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political sign language, part 3

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political sign language, part 2

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political sign language

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que?

You come across the strangest things in the strangest places, sometimes.

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colombia impressions

Macaws, coarse and strident, screaming overhead. Glorious blue, red, yellow. A pair of quizzical toucans. Steamy swamps. Endless music blaring distorted from over-sized speakers. The last dancers still swaying in the morning light. The road before me. Hot blacktop and traffic. Dust rising under the wheels of trucks. Buses speeding past, inches away, boys hanging […]

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smile

Dentistry is big in Guatemala.

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disinterest

It a hard line to push. Somehow it just doesn’t seem as attractive as capitalism’s false promise of whatever you want, including eternal youth and beauty.

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lake peten itza

After another brief stretch of highway, I find myself at San Andres on the shores of Lake Izta Peten and I circle the lake on an unpaved road away from Flores and towards Tikal, yet another ancient Mayan ruin. I ride around the lake on the track rolling up and down hills through the hot […]

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the running man

The running man is a nice touch in pedestrian traffic management. Road crossings in Mexico are governed by a timer that counts down the seconds, accompanied by an animated figure which starts out walking calmly but as the seconds tick by starts running faster and faster. I find this endlessly entertaining but of no practical […]

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talking to god

Puebla has a lot of church-going folk but not all of them have a clear understanding of the best way to attract God’s attention, apparently.

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