Category Archives: Mexico City

Airport Taxi

Mark didn’t like late night arrivals at any airport especially in Mexico City where some people get hyper when they see a gringo. He should’ve been ready when a young man rushed up and in Spanish said, “Here, Señor, come with me.” “Where?” “To a place with no lines and low taxi fares.” “Taxis are […]

Also posted in Crime, Economics, Kidnapping, Mexico, Poverty

Eruption of Enrique Guzman

You consider that a national-prize painting, ten feet of completely black resin and charcoal offering no message or creativity. I don’t care we’re in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and some might say I’m jealous I didn’t win. Nonsense. It’s necessary to be outraged and impossible to tolerate such a mockery of […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Beatriz Zamora, Depression, Enrique Guzman, Mental Health, Mexico, Painters, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Suicide

Diego Tours Rivera Museum

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

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Guanajuato, Mexico, Pablo Picasso, 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 […]

Also posted in A'Darius Pegues, Adolph Rupp, Basketball, Clem Haskins, George Thomas Clark, Guanajuato, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Mexicali, Mexico

Mexico City – Blog Tour on Goodreads

Mexico City is a beautiful and exciting place. Check it out on my Blog Tour

Also posted in Art, Art Galleries, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, George Thomas Clark, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico

Teacher Patrimony

I teach Spanish in Mexico City, math in Morelos, history in Guadalajara. Father passed his job to me as Grandfather had to him. We’re educators. We don’t need government bureaucrats to hire and evaluate us with standardized tests. We’re evaluating them, wearing masks and waving sticks and lying in streets, snarling traffic and leaving kids […]

Also posted in Education, Mexico, Unions

Jose Clemente Orozco’s Impaled Head

displeased with emerging portrait i shove handle of big brush in left eye and another in upper right cheek next to eye and another in mouth and in neck and two in shoulder and pray that will suffice To see “Cabeza Flechada,” 1947, please click here Editorial note: This work is on display at the […]

Also posted in Art, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, Murals, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Trees of Francisco Goitia

This story is paprt of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Zacatecas Landscape with Hanged Men II,” 1914, please click here Editorial note: This painting, like its subjects, hangs in the National Museum of Art in Mexico City.

Also posted in Art, Deserts, Francisco Goitia, Mexico, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Distress in Polanco

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” is try to find a bullfight.”

Also posted in Art, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, Movies, Murals, Painters, Polanco

Travel Advice

Avoid crowded and dangerous Mexico City, stay way from torrid beaches, ignore over-hyped pyramids, and forget boring cathedrals. Instead, come to San Juan in infernal yet enchanting Nuevo León. Here you’ll meet friendly and forthright people. Don’t worry about forty-nine headless corpses on highway under welcoming white arch. Everything’s been cleaned up, and narcotics traffickers […]

Also posted in Crime, Drugs, Mexico, Murder, Short Pieces - GTC

El Popo Getting Hot in Mexico

volcanologists at national disaster prevention center in mexico city say rock spewing el popo volcano agitating like teenager’s pimple must be dreary group or would’ve likened el popo to hard on ready to blow

Also posted in Mexico, Poetry - GTC, Volcanoes

Entreating “The Two Fridas”

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Two Fridas,” please click here

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Health, LACMA, Marriage, Mental Health, Mexico, Painters, Surrealism

Drink Vacation

had too much last night or wouldn’t have left underwear stacked in motel rushing to early mexico city flight * * * proud had attracted beautiful senorita in loud bar but regretted smile disappeared shortly before she did

Also posted in Alcohol, Mental Health, Mexico, Poetry - GTC, Travel

High on Hallucinogens

I must begin by warning you not to try hallucinogens because they’ll transport you to very strange places there’s no good reason to be but where curiosity and the devil may compel you to venture again. I remember my first trip, in the summer of 1970. I’d just graduated from high school and was already […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Drugs, George Thomas Clark, Hallucinogens, LSD, Mental Health, Mexico, Mushrooms, Oaxaca

David Alfaro Siqueiros Rides Again

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see The New Democracy, please click here To see The Tough Colonel, please click here To see Our Present Image, please click here To see From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, please click here Other Sources – Murals under the Stars […]

Also posted in Art, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, Los Angeles, Mexico, Murals, Museums, Painters, Porfirio Diaz

Civil War in Mexico

At press conferences I proudly proclaimed the capture of safe houses and drug cartel hit men in Mexico City, and displayed their powerful weapons, bulletproof vests, and stacks of money.   Here’s what they’re doing, I told the Mexican people.  I want everyone to know that I, Edgar Millan Gomez, am the national police chief and […]

Also posted in Drugs, Mexico, Murder, Police

Who was Abraham Angel?

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Abraham Angel, Art, George Thomas Clark, Museums, Painters

Taxi Tips In Mexico City

In order to help you avoid being overcharged, introduced to sexy but unscrupulous companions, ensnared in business ventures by smooth talkers, or kidnapped and robbed, I have compiled a nearly foolproof list of advice about how to deal with Mexico City taxi drivers, who, during my several trips to this magnetic metropolis, have been unsuccessful […]

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Mexico

A World of Protests in Mexico City

“To the Museum of Modern Art, please,” I told the taxi driver. “I can’t go there.  The street’s closed.” “Paseo de la Reforma?” “That’s right.” “What’s going on?” “A big demonstration.” “What are they protesting?” “Don’t know.  I can’t keep track of all the protests.” “Please drive as close as you can, and I’ll walk […]

Also posted in Agriculture, George Thomas Clark, Mexico

Frida Celebrates Centennial

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Murals, Museums, Painters

Campesinos Protest

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Agriculture, Education, George Thomas Clark, Mexico

Diego Denies his Art Naïve

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Murals, Museums, Nelson Rockefeller, Painters

Top Adviser Offers Blueprint of Mexico’s Future

All Mexican presidential candidates launched their 2006 campaigns by acknowledging that I more than anyone had mastered the essential issues and formed astonishing plans to propel our country out of Third World quicksand and into the cherished state of First World existence.  I was thus going to be the foremost adviser no matter who won […]

Also posted in Mexico

Streets of Mexico City

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Homeless, Mental Health, Mexico