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.


Religious Crazy's Apply Hex To Care Givers Hands

Nowhere on the National Hospital Week website does it mention religion. Started in 1921 to alleviate public fears about the “shrouded” institutions of the day. Nor is religion mentioned anywhere I looked on the American Hospital Association's website either. Oh my!

But it's all over the place on the banks of the Mississippi River in Keokuk,Iowa where 60 had their hands mumbo jumboed on by no less than seven believers in the almighty Finger Snapper.

There were blessings and readings all over the place and little did they know one of the readings directly contradicted their belief system.

The CEO of Keokuk Health Systems said it takes a sharp mind and caring heart to go into the health care field. I don't argue about that and I have the utmost respect for all care givers.

But for many taking care of others is a natural instinct that is part of being a human being - a part of humankind where religion cannot enter.

I'll go with the quote above once again, “The significance of oneself cannot be measured by the fame and glory of this world or the material things we have, but by the love and compassion you have shown to others everyday of your life.”


  1. With the cost of health care maybe that's all people can afford today. Hopefully the placebo effect will work since our health industry doesn't.

  2. That's great comfort knowing that your caregiver is also praying that you live. Inspires great confidence.

  3. It's nice to have people care about you even though they may be misguided. It's the intrusion into government and lives everywhere that is very wrong.