2020 no ha terminado

Not sure you noticed, but we are substantially into 2021 and it still feels like a continuation of last year. Here in QuerĂ©taro, MX, businesses are still at 30-50% capacity, with restaurants closed at 8 p.m. and only open for delivery on Sunday. You can’t buy alcohol either in a restaurant or at a storeContinue reading “2020 no ha terminado”

Old, but still worthy: A letter from Quarantine

Friends, I wrote the following while I was teaching narrative writing to one of my advanced English students. I recently discovered it still lurking on my computer and thought I might share. Before you read it, please know it was a writing exercise from September and not a reflection of my current state of mind.Continue reading “Old, but still worthy: A letter from Quarantine”

Life is what happens…

Most of you know the saying — “life is what happens when you’ve made other plans,” so what is what happens when you don’t? If you ask me, it seems that things are always in flux. Nothing feels solid right now. It is like being stuck in a transporter beam and not being able toContinue reading “Life is what happens…”

What day is it, anyway?

It’s been several weeks now that we’ve been stuck in this “contingency.” I think I may be getting used to it, if that’s possible. The streets here have been pretty empty. We’ve taken some photos to demonstrate some of the differences between “before” and “now.” Parking is definitely not an issue these days.    Continue reading “What day is it, anyway?”

Love in the time of Covid-19

Hello world! I hope you are well. Things are certainly strange here, although not so strange as they may be where you are. Here in Mexico, the world continues in much the same way it has. Those of us with the luxury of jobs that can be done via Internet are working from home, embracingContinue reading “Love in the time of Covid-19”

A bit of perspective

Hello friends! Greetings from QuerĂ©taro, where, as everywhere else in the world, a sense of unreality has set in. We are now living in a dystopian novel where a strange and frightening new virus is spreading globally at an unprecedented pace. So, what to do about it? DON’T PANIC! Those famous words are the firstContinue reading “A bit of perspective”