Monthly Archives: June 2012

I am leaving in the morning

…and will be in Houston by the time you read this. And I got a lot done, but not as much as I wanted to, and I have really only started. I am up for a month’s stay, or so, in the United States. I have two rides home from the airport, three phone calls to make when I get there, an appointment and a class Monday morning, and a social event Tuesday night. Wednesday is a holiday, and on the weekend I expect to go to New Orleans. It is a whole life set up I have there. But I will be in the foreign land longer than a month. I would feel a lot better if I had a return ticket for August.

Here is an interesting apartment to rent short term, although I am sure one can do still better. Here is an interesting one to buy. The listings will go away but I want to remember the websites.

«Cuando mires que me voy / rogarás por mí al Creador / y me mandas un suspiro de amor / Porque sabes que yo soy / ángeles que manda Dios / a que cuiden a tu amor que se fue.»



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Stolen from the UNAM

This is the map they post of how to get from the Centro Cultural Universitario to the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas. They also provide detailed directions for three modes of transportation. See how organized and user friendly they are.


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Semites of Mexico City

Of course I knew I was renting from an Arab-Mexican, but now I have noticed that my laundry shop is not only Arab-Mexican, but outright Islamic. Then I strongly suspect my tailor, Abraham Pérez, of Judaism, and now, near his shop, I bought a glass of carrot juice from a very Mexican style, if light skinned (for this far south) man whose name turned out to be Leo Schwartzman Katz. I am beginning to have the impression that there are certain streets, or perhaps even just blocks, that correspond heavily to nationalities and religions. Do you know anything about this?


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Names like Stellan

I liked this film for the reasons the reviewer does, and I liked looking at the credits, with all the Viking-style names.

The subtitles were faint and hard to read, so I listened closely to the words; it was amazing how much Oslo Norwegian I could understand.



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México, D.F., Zócalo tonight

This was the scene late this afternoon / early this evening on the Plaza de la Constitución, Mexico City, as PRD candidate AMLO closed his campaign. (Look how you can see the mountains that ring the city.) I did not go because I wanted to do work, but it was a major event and it was recorded.

According to one account, there were 1.4 million people in attendance. Other figures I have seen are 200,000 and 2,000,000.



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From the Daily Kos


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No he terminado de estar aquí

Work on computer files
Call my T.A.
Follow up on my denied grant
Finish site for that Cultural Studies course
Make plans for New Orleans and Austin
Work on fiction Started, keep going
I must also work on paper correspondence
Update membership in professional societies
Do academic work
Continue acquiring films for course (see this book) Films with subtitles are as expensive as at home so I will buy from there. I must remember to do this, start doing it as soon as I get home.
Work out
Do home repair and garden work

Set up Fall courses
Do academic work
Go to Austin and read their library
Entertain those Cypriots
Finally get to the mending

Investigate Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas.
Investigate Casa Citaltéptl Stellar, must return constantly.
Try to find those two writers half done, and I am leaving the other to chance or next year, when I will also seriously go to readingsand I got hold of some different people, but I want more, more, I am still not satisfied.
Do more academic work and go to more galleries generally.
Go to the experimental ceramics workshop and apply to join as a student.
Wander around more in Sta. María La Ribera.
Participate in Sunday’s municipal bicycle ride (assuming I can get hold of a bicycle to use).
Go to the current gallery shows downtown, including at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. 
Visit Tlaxcala, perhaps on a weekend, and Taxco, perhaps on a weekday.
Visit some of the fancier branches of the Librería Porrúa – the matriz on Rep. Argentina, for instance, and the branch by the Colegio Nacional.
Seriously browse the FCE bookstores.
Go to the Casa del Poeta and all the theatres.



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