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Rolly


Sep 14, 2014, 8:35 PM

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Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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http://redshoesarebetterthanbacon.wordpress.com/...t-home-in-michoacan/

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Brian

Sep 15, 2014, 5:56 AM

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Re: [Rolly] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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As always, there are two sides to the same coin.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/...ll-take-up-arms.html


RickS


Sep 15, 2014, 9:40 AM

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Re: [Brian] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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Or another way of saying it is, "some people's glass is half full and some are nearly empty".


Brian

Sep 15, 2014, 10:44 AM

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Re: [RickS] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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Or another way of saying it is, "some people's glass is half full and some are nearly empty".


Agreed. Expats being the former and the suffering Mexican people of the region are the latter. They live in parallel universes.


jreboll

Sep 15, 2014, 11:12 AM

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Re: [Brian] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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I think Jennifer Rose was just writing about how she felt. Life is too short for us gauging our level of comfort based on how other people are doing.


kathleengam

Sep 15, 2014, 1:36 PM

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Re: [jreboll] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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I liked her story. It's uplifting to see someone proud of their heritage and homeland. It's ok, so let's please not p--- on someone else's parade.


smokesilver

Sep 15, 2014, 6:47 PM

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I agree.


La Isla


Sep 15, 2014, 7:25 PM

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Me too! Doom and gloom all the time makes for an unhappy life.


tashby


Sep 15, 2014, 10:25 PM

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Re: [Rolly] Jennifer Rose has written a nice tribute to her home state

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As she mentions, the majority of it was written 12 years ago. The interesting bit (for me) is her re-affirmation at the end. Which does include some "Despite the changes since then thoughts..."

"I wrote that a dozen years ago, dashing it off in a few minutes one evening. Felipe Calderon, Morelia’s own, had yet to become president. Narcos were around even then, but they weren’t the center of our universe. Maestras and normalistas overtook the streets, but they were a much quieter bunch back in the day. There was no cuota to the Pacific shores. Altozano was barely a twinkle in its fathers’ eyes. And still, Michoacán remains the best damn state in the Republic. Every time since, when my plane lands at MLM, when I cross over the Michoacán state line, I know I’m home.

Thanks for the link, Rolly. Thanks for the post Jennifer Rose.
 
 
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