Category Archives: Guanajuato

Teatro Juarez

Clyde definitely yawned, and perhaps growled, at several unfunny clowns mimicking idiots in front of the illuminated stone columns of Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato and resolved to escape and see the real show. He waded through hundreds of observers, amid thousands of tourists hiking by, and shoved aside one clown on the steps and climbed […]

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Museum of Mummies

Don’t ever go to a joint with a blockhouse john out front where they make you pay to pee and tip a mournful woman handing out tissues as you enter. I should leave especially after I see the ticket line four or five wide and long as two football fields. I’m not going to wait […]

Also posted in Cholera, Mexico, Mummies

El Pipila

Go ahead, call me El Pípila, I do sound a bit like a turkey when I laugh and my freckled face suggests the eggs of that nutritious, earthbound bird. Come and see my statue on a hill overlooking Guanajuato. Admire my muscular legs, chest, and arms, the right of which holds high a torch I […]

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Callejon del Beso

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in Domestic Violence, Marriage, Mexico, Murder


I didn’t panic at all, not at first. We tourists at the Museo Casa de Purgatorio in Guanajuato simply followed the guide behind stone walls into a dim room where he said, “Here, ladies and gentlemen, we have a traditional stockade used to harness drunks and teach them discipline. Sir, would you like the give […]

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Silver Mine

Come work in this seventeenth century silver mine near Guanajuato. The pay’s not great, just enough bad food to keep your Indian ass alive, and of course there are no health or retirement benefits but you won’t need them. Just climb sixty meters into a dusty hole and carry out seventy-kilo sacks of wealth till […]

Also posted in Mexico, Mining, Silver

Forever Alive

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Mural by Jose Chavez Morado at Alhóndiga de Granaditas

Also posted in Jose Chavez Morado, Mexico, Olga Costa, Painters

Diego Tours Rivera Museum

This story is part of the collection” Paint it Blue” Bather of Tehuantepec

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Mexico City, Pablo Picasso, Painters

Crime Without Punishment

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Lesson 9: Omnipotence

Also posted in Art, Painters

Hoops on the Other Side

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football” It’s Saturday in art-rich and tourist-clotted Guanajuato, and soon I’ll have a much anticipated chance to watch my first professional basketball game in Mexico, a land traditionally noted for boxing champions and skilled soccer players. Since Thursday I’ve been scouting the city as a potential new […]

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