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.


Richie Furay Is A Class Act

Of Buffalo Springfield fame the Eagles and others as well. I always preferred Poco and Pure Prairie League over the Eagles but that's neither here nor there. I have never met this man but I'll take my friend's opinion into account as well who does know him and other articles read about this man over the years.

Richie is a pastor of a church - his church. It's mentioned only in passing during the video and not much more in the article.  This is about music not religion and he understands that and I have and always have had the utmost respect for that.

Religion and candidates who use it to get elected has now become the norm in this country and to our detriment.

Richie Furay rocks as does his music and it will live longer than the Empire.

This is good stuff.


  1. 1968 "On the Way Home" Richard sings lead on this. I was 20 that year and this fired my spirit. Hasn't burned out yet.

    "When the dream came
    I held my breath with my eyes closed
    I went insane, like a smoke ring day
    When the wind blows
    Now I won't be back till later on
    If I do come back at all"

  2. "Hasn't burned out yet."


  3. Still burnin' after all these years.
    Thanks for the tip there, you old flyfishing, photo taking, liberal!

    Here's more:

  4. Thanks for that Mr. N and Cletis.

    Look around and see who's doing the work that requires a wee bit of skill and it's us guys the older farts.

  5. I love this guy!

    And you too, baby!


  6. Thanks S - you always make me feel special.