Imagination and Reason in the Time of Tragedy: Lao Tzu, Voltaire, Blake, Camus, and Marquez

  [Click on BLUE link for sources and further information]   “It is certainly the day of...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Buying A Suitcase In Oaxaca

  [Click on BLUE LINKS for sources and information]   When we arrived at our B&B in Oaxaca at around midnight it was lightly raining.  After a quick check-in with our friend Juan, I was pulling our largest red suitcase across the courtyard and up a step... read more

What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

  [Click on BLUE LINKS for further information and sources]   It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.  Bill Clinton   [Note: Make sure to read the last paragraph all the way to the bottom.]   Before I was a restaurateur, before I was a financial... read more

Between two Earthquakes

  [Click on Blue Links for more information]   If you want to help Oaxaca, visit the city.  Oaxaca is ready to welcome you.  You will help the locals and you will help yourself.   Think in the Morning found ourselves between the two giant earthquakes... read more

Taking A Break

  It has been a year and a half since I created Think in the Morning.  I have put up over 150 posts.  Many of the posts have been nostalgic memories of the Sea Gull Restaurant and Bar in Mendocino during the time I was the owner/operator.  Other posts include... read more

Poems – 10

  This is our tenth page of poems and art.  Think in the Morning posts a poem and a piece of napkin art produced in the old Sea Gull Cellar Bar every day on our Facebook Page.   Autumn Song Sarojini Naidu   Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow, The... read more

Oaxaca Earthquake Damage Extensive: Urgent Support Needed

  The recent earthquake in southern Mexico has resulted in the loss of hundreds of homes and dozens of lives.  One of the more dramatic sets of before and after pictures is of the government palace in Juchitan in the state of Oaxaca.       Think in... read more


  September 16th, Mexican Independence Day, means little to the Americans living across the border, but like our July 4th it is a day celebrated across Mexico with parades, festivals, dances, and food.  On September 16th, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, a Catholic priest,... read more

Short Fiction: Where is Santiago?

  Dónde está Santiago? When Santiago left town, everyone went crazy.  The  señoritas swooned.  They pulled at their hair and tore at their dresses and ran around in a hopeless state of despair.  Fights broke out among the young men who vied against each other to... read more

Poem – Between the Days

  Between the Days Between the days that fill a life You jammed your youth into a socket With just a nerve to register Beneath some skin that fits a body Beneath some hair and sweat With just a nerve to register What, left unnoticed, moments passed. Between the... read more

Short Fiction: The Dead Man

    The ceiling fan purred. It was hot and humid in the room. Albert had come to Puerto Vallarta from San Francisco where it was cool and brisk. He had ten days to himself alone without a phone or computer. He came to think, not to work. He walked out to the... read more