by urgently on neon marquees. […]

We All Have Something To Offer

It’s so easy for us to distance ourselves from others and their stories. It’s easy for us to be aware of what is going on around us and not do anything about it because we are not directly affected. We can feel compassion and sympathy for others, but what good does it do for them […]

Bucerias: Off the Beaten Path

Ever since I can remember my life’s path has seemed predetermined with hundreds of voices telling me which way to go. I would liken my situation to that of Dorothy hearing the many voices of the munchkins telling her to simply “follow the yellow brick road”. Everyone has assured me there is only one road […]

Finding a New Routine in Bucerias

Routine. I cautiously jog down the cobblestone hill and turn right onto Av. Lázaro Cárdenas in Bucerias. A new song comes on as I pass the guardhouse at the Royal Decameron Hotel; it’s one I haven’t heard in a while. I think about the memories that go along with it—where I was when I first […]