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.


No Place To Go But Throw Their Ass Out Anyway

Police rousted a half-dozen people camping Monday morning along the South Platte River near Denver's Cuernavaca Park.

I remember the first time in West Africa when I heard someone say "I'm a human being". Having arrived straight from a cornfield at the time thought it was one of the strangest things I ever heard.

It did not take long to understand the meaning.

I don't have the answers to homeless people but if I was in charge they wouldn't get thrown out unless there was another place for them to go.

As like the millions with health issues and bad stories about it they are also human beings as well and deserve more.

Send the fucking lawmakers away to Third World countries for their vacation to gain input and make them live and experience what the locals do and then we might see some headway made on this important issue.


  1. This financial crisis isn't over yet, any recovery will be a jobless recovery, a lot more people are going find themselves in unimaginable situations. The lawmakers don't need to go that far to witness what they need to see. I was in Washington D.C. in July this year, and within sight of the Capitol Building, I saw desperate people lying all over the sidewalk, waiting for a shelter to open.

  2. I wonder if there are any bloggers from there covering this and if so we could spread this around.

  3. Portland has a very vsible homeless population because the services and shelters are downtown by the lightrail hub. This is good so people see the problems with our laizze-faire practises. During every election the pols claim they will build adequate housing for the poor but then something always seems to come up. Our state and nat'l forests are filling up with homeless and these tent camps are getting dangerous and the parks are being damaged. We have created a class of "disposable" humans in America. Among them are children and they will remember the abandonment and societal abuse and neglect. This is very bad news. We are becoming Mexico and doing it in God's name. The ugly American is in every neighborhood and he seems to be winning as todays' shelter becomes next weeks' resettlement camp. " So much trouble in the world, give a little take a little, So much trouble in the world..."