There are no magic answers...

I spoke to many of my relatives over the weekend.

Cd. Juarez remains the main topic of concern.

There are no magic answers, no miraculous methods to overcome the problems we face, just the familiar ones:

Honest search for understanding,


Organization and action that lays the basis for change --

and the kind of commitment that will persist despite the temptations of disillusionment,

despite many failures and only limited successes..

inspired by the hope of a brighter future. - Noam Chomsky

Mexico continues to be mirred in violence - so much so that even the peaceful sierras have become a thoroughfare for a lot of the illicit drugs that are consumed in the US.

I remember traveling to Huasabas (to go for some needed lumber supplies) and as I reached
Aribavi the old pick up truck began to bounce around the already rough dirt road.

I also saw what seemed like a million golf size rocks.

I sensed something was amiss and knew that if I stopped to clear them or investigate that I may find the person or people responsible for spreading them on the road.

I gunned the old truck (an old 72 Ford pick-up) and sped right through.

As soon as I cleared the rough area of the road I steered Southwest  towards the paved road called El Coyote.

Looking back I saw four masked men in camoufage uniforms motioning me to come back.

Immediately I realized that they were not who they were dressed as, because soldiers would have given chase in their own military vehicles or shot at me for not stopping.

I don't know what the solution to Mexico's problem is - I do believe that it is going to take more than just more military involvement.

Make it a dia of prayer!

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