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The Tortuga Bubbler

I remember swimming with the turtles, and I will remember that for a long time. I remember standing on a pier out on the coast south of Mancoura. There were tourists but none that stood out like myself and my friends. I remember the squeals from these tourists as I […]

Super gringo divertido

I have heard the most beautiful sound in the world and that sound is pre-schooler children calling out in the street, “hola senor!” I just want to call back “hola Bambinos” but I don’t in case I burnzy it up and confuse them. I’m not even sure bambinos is correct […]

People and their creatures

  There are some days with no expectations tied to them that contain the best moments. Such a case happened the day after my birthday. It began painfully as I was in a class on how to teach English all day while enduring a birthday hangover. But then I took […]

La Playa

My feet are in the sand as I stare out to the horizon in the early morning. There is an oil rig in the distance just where my eyes might gaze into nothingness. I see the flames above the water. Fire in the sky. On the land to my right […]

El Gringo Idiota

It’s 5am in the morning, the waves crash on the beach to my right as I lay on my bed, and the race that stops my nation has come and gone while I was sleeping. Fortunately, the mosquitoes seem to be somewhere else but it may be that the glow […]