Category Archives: El Turista

Baja California del Sur, Chile, Argentina.

A Tale Of Two Stairways

Past, Present, Faulkner

    By LARRY CALLOWAY (C) “My fellow citizens,” Abraham Lincoln said, addressing Congress in December 1863. “We cannot escape history.” The sentiment and, “The past never dies. It is not even past,”  a line from William Faulkner that has been elevated by quote pickers to the status of an aphorism about the South, hummed […]

A Long Time On The Colorado Plateau

What happened there anyway?

Without planning it that way, I have spent a lifetime looking for the Anasazi. In books. In clefts in cliffs, as Gary Snyder put it.

Baja California Travelblog

Turtles, Whales, Dolphins, Pelicans, Clams, Gringos

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We flew into the cape and drove north, but at Todos Santos I reminisced about a better way: through the desert in a 1979 VW bus.

Why A U.S. Invasion of Belize Is Not Imminent (Probably)

Our only vital interest there is Francis Coppola

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My report on the political crisis in the tiny Carribean nation that happens to be located in Central America. Nobody could phone out the story as it happened because the phones were all sabotaged.

Española Rides Low And Slow Toward Santa Fe

Christopher Columbus probably wouldn’t approve

With every trip to the San Luis Valley and back to Santa Fe, I grew fonder of the place. Christopher Columbus liked it too, if my translation is right.