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.


Hope And The Reality

My hope for a long time now has been that our country would change from a government controlled by the Pentagon with a budget for them that makes it impossible to implement and sustain programs we need "for the people".

Was I ever naive to actually think such a thing because the reality is just the opposite. 25 this month killed in Afghanistan and most are good with that - thinking they get a pass for not saying no to perpetual war for the corporations because they spend a few minutes today to acknowledge those killed in our wars.

Paying homage to these men and women across the land doesn't mean a whole hell of a lot if at every cemetery there is not a cry by the speakers and attendee's to bring this perpetual war machine to an end.


  1. We're warriors and that's not gonna change.

  2. I hope you mean us and not them.

  3. I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    1. The IMC does not listen to this kinda shit ya know.

  4. Now THAT is a cool tree house!!! COOL


    1. That was on a little lake in Missouri. It caught my eye and lo and behold as they say this picture happened. To me this represents a kids imagination. Thank you!

      I did not see many pictures there.