Kitchen Fun, Alamos Style

Kitchen Fun, Alamos Style

KITCHEN FUN, ALAMOS MX STYLE OR MAKING DO The thing about living where you don’t have certain supermarket goodies, items you’ve become dependent on to satisfy your cravings, is that you have to make do. Like that sweet pickle relish for your favorite potato salad? Oh...
Alamos Mothers’ Day

Alamos Mothers’ Day

MOTHERS’ DAY, ALAMOS MEXICO In the nighttime, dark and warm, through the flickering shadows cast by the odd street lamp, you hear it. Music wafting on the gentle movement of air, a special music. Alamos is full of music and fiestas; there’s always a celebration about....
Vendors

Vendors

VENDORS The day begins to simmer hot and dry; the dogs loll in the shade near the fountain. Birds flit around it, using it for a quick fluttering bath and a sip. They’re ignored by the dogs, who don’t even flick an ear at them. The dogs do react to the circling...
Sunday In Alamos

Sunday In Alamos

ALAMOS SUNDAY It’s early Sunday morning; the doves clamor annoyingly, insistently, cooing outside windows. The caged parrot yaks at us to take off his nighttime shroud, and the dogs moan for breakfast, pushing their cold noses into our warm bedtime faces.   But...
Death In Alamos

Death In Alamos

Death in Alamos.  Yes, like everywhere, some die in car crashes, and sadly some O.D.   But some just choose to run out their days here, finding kindness and solace in gentle hands. And if you’re connected, a bartender will send a margarita to your bedside, something...
Bobby of the Alameda

Bobby of the Alameda

Mexico –  a complex culture of family, friends, and connections. Its warm and charming people gather happily to chat and share, most times in the plazas.  One such locus, Alamos’ Plaza de la Alameda, is a bustling center complete with bandstand for music.  In...