La Fiesta de Los Locos is CRAZY

The festival of crazies was this week in San Miguel de Allende, and as it’s name indicates, it was a fun, loud, long and delightful parade celebrating the Festival of San Anthony of Padua. Held annually in mid-June (when the pandemic doesn’t shut it down) this parade of thousand weaves throughout downtown and lasts around… Continue reading La Fiesta de Los Locos is CRAZY

Buddy Holly · Crickets · football

50 Words Post

Buddy Holly The day the music died. No, just a piece of my heart. No new words sung, new sounds heard, new beats felt from the young man just 30 miles away. Buddy Holly was gone, a legend lost in the snow, leaving the cold Crickets to chirp in the grieving silence. Modern Gladiators The… Continue reading 50 Words Post

Brew n Spew Cafe · festive · San Miguel de Allende · St. Michael's Feast

St. Michael’s Feast is SMA’s Home Grown Festival

I’m a bit late with my word prompt entry sponsored by Eugenia’s Brew n’ Spew Cafe, but this week’s celebrations in San Miguel seemed to fit the topic: Festive. See more entries for the prompt at https://amanpan.com/2019/09/25/brewnspewcafe-september-23-2019-2/#comments   Mexicans do know how to party, and they are eager to take to the streets, parks, and… Continue reading St. Michael’s Feast is SMA’s Home Grown Festival

Dr. Grace Lim · luncheon · non profit · So Others May Eat

So Others May Eat—S.O.M.E

Wednesday was Mother’s Day in Mexico and 242 grandmothers received a free meal, a red rose, an apron, slushies and live entertainment, all provided by So Others May Eat non-profit in San Miguel de Allende. Mothers listened to live music at the Mother’s Day Luncheon in San Miguel I volunteered as a server at the… Continue reading So Others May Eat—S.O.M.E

Black and White Photographs · Nadia Merrill · nancy merrill photography · Photo A Week Challenge

Photo A Week Challenge: Black and White

Live music abounds in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and I caught this trio sharing their talents on the Ancha recently. See more great black and white photos on Nancy Merrill’s Photo-a-Week Challenge at https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/a-photo-a-week-challenge-black-white-2/

dancing · festivals · festive · Festivities · music · Musicians · parades · parties

Mexican Festivities

There is a festival/celebration/holiday/fiesta/parade or some other kind of excitement happening in San Miguel de Allende almost every weekend, and often during the middle of the week. And they are fun to watch and even participate in, if one is so inclined. I’m never certain what the celebrations are all about, many honor heroes, revolutions,… Continue reading Mexican Festivities

concert · musings · themes · topics

Are We at the Same Concert?

It is recommended, in fact, urged, for a column writer to have a topic or theme to their musings in order to keep their readers engaged. I fail that test. If you are a regular or random follower of my weekly (irregular) contributions, you know I write about whatever comes to my mind, thus leaving… Continue reading Are We at the Same Concert?

Color · Colored doors · construction · Mexico · music · San Miguel de Allende · work

Change for the Better?

San Miguel de Allende is different from any other place I’ve lived. Of course, that can be said about all cities. Through the years I’ve been aware of the energy or heartbeat of towns, even if they are neighbors. Whether it is a subdivision surrounded by a larger metropolitan complex, or a tiny burg separated… Continue reading Change for the Better?

mopping · Second Wind Leisure · sweeping · waiting tsbles

Work–Sunday Stills

This week’s Sunday Stills is all about working, as in Labor as in Labor Day. I found some pictures taken across the globe of people earning a living doing different tasks. See more Sunday Stills photos at https://secondwindleisure.com/2018/09/02/sunday-stills-whistle-while-you-work/   Waiting tables in an Oklahoma cafe                    Mopping a… Continue reading Work–Sunday Stills

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge · instruments · men · music · Musicians

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge–Music and Instruments

Music and parades are always prominent in San Miguel de Allende and this band added a delightful sound to a celebration around the Jardin. Interestingly, a woman is a member of this band, which is unusual. See more pictures at: https://ceenphotography.com/2018/08/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-week-5-photo-music-guitar-instrument-men-coffee-etc/