Books Worth a Look

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave - This book is a must read. Better than anything else I've read, it takes you vividly into the life of a person in the 3rd world who has no choice but to escape. It is brilliantly written & works well as an audio book. Often I've sent info about the wonderful refugees I've met in Europe. We know only so much of their plight as it is painful for them to recall much less live through again by recounting it. But over time it is clear what they've lived through. This book is excellent as you discover the horrors of their world. Somewhat how to me, it is like being in Europe near a Concentration Camp. One has an obligation to visit it. 'Never to Forget.' In this case, to have our eyes opened.
  • Garbage King by Eliz Laird - The book is set on the streets on Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia and here lives Mamo and his sister Tiggist. When Mamo's "uncle" offers a job, he soon sets out on a bus to work. Little does he know that he is actually being sold into slavery...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blowing Up Judas ! San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - Easter Sunday

I leave for Mexico in 4 days. Part of my plan for waiting through this snow - aHHH - was to be able to be in a Spanish country for Holy Week. Spiritually my favorite week of the year; it's also quite colorful in Spanish countries.

I'm not sure how the spiritual gets in here! But it does sound unique,
Take a look on You-tube!

You'll probably like the politician aspect in this description! And I wasn't even referring to GWHB! - honest.

After days and days of solemn processions, through Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter, the people of San Miguel de Allende mark Noon on Easter Sunday by stringing up effigies of Judas and blowing them up (about 20 this year). Often, the "Judas" looks more like a politician (GHWB made it two years ago), or pretty much any character who needs to get blown up.

Phil More from Queretaro, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende in March !

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Thoughts on the amazing people I get to meet.

Rich, my 19 year old friend, soon to be Franciscan and recent community member at Haley House in Boston. An article he wrote.