Archives for November 2013

The Kilometer of Toys

  In an email exchange I had last week with a woman in Carmel, California, she mentioned that her family was hosting a Rotary exchange student. Two weeks earlier in a Monterrey, Mexico suburb, I had listened to Jesús González talk about friends hosting a Rotary exchange student last year.   Almost everyone knows the Rotarians, […] Read the full article…

Pintando Pasos–Painting Steps

  Try to image life in Pinotepa de Don Luis. The town of less than six thousand is located in southern Oaxaca, one of the poorest states in Mexico. Half of all Oaxacans have indigenous roots. In the town with the curious name, those roots are Mixtec. According to Wikipedia, pinotepa translates as “toward the […] Read the full article…

New Star Aztekium valdezii Endangered?

  (Much of the information in this post is from the article, “Hallan nueva cactácea; ya la venden en UE,” in the November 9, Milenio newspaper, Monterrey edition.) The Sunday afternoon in 2010 when Mario Valdez Marroquín went on a family outing, he wasn’t expecting to make a discovery that would cause his name to […] Read the full article…

Mexico’s Future

Seeing these kids and hearing their stories, you know there’s plenty of hope for Mexico’s future. Read the full article…