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  • Home: A Photo Essay

    I keep trying to write about this and I keep tripping over words. I just can’t do it. I give up! Here are photos of our new home instead.   L-R: outhouse, shower, house     headed up to the barn and guesthouse   a path to the chicken coop We are in love   […]

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  • The Lost Coast

    I didn’t know that places like this still existed in California. Maybe in the Appalachian Mountains or somewhere else in the huge spaces of this country, but… California? I thought I had covered pretty much every part of my native state, and I have never seen anything like this. But then again, I’ve never been to […]

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  • Mile Munching: Driving Through Bliss and a Blizzard

    We crossed the border twice again… I know, I know… no, I don’t know. What the hell is it about us and crossing borders twice in a day? It’s like this insatiable thirst for torturing ourselves. ut whatever, we crossed it twice again, got the dang Banjiercito paperwork done, crossed again and Mikey just about […]

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  • 10 Ways to Rock Your Blog

    My opinion is that blogging is over-saturated in general. The market is full – everyone has a blog these days and the competition to gain readers is pretty intense. I am too off-colour and thoroughly non-inspirational to ever be a raring commercial success – but I have learned a lot in the 6 years I’ve […]

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  • The Way Home: Goodbye, Baja

    We weren’t sad as Myrtle gulped the northern-facing miles down. We were happy to visit the Best Damn Taco Shop Ever, Tacos Los Poblanos in San Quintin. MacQuinn loved the radishes. The asadero (the guy who handled the meat) kept slipping him choice slices of meat, gratis, and Mac-Q thanked him with big gooey smiles […]

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  • The Bane of the Banjercito

    We were going to write a post about this a looooooonnnnng time ago but never got around to it. Maybe it’s because just thinking about paperwork makes me yawn and this is all about paperwork. Okay, we’ll do it though. For the sake of trying to be a helpful blog, I’ll suck it up and […]

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  • When The Locals Act Like Assholes

    We were camping on Tecolote, a beach that was literally a few miles long. The beach was lovely no matter where you were on it – no part was really that much better than another. For the sake of some privacy – and also with a considerate nod to others who were camping (due to […]

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  • Back to Cloth: Returning to Cloth Diapers While Traveling

    We were really getting into the simple life at Los Frailes. 6 weeks living on the beach… seriously. We loved it and felt like crap taking the kids diapers down to the trash every day. Even though we rarely used cloth diapers in the Bay Area, we had some on us and decided we were […]

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  • Unicorns, Magic and Friendly Insects

    The days slipped by like beads upon a rosary, easily, and semi-contemplatively. (I was going to say “quietly”, but we have three kids; who would I be fooling?!) While they were not quiet, the days were easy, moving forward with happiness and in that zennish state you get when you are on the beach for […]

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  • The “Broken” Disabled

     You know what really rubs me wrong? Articles written about the “broken” disabled. You knows what makes the rub worse? When it’s written by a parent of a child with a disability and they are supposedly trying to make things better in the world for their child. You know what’s even worse? – When they are Christian. […]

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  • Visiting CRIT in La Paz, Mexico: Centro de Rehabilitacion Infantil Teleton

    I gotta admit that I was getting a little annoyed. First there was a lot of dead silence from disability organizations in the US that I was trying to contact to make connections with other groups or people in Mexico. I mean, I know people are busy, but gimme a break! Not responding at all, […]

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  • Renting an Apartment in La Paz, Mexico

    When we decided it would be fun to rent an apartment for a month ( and catch up with  our work stuff and home schooling in between hanging out on the Malecon and eating grape paletas, popsicles), we didn’t think too hard about it. We asked around We just started asking around. I asked a […]

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  • Carnival in La Paz, Mexico

    We went to the Carnival here in La Paz recently, while in Decision Stasis. It was our first Carnival and we were pretty excited, thinking thoughts along the lines of NEW ORLEANS and oooh-hoo, sexy RIO! (But to be honest, when I think “Rio” these days, the movie and the bird and his Minnesotan accent […]

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  • Headed North: A Real-Time Update

    Continuing our story in real-time. But first, here are a couple of cute photos of the kids playing in a playground with dance practice going on - This was in Ciudad Constitucion – one of our favorite towns here in Baja (even though it’s not supposed to be). MacQuinn couldn’t stop dancing along with the […]

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  • An Open Letter to Parents of Kids with Special Needs

    Dear Friend, This letter isn’t about appreciating your child. It’s not about loving your child, it’s not about protecting your child or about fighting for access for your child.  I know you do all of that already. This is also not about pointing fingers or trying to shame or make you feel bad.  You don’t […]

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