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.


There Is No Bravery In The Killing Of Innocents

I am so tired of the innocents being killed in my name.

I have grown weary of enduring years of this killing.

I have grown so bitter of the hypocrisy of those who condone this and pray to a cloud being that does not exist.

I despise the people who were put in office to change this but instead fund more killing in my name.

Is their an attitude here? Of course yes and it will not change.


  1. Your sentiment is actually a sign of progress, One Fly. I'm reading a history of the Crusades right now, and one thousand years ago, there was no distinction between the guilty and the innocent. In war, everyone was either killed or enslaved---men, women, and children alike.

  2. That would be true. There's a long way to go and it's time to shift into second gear.

  3. I certainly agree with you.

    I've just written an essay about the 200,000 we decided to kill in Central America after the CIA-led coup against the President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz, that protected the profits of the United Fruit Company.

    Thanks for keeping these facts at the front of our conscience.


  4. The world goes round and nothing changes. Where have all the flowers gone...