Pirate Grave – Isla Mujeres

20140305_065812

This is the grave of Fermin Anonio Mundaca y Marecheaga who considered himself a pirate.  

When visiting this grave I feel a deep sense of fascination for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I had such a magical experience in Spain that visiting sites where Spaniards were active in their empire days makes history actually come alive.  Here I am, here he *was supposed to be* and through different routes we have crossed paths in two different parts of the world missing each other by 185 years.  

Friday Night

Yet again, long time no post.  When I look back it seems that I tend to get motivated, it drops off then I get motivated again and so on. 

Well, tonight being Friday night it was Netflix night.  We watched a pretty good one called “Mother and Child.”  But as my mind tends to drift I actually started to think about why I do not post so much anymore. 

Interconnection – Muslims, Mexicans, California and Conquistadors

Recently, I have decided to call California home for the long term.  It has been difficult to let go of the possible return to life in Asia but using the techniques laid out in my post “Mind Control” I’ve been able to do so and am enjoying myself!  (I simply decided to become enthusiastic about it and so it was)

In order to to ease my mind in this mental transition, I have decided to turn inward and study the history of California.  At first, my aim was to discover local, historical places of interest for weekend jaunts.  But what I have quickly learned is that California has been a crossroads for all the major cultures I enjoy!  Further, in a way it connects my past with the present.

Recently, I have decided to call California home for the long term.  It has been difficult to let go of the possible return to life in Asia but using the techniques laid out in my post “Mind Control” I’ve been able to do so and am enjoying myself!  (I simply decided to become enthusiastic about it and so it was)

In order to to ease my mind in this mental transition, I have decided to turn inward and study the history of California.  At first, my aim was to discover local, historical places of interest for weekend jaunts.  But what I have quickly learned is that California has been a crossroads for all the major cultures I enjoy!  Further, in a way it connects my past with the present.