Changes in Yucatan… maybe

During my first years in Yucatan, I learned a lot about common practices in the area. And inevitably when I asked why almost everything happened in such established, prescribed way, I’d be told –  “Es costumbre” – “This is the way it’s done.” For example, it was considered folly to wash clothes in the afternoon.Continue reading “Changes in Yucatan… maybe”

Finding a new orbit at 3 am

I woke up with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” blasting in my brain. … Ground Control to Major Tom Ground Control to Major Tom Take your protein pills and put your helmet on … Although it doesn’t happen often, this is not the first time my sleep has been interrupted by a song. It happens whenContinue reading “Finding a new orbit at 3 am”

Finding Balance

Good wine does not just happen. The owner of the vineyard must tend to his land and the vines. During the growing season, the amount of sunshine and rainfall helps determine the excellence of the grapes, as does the severity of the winter weather. The harvesting and pressing are crucial factors, and the aging processContinue reading “Finding Balance”