This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Parents Who Really Love Their Children

Do not repeat do not brainwash them into thinking that there is an all powerful finger snapper hiding in the clouds watching every move and keeping tabs to be used later to determine whether or not this man who has wings is going to let you enter this place where you can have all the candy you want.

This congregation of Triangle residents has no creed or ceremony, just a desire to get together and offer each other support for rearing children without religion.

These children allowed to form opinions on their own when they're old enough to do so will be better human beings for it. And probably some will take the path of Christianity or whatever that's fine too but what's important is they made that choice themselves.

Parenting Beyond Belief


  1. Hey, I like it. Not even bothering with religion worked for me :)

  2. Very good. It's about time parents that don't believe all the religious crap had a support group for help raising their kids.

    More power to those parents and their children.

  3. Mom - Catholic.
    Dad - non-believer.
    Mom stopped taking me to church when I was 7.
    When I was 12 they decided I should know something about Christianity, so sent me to a Unitarian Sunday School for a couple of years. It was fun - we read Acts one year.

    Growing up in Tulsa, OK (which Time described at the time as "the buckle of the Bible Belt"), I had lots of friends in jr. high invite me to attend church with 'em.
    Senior year in high school I dated a minister's daughter - went on a few 'retreats'... as the resident atheist.
    I'm pretty happy with my more-or-less well-informed agnosticism.
    (I sing in a Lutheran choir - I like singing choral music.)

  4. I reckon the congregation wouldn't approve the bullshit that led up to this, hunh?

  5. I hope ya feel better soon, too.

    Hope it isn't anything serious.