Just spent a long weekend among the Tuxtla Mountains of Mexico. In the jungles where Mel Gibson filmed Apocalypto's frenetic chase, I enjoyed a motionless tranquility. Experienced the peace we so often seek but seldom find.
On the rippling surface of Lake Catemaco, I saw egrets and ducks nesting thick as flies on waterbound trees. My second book Fresh Wind & Strange Fire will traverse this land of Olmecs and sorcerers.