Carmelita and Her Tiendita–Coke Delivery-A slice of  life.    Maria del Carmen Gomez Gonzolez (aka Carmelita), with the help of her husband, Miguel, and their dog, Bongi (that’s Spanish for bungee cord – no idea what he did to acquire that moniker), runs a store out of her home, right next door to us.  … Read More

The life of a farmer is not easy. I know because we farm bananas in Mazatlán–without success. We started by cultivating regular bananas but the banana palms overwhelmed us, overrunning  our yard. We retaliated by ripping them out and introducing a dwarf variety of banana. That bit of crop husbandry succeeded except the dwarves have… Read More