Addicted to Trompudo

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Many families have a relative...
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Addicted to Trompudo

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Many families have a relative they look up to, a personality known widely in a local area, nationally or internationally.  For me it was my Great Uncle Lewis Foster, my grandmother’s brother.  He was... read more

Goldilocks

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Just then, Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears.  She screamed, “Help!”  And she jumped up and ran out of the room.  Goldilocks ran down the stairs, opened the door, and ran away... read more

An Indulgent Nostalgic Journey

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Nostalgia, to me, is not the emotion that follows a longing for something you lost, or for something you never had to begin with, or that never really existed at all. It’s not even, not really,... read more

Eating the Seed Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Wise old farmers have long had a saying: Don’t eat your seed corn. In simple terms, it means that every seed that comes through your hands has the potential to either be eaten or planted for... read more

Smoking

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   My mother and grandmother smoked their cigarettes in a little room off the kitchen we called the back porch.  In the company of a washing machine, a dryer, a chest freezer, and a broom closet they sat at... read more

Water

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   It seems odd that you can live on a peninsula surrounded by water yet run out of the stuff every year just at the busiest tourist time. But, it happened every year in Mendocino when I was running the Sea... read more

A Modest Proposal For Today

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Based on:  A Modest Proposal For Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland, from Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick by Jonathan Swift  ... read more

Bigfoot, God, and Santa Claus

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   In this Era of Political Incorrectness where snowflakes are disparaged and whiners are told to “Buck up Buttercup,” I don’t feel compelled to warn you that you may be offended by what I have to say. ... read more

De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum

  [Click on Blue links for sources and further information]   De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum (Of the Dead say nothing but good)   We all know a few jerks. Emilee Hines, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History   The evil that men do... read more

A Puerto Vallarta Story

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Two of our good friends in Puerto Vallarta are Kevin and Beatriz Simpson who own the folk art gallery Peyote People and the upscale ancestral contemporary art gallery Collectiva.  Over the past years... read more

The Attack of the Fifty Foot Baby

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  For when they shall say,... read more

Poems – 12

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   This is the twelfth post of poems and napkin art at Think in the Morning.  I hope you readers enjoy these as much as we do.  The butterscotch pie at Tre Piatti restaurant in Puerto Vallarta is pure... read more