Our Airbnb has a zebra snuggy!

Here we are in McAllen, Texas; we had a glorious free day Tuesday so, in the morning, after we were all fairly conscious (noon), we hopped into our rented Rav 4 and drove east to the Gulf Coast and South Padre Island. We passed many Whataburgers, malls, and big box stores, while listening to a…

Miss you, Dad

Wednesday was the two-year anniversary of my father’s passing. William Arthur Halvorson died on Labor Day, 2016. He bravely fought Parkinson’s Disease for the last 15 years of his life. My uncle Harry’s widow, Teresa, sent a sweet email to me and my siblings to mention it and wish us well, and that she was…

Get Back on the Bus

I came back to my home – Brooklyn – New York City – for just two days and it’s now Sunday night and tomorrow I fly from JFK to Tucson, to get back in the pit of Les Miz, to make the donuts, to go back to the grind, to crank out those 8 shows…

Transition Time

Alas, I have three days left of this primitive, beautiful life in Mexico. It seems so wrong to go back to the US, to the crazy lifestyle of running the rat race in my own culture. I love being an ex-pat in Mexico – I love slowly trying to learn the language – I love…

Chacahua, Crocodiles, and Lyle

Saturday morning, Humberto and I jumped in our little 1991 Tsuru, “Grillo”, the one with no seat belts or AC, and whom we love as we would our own son, and drove two hours to the LAGUNAS DE CHACAHUA PARQUE NACIONAL (Chacahua Lagoons National Park). To get there, you drive to the town of Zapotalito,…

Slow Down

It is a cool and calm morning and the high palm frond that I can see from my bed is waving slowly, slowly, tempo around quarter note = 40. There will be rain this afternoon, and the day is emotionally preparing for it. Even though I am relishing the languor of slowness, I still check…

Gaugin-esque

At the risk of nattering on like a retiree, which I’m not – not a retiree, though I could be accused of nattering on: new developments at Casa Cangrejos (the name of our homestead, after this little friend we found when we started clearing the land last year): —we bought a new fan at the…