La Vida Eclectico -The “eclectic life” succinctly sums us up.
We are historians, anthropologists, seminarians, volunteers, teachers, and even retired CSI´s. We have worked in or are still working at all manner of jobs and diverse professions from carpentry, roofing, cabinet making, contracting, farming, ranching, truck driving, as educators, cooks, aquaculturists, physiotherapists, university researchers, and now researching our own projects and interests which include profitable and sustainable reforestation, indigenous medicinal plants and trees, permaculture, and the on-site development, production, and use of our own environmentally friendly, organic pesticide alternatives and also petro-chemical-free, organic fertilizers as well as non-commercial, on-site production of organic animal and fish feeds.
We are slowly evolving permaculturalists, organic gardeners/farmers. We are for decades involved in food politics and food sovereignty, Climate Change and Global Warming. That´s right, these issues are very real, indeed crucial, and it is also true that in fact the world, our fragile planet, is indeed round and not flat as too many of the worshipers of folly and the darker sides, the dangerous, the truly subversive sides of ignorance would have us believe.
We are morally and personally offended by people in places of power who lie, manipulate, start, maintain, and profit from illegal wars and whatever other means of domination, and who not only ignore and disrespect their own constitutions, institutions, and citizens but systematically seem to do everything they can to undermine them in the name of freedom, justice, and far too often, God. Hypocrites, sycophants, power addicts, and shameless prostitutes for and defenders of the Dollar or whatever other currency are of course welcome but may often not like what they read on our postings. We will nevertheless be watching them, talking about them, their dubious deeds and machinations. Count upon us.
So yes, we will “do” politics. We will “do” science, as well as history, culture, and anthropology and yes, we do hug and plant trees every time we get the chance. At least some of us are directly involved in supporting indigenous local Yucatecan endangered species. “Is that really political?”, you may be thinking? Because any of these issues inevitably have something to do with habitat preservation, or more often destruction, the answer is “Probably in most cases”. In any case we think these are interesting and important topics and we like, at times feel compelled to be, talking about them so maybe we´ll all learn something from this and other peoples´ good efforts.
We always endeavor to be as “objective” as possible, double-checking our facts and history, but be advised that we make no claim to always being, or claiming to be, “objective”. It´s our blog, Truth is our goal, and surely our presentation and understanding of Truth and reality in all of their shades, qualities, and permutations is a work in progress. We accept that no matter how hard we try our efforts may at times be imperfect in some cases. FYI, we welcome legitimate questions, criticisms, and corrections. Such is life and life is short so let´s do the best we can for as long as we are here, shall we?
I know the name of the blog ( I should because I chose it) is YucatánBlog.com. We will indeed be writing a lot about things Yucatecan and Mexican but, as the title should make clear upon closer inspection, we will be commenting on all manner of things, happenings, and issues mainly but not always …”From the Mayan Yucatán” not necessarily only about the Mayan Yucatán. That afterall would not be terribly eclectic would it? So, let´s get on with it shall we? Pull out all the stops and warp speed ahead Mr Sulu!
Two final quick comments: #1. This blog will, as time permits, be offered bi-lingually or at times only in Spanish, depending upon our mood or who is writing. We´ll leave it to those resourceful folks truly interested to find a way to read or translate these pieces. Meantime, we will continue our efforts to figure out how to upload and make function the Google Translator program ASAP.
#2. As simple as it is supposed to be, WordPress has proven to be anything but for us not-so-techy types so please bear with us as we hopefully master the overall learning curve in the very near future.
¡Bienvenidos! Thanks sincerely for stopping by! We hope you will be inspired to do so often.
¡Viva la Verdad! ¡Viva la Yucatán! ¡Viva Mexico!