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.


On Human Beings Again

Something like this was said before here and want to say it again.

West Africa was the place this guy started hearing "I'm a human being". I thought that was the corniest thing ever. I did not have a clue. It was a long time ago and much was learned then and since about other human beings.

How do you stop a runaway war machine that kills innocent human beings. The taste of Aurora and other places is of pure bile. Can America/our media reflect on what those innocents over there must feel. They do to a small extent but that is drowned out by the "good reasons" it's done so then it becomes okay. That and how hard they try and how sincere they are in making sure the drone missile strikes approved by our president don't kill innocent people. That mentality is supposed to make the killings okay too.

It's not okay and it should never have been allowed to become okay to do this to other human beings. We are now expanding our military presence in Africa not that we haven't been there. More will become cannon fodder there so corporations here can have theirs.

Coulda woulda shoulda I understand.

Change must happen for the good of ALL human beings.

Few can get that!  



  1. Absolutely right. These are our fellow human beings. The time for us vs. them should be over. It still seems a long way off, but we can practice it to the best of our ability in our own lives. Enough people do that and it can ultimately make a difference, I believe. The alternative is to not practice it and that's not an option for thinking and feeling people everywhere.

    1. If believers practiced what they preached that would be huge.

  2. Amen,Amen,AAAmen...!!! Very good post, however we'll never see the end to killing. War is money, power, control, land, etc. Don't count on the media to step up to the plate. They first incite, then criticize. Riding both ends of the war horse. You know I have reeeel problems with the media!!! Don't know if you knew that one year I gave up all media for lent??? You can't imagine the peace I felt...for 40 days!

  3. That picture really popped out at me. I have a very similar one in my house, taken from the same spot. Yours is better, though. I threw the TV away 15 years ago and haven't had one since. It's the only way for me to disengage from the insane world and just appreciate the one outside my own window.

  4. What a beautiful header! I have never seen the coast line like that...the colors are deep and rich. I don't watch tv either, Terry does, but it's things like Pass Time, Pinks all out...you see?


  5. I do see. Not sure about pass time. There are a few more coast pictures here.