The Power of Pretending
In today's fast-paced world, fostering strong relationships within families has become increasingly important. Yet, genuine connections can sometimes elude us, causing friction and tension among loved ones. One crucial aspect that often goes overlooked is showing interest in the passions and pursuits of family members. This article delves into the transformative power of pretending to be interested in others' passions, using a personal experience to shed light on the potential for building harmony within families.
The man that helped 40,000 refugees escape from Nazi occupied France
If you haven't done so yet, I highly recommend watching the movie "Schindler's List" as soon as possible. The story of bravery and sacrifice to fight against oppression to save 1,000 souls is incredibly moving, but it's important to remember that there are many more unsung heroes out there. One such hero is Gilberto Bosques, a Mexican diplomat who helped save over 40,000 souls during World War II.
Gertrudis Bocanegra: Mexico's Forgotten Independence Fighter
In the annals of Mexican history, there are few stories as inspiring (and forgotten) as that of Gertrudis Bocanegra. Born in 1765 in the city of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Bocanegra grew up in a family of modest means. Despite this, she was educated and became a skilled embroiderer, which allowed her to support herself. But her life would take a dramatic turn when she became involved in the Mexican War of Independence.
Amelio Robles: A Transgender Hero of the Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution is often remembered as a time of great bravery, courage, and valor, with larger-than-life figures like Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa becoming iconic symbols of the era. But for all its celebration of machismo and masculine strength, the revolution has also been marked by a troubling and persistent homophobia and transphobia, which have served to erase the contributions of many women and LGBTQ individuals who played relevant roles in the conflict.
Specters of a life
It was a cold, dreary day in Raven’s Break. The sky was overcast with ominous clouds that hung low, casting a gloomy pall over everything. There was no rain, but the air was thick with humidity that seemed to hang like a wet blanket over the town, forbidding a rainy afternoon.
Valentina Ramirez: A Revolutionary Heroine of Mexico
Valentina Ramírez Avitia was a Mexican hero who fought bravely alongside Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. She was a trailblazing figure who dared to challenge the status quo and break free from the conventional roles that women were expected to play during her time. She also payed the price for it.
How to pay for your electricity bill in Mexico
Living as an expat in Mexico can be an exciting adventure, but navigating the country's utility services can be a bit daunting. One of the most important utilities to manage is electricity, so we will be focusing on this for this article.