Mexico Time Patrol 3

Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. The year is 1978. I’m taking a summer course in Maya Anthropology in Mérida, Yucatán… Human sacrifice knife. The blade is in obsidian, a volcanic mineral, that can be made as sharp as glass. Museum of Anthropology, 1978. Elégante in the streets of Mérida, wearing the traditional huipil or dress,…

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Another voyage in space and time. (Not again?!) A quick nap. Casa de las campanas. House of bells. Tlalpan. 2017. (I liked the previous colour better.) The eyebrow workshop. Paris. 2015. Maasaï warriors. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. 1967. Chinelos dancers. Two weeks ago, literally around the corner of our house.  There are many traditional dances…

Mexico Time Patrol part 2

Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. Late 70’s. I was doing an MBA at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide). I’d managed to get accepted in a summer Mayan anthropology course in Yucatán. An incredible month of discovering Mexico, the Maya culture with the entire anthropology department. Above: Uxmal. I think it is the quadrangle…

Pot-pourri 24 times two

Veracruz, Mexico, 2003. Blue crab on our doorstep. We’d rented a house by the beach. There were dozens of those blue crabs everywhere. The Eiffel tower, from the Musée de l’Homme. Paris, 2016. The Forest Mother. Tlalpan. 2017. The little men of Guérande. Brittany. 2010. Guérande is renowned for its sea salt. A procession in…

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Colours , Mexico city. 2016 Grey. Bogotá, Colombia, 1940. “Cough syrup Escovar. Cough. Flu. Colds.” Musée de l’Homme, Paris. 1916. Contemporary African art. Breton knight ready for tournament. c. mid 1300’s. Bibliothèque Nationale. (c)ourtesy Honorine Tellier. Visit her great blog for horse lovers here: (Honorine je ne t’ai pas demandé la permission… Pas de souci?) https://artequestre.wordpress.com/author/pouruncentaure/…

Fats Domino. 1928-2017

Another great artist just left us. Antoine “Fats Domino”. One will hear or read adjectives such as “iconic”, “legendary”, what have you. I actually thought he was much older or already dead or both. He was born in 1928 in N’orleans, Lu-zee-anna. Only two years younger than my mother. Fats was pushing 90. Originally I…