Category Archives: Mexico City

At Starbucks, Naebo Aeon Shopping Mall, Sapporo

Music and chatter in the background. On the “street” in front, people pass by, reminding me of a sidewalk cafe years ago in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa. The main difference, aside from language, is no coffee with cinnamon here.   … Continue reading

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Listening

The first time he saw the tree, he was so overawed by its size and shape that he stared at it until people around him began to ask each other what the gringo could possibly find so interesting in that … Continue reading

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Upcoming interview on Facebook

I’ll be on Facebook from April 10th at 10AM to April 12th at 1PM to answer questions about my latest book and my career as a writer and author. Drop by, ask questions, share, and talk about writing, reading, and … Continue reading

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Mexico City Dream

I wish there was some way to get you & Mexico City together. You’d enjoy it. Your sharp eyes would pick out everything there is to see, & you’d walk around saying nothing while your mind took everything in & … Continue reading

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Instructions for living a life and being a writer

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” — Mary Oliver In my experience, the same thing works for being a writer: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. I like to tell stories about life … Continue reading

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The Teacher, a story

“I have wanted to teach children since I was a young girl,” she said. “When I first attended school — what we call ‘kindergarten’ today — I’d sit there thinking: ‘What teacher does looks like so much fun!’ I was … Continue reading

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Mexico City Dream

      This poem was first published in the magazine “Valley Views”, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in 1974. It is also the final chapter in my new and as-yet unpublished novel about Mexico City (“The City Has Many Faces: A … Continue reading

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