Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Favorite Saying


It's was a grey, chilly Sunday in Mexico City, perfect for lolling around the house in pajamas with a good book. As we dropped our friend Vivian off after lunch, she shared with us one of her favorite Mexican dichos (sayings):

"Que bonito es hacer nada...y luego descansar."

("How beautiful it is to do nothing...and then to rest.")

Viva Mexico!

Do you have a favorite Mexican dicho (saying)?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gotterdammerung, Mexican style


Is this sudden surge of public self-immolation caused by a virus like Zika, or just a fad fed by the flames of social media? Anthony Weiner leads the pack with three separate attempts to destroy himself in front of the world with his sati of sexting. Donald Trump hold the record for total amount of news coverage of his self annihilation, only knocked briefly from the headlines by Ryan Lochte. And now we have Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, making what has been called an 'historical mistake' and a 'national humiliation' by agreeing to meet to with the Republican contender. Peña Nieto has managed to add Trump's insults to the injury of his inept, corrupt government.
What's going on out there?
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/31/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-trump.html?_r=0