Citizen Journalism and Drug Trafficking in Mexico

Citizen Journalism and Drug Trafficking in Mexico

My feelings about the coverage of organized crime, drug trafficking, and violence in Mexico are many, and they are complicated. I am disappointed by the focus on violence — rather than the causes of that violence — by the Mexican media. But I am far more...
Contextually Searching the Global Blogosphere

Contextually Searching the Global Blogosphere

Honestly, I usually try to stay away from these things. Nothing seems more redundant to me than blogging about blogging – especially since 50% of the blogosphere has that covered anyway – but these are some thoughts that have been mulling around in my head...

Dear World,

… please stop asking me so many questions. Please stop asking me if I want the meal deal. Or a large drink to go along with that. Or a car wash with my gas fill up. Please stop asking me if I would like another transaction or my card back. Or a pastry to go...

Pitching Outside the Strike Zone, Part III

The last time I read El Norte, I suppose I was somewhat suprised to skim over a graph that listed Mexico as the 10th wealthiest nation in the world; well ahead of most European countries. But not that surprised. The problem is, we’re accustomed to measuring wealth by metrics like minimum wage ($4 a day in Mexico, $7 an hour in California) and property value., But, if you were to measure something like purchase of $40,000+ cars per capita, I bet you’d be surprised. In fact, per capita, I’d be willing to bet that Mexico would “win out.”

This Cum That

This Cum That

I write from Blanco Y Cafe in San Pedro. Coffee shop cum art gallery cum artists studio cum internet cafe. It’s a shame the United States won the revolution or we’d still use the word cum. And what a beautiful word it is. I wonder who’s jack-assed...
Granddaddy MacGyver

Granddaddy MacGyver

Imagine if your great-great-great-great-grandfather/mother had a blog. How rad would that be? Any time you wanted you could go and check out what they thought about Napolean or Cortes or what their favorite food was or why they got in fights with their neighbor. How...
Metrosexuality

Metrosexuality

They canceled my class at the brewery. Walking up and down Alfonso Reyes, I look for a place to buy a phone card. A thirty peso phone card. 30 pesos to the richest man in all of Latin America who will charge me 40 cents American per minute to speak to my girlfriend on...
Kaffeeklatsch

Kaffeeklatsch

Yet time again for another haircut. I really should be taking our clothes to the laundromat and then working on a website, but procrastination is so sweet and it’s been a while since I’ve really gone down the list of all the blogs I read. Before that...
A Mi No Me Gusta La Gasolina

A Mi No Me Gusta La Gasolina

Mis queridos Regios, mis respetos, de verdad. Me impresionan muchísimo. No se que debería haber esperado, pero ustedes son inteligentes, atractivos, e informados. Pero, hay unas cositas que aun no puedo entender. Primero, como es posible que ustedes escuchen esta...