Sunday, April 17, 2011
Road Babe Dispatch from Guanajuato Mexico
Being a Louisiana native and a Mexican resident, I relished his playful and morbid descriptions of my two homes. The quest for blues had personal meaning for me, a lover of tunes in its myriad of forms and particularly music from my roots. His anecdotal shorts about Mexico hit home, too. Here, where death is a part of daily life, the reaper is never too far from your mind. A funny thing that I discovered reading these two sections of the book was the uncanny similarity between the two places: the heat, the pension for music and spicy food, the wild yet dark nature of the locals, and the borderline obsession with death. In our own unique ways, we share elements of our culture. After a great first read, I’ll be looking forward to the next book of Lyn's outrageous travels. I’m sure you will be too.
Mittie Babette Roger is from Louisiana but lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University and authored the book It's Better to Visit the Shaman Without Questions to Ask. She travels the world volunteering to help disadvantaged children and promoting Blue Iguana Tequila to empower serious drinkers.