Living in El Fin Del Mundo

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Front Porch Ramblins

Spring arrives this weekend and my hibernation must end. It's time for this old California bear to yawn, scratch and ...

Tijuana Dreaming

""The willow bends as the oak breaks..." I put down my notes and rubbed my eyes. Seventy-two hours have passed ...

El Blvd de los Muertos (The Blvd of the Dead)

"The guy down the street saw her last night," shouted Eric as he walked through the front door. "See ma, ...

"Smugglersville"

Four months of battling pain, work comp paperwork, pain, work comp doctors, pain, and lawyers who thrive in work comp ...

Seeking Cochise Spirt-Zona Daze

I was not a bit surprised when the first car bomb went off the other day in northern Mexico. It ...

Red buses vs White buses (A tale of two political parties)

Tijuana is still giddy from the July forth elections.At least the PRI backers sure are. "Happy days are here again!" ...

Falling Bread(PAN)

(Author's note; The following story was meant to be posted before the recent elections but was delayed by the trouble ...

Angry Guy Talks Border Bombs

I cross the San Ysidro border several times a week and have been doing so for a few years now. ...

A conversation at the SY garita.

I cross the San Ysidro border several times a week and have been doing so for a few years now. ...

Tijuana/San Diego buses #6(Glad to be Wrong)

On the far edge of eastern Tijuana, the little white bus idled roughly, as I waited sleepily to board. Just ...

Destination: The French Gourmet

It recently dawned on me that I've spent most of my blogging time writing about my work commute, or life ...

"Drug smuggler meets stripper-A true love story"

(Author's note; Carlos and Maria are not their true names but they are as real as the words they told ...

Tijuana's new Home Depot

I haven't celebrated Thanksgiving since a trio of 'commie pinko profs' permanently ruined me in college and made a much ...

Chocolate cars in Tijuana

The majority of my neighbors own automobiles but many of them are chocolates(our family vehicle included). A chocolate is an ...

Faith and fire in El Fin Del Mundo

The longer I live in Mexico, the more I learn about it's complexities. I often compare them to that of ...

Tijuana/San Diego buses #5

What would you do if you were standing in the aisle of a crowded MTS bus, it's a sweltering 90 ...

It's Called a What?

Is a peanut butter and jelly quesadilla really a quesadilla if it doesn't have queso(cheese)? I guess technically that would ...

Unemployed Dishwasher, Rambles On...

The Old Man is probably sixty or sixty-five but he could easily pass for seventy. Living all his life under ...

La Crisis-Recession or Depression?

(Author's note: I try to post a story weekly, from Tijuana or once in awhile my Uncle's home office in ...

A Mule for the Road

Somebody once told me that common sense is worth a fortune. Unfortunately, I am a cheapskate so that's probably why ...

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