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Living, working, and playing in Mazatlan, Mexico

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Yertle

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The night after the scorpion, we heard Tasha in the garage voicing her "I found something" bark. We both glanced at each other, then in tandem jumped up and bolted for the garage. Before investigating, we called the dogs to us. I had visions of Tasha earning a painful scorpion sting which hurt my heart. We locked the dogs safely in the bedroom and went to see what got Tasha going.

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Ebony Death

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Okay, I'm exaggerating a little. Well, more like a lot. But that's what went though my head when I first laid eyes on the sleek, black scorpion in the garage last night. I had never seen one before, except in pictures, and seeing one in real life, even if it was from a prudently safe distance, was enough to induce an immediate fear reaction and conjure up images of H. R. Giger. That thing was creepy.

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Sunrise

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A Mazatlan sunrise is like no other I have ever experienced. Our position here, nestled in between the ocean and the mountains, does some strange and amazing things with time and light. I don't particularly like to be up early enough to see the sunrise – it's not really my style – but, whenever I am, I never regret it.

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Chivalry Is Not Dead

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The other night, Chuck and I were on the way home when I remembered we needed ice. Buying ice is a necessity this time of year. I am a person who likes my drinks cold, which means many cubes per drink. I own three ice trays – that's the limit my freezer can hold. With the indoor temperature at 90°F, my poor little freezer cannot make ice quickly enough to keep up with my need, so we buy it.

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Becalmed

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We've reached that time of year. The temperature is up. Humidity is at it's worst. It is still. There is not a puff of a breeze to be found anywhere. The rain has pretty much stopped, so there are no sudden storms to bring relief.

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