The Stucco Frieze at Balamkú

We travelled to Calakmul in Campeche, the heart of the Mexican Petén. Once the capitol of the Kingdom of the Snake, Calakmul now lies at the end of dusty, bumpy road in the Calakmul Biospheric Reserve. Famous for its spectacular pyramids, seeing it was the high point of our second trip to the Yucatán Peninsula.… Continue reading The Stucco Frieze at Balamkú

2021, My Year in Listening, Reading, and Seeing

Making a list of the music that entered my life in a given year has become an annual thing (here's 2018, 2019, and 2020). But it never really tells the full story. The second side of my favorite Django Reinhardt LP just finished, for example, as I began to write this. I put it on… Continue reading 2021, My Year in Listening, Reading, and Seeing