Thoughts

Mexico City Madness

It’s not easy to live in the Mexico City metro area. It really seems like the city government gets together and brainstorms how to make living here more onerous. on·er·ous ˈōnərəs,ˈänərəs/adjective adjective: onerous–involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome. Ah yes, oppressively burdensome. Mexico life in general is complicated. This past …

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Being Bi-cultural (part 1) Kid’s Education

Being bi-cultural is wonderful, but it’s also challenging. Probably the biggest area of difficulty for a bi-cultural family is learning and maintaining both cultures. This becomes especially relevant when considering children’s education. No matter how you slice it, educating kids in two languages and two educational systems is complicated. Home schooling has offered a legitimate …

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Good Neighbors

Long ago as part of my orientation to Mexico I was required to read a short book about the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. It was entitled Good Neighbors, by John Conlon. The book talked about the significant differences between the two countries, but in a positive, constructive way. We need a positive, more …

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Too Fearful to be Sorrowful

Yes, it has been quite a week in the United States. A quick look at social media highlights the divide. Rainbows decorate the White House and Facebook. Christians the likes of Franklin Graham, Albert Mohler and John Piper have all addressed the issue of U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding gay marriage. I sense an undercurrent …

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If Our Van Could Talk

With a little help from the Reider family and our home church, Wolc (thanks!), we purchased a 1 year old 2003 Chevrolet Astro Van back in 2004. About four years ago, we “Mexicanized” the van, removing the Texas plates and putting Mexican plates on it. It has served us well. Some of the more memorable …

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