Moving on Up! (Or perhaps just over)

Greetings, all!

The time has come to migrate my site to a place that I hope will be easier for both you and me to use: I’ve gone to Substack!

Those of you who are subscribed to my blog through email have been automatically transferred over (I think/hope/pray), but those who are following me through a WordPress account will need to subscribe over there to continue receiving notifications when I write something new.

For now, this should be your last email notification from this site; from now on, they’ll be arriving through Substack.

Thank you all so much for reading, commenting, and encouraging me personally. You make me excited to keep this writing thing going! 🙂

I’ll see you over there in my new place in a bit. Again, here’s the link:

¡Hasta pronto, amigos míos!


7 thoughts on “Moving on Up! (Or perhaps just over)

  1. I have lived full time, never left Mexico in 15 years
    I live not in a gringo area
    I have accidentally gone to the wrong house
    Knocked on the door
    A home thankfully owned by Mexicans
    No one shot me
    They took me out onto the street and helped me find my actual destination
    They involved the entire hood
    Very kind
    I backed my car up into my neighbours (I’m Canadian we spell that word different from American English)
    Any way I backed my car up into their drive way
    They came out
    Not to shoot me but to wave a rag and help me to navigate the procedure
    Then went out onto the street to be sure my exit was safe
    They waved and smiled
    Like old friends
    I wore a hoodie and walked freely around all my Mexican neighbourhoods (there’s that word again
    Except here
    We call them
    Nope no one tried to shoot me
    I was even running
    They knew it was a chilly evening or it was my choice of wardrobe
    Ha ha ha
    Do I feel safe
    I feel loved
    Watched over
    Taken care of
    Ya al should try it out
    You’ll be so pleasantly surprised how well you will be treated

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  2. maybe you should have continued your mantra: Up to the Eastside.

    Not sure if you are old enough to remember All in the Family/The Jeffersons. But that was part of their theme song.

    In a sense, you are Moving on up to the Eastside. You are in Xalapa, Veracruz, and I imagine you don’t have a lot of gringa support.

    Good luck in your transition.

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