Last updateFri, 03 Apr 2020 2pm

Pains of unplugging

I thought I was emotionally prepared to do the right thing for this week’s  #DiaSinNosotras” women’s strike. I looked forward to spending a quiet day at home with my family, removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life to reflect on high ideals.

Mexican women strike for justice

Monday, March 9, won’t be any ordinary day in Mexico. The call for women to drop out of normal activity that day in protest of violence and abuse against the distaff gender has gone viral.

Penance and guilty pleasures

Lent, the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Easter, commenced February 26. While generally considered among practicing Christians as a time for penance and fasting, in Mexico it stands out for the guilty pleasures of indulging in lip-smacking culinary specialties of the season.

Where to next?

I think it’s safe to say that anyone who came from abroad at least five years ago to reside at lakeside no longer counts as a newcomer. They’ve learned the ropes, figured out how to get by in an unfamiliar cultural environment, and fit in with a compatible social circle.