Read: The Line Becomes a River

Whoever recommended this book, thank you. If you have any interest in the border then read this book. What is this book? A detailed, historical look at the region? No. A book of facts and statistics? Not really. This book … Read More

READ: A Visit to Don Otavio

A friend gave me this book. Mexico. Travel. But don’t view this as a typical travel book because it’s not. 1940’s. A fascinating study of Sybille Bedford’s time in country. What I love about “A Visit to Don Otavio” is … Read More

Read: My Lost Rolls

Yep, that’s me. Mid 1990’s. Flannel shirt, long hair, Canon EOS1v, wire rimmed glasses. A walking billboard to the grunge movement. Pearl Jam was my favorite band. But why am I showing you this? We recently embarked on a collaborative … Read More

Read: First Stop in the New World

I have to admit, my view of Mexico City was similar to author David Lida’s when he made his first trip. “Ah, Mexico City…crime, pollution, kidnappings, etc.” And after reading this book, yes, true to some degree, but perhaps not … Read More

Read: El Narco by Ioan Grillo

Wow. How much of this do I want to know? All of it. This is a history book punctuated by intense, first-person, real-world, detailed accounts. Within the first ten pages you begin to wonder how a book like this even … Read More

The BackStory: Mexican Matador

Welcome to the latest episode of The BackStory. This little beauty comes to you from the far reaches of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta to be exact. I was there doing one thing and ended up doing another. I found the bullfights. … Read More