Mexico

43 missing students and the Marine who was jailed for over two hundred days are Mexico’s most recent memories. My perception is to cast favor to those who live and work in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California. This  is beachy, golfie,  relaxing place. For me it was a place of people who needed help.  In my mid 20,s I was an altruistic nurse and for  two years every month I’d fly down to work at the clinic. A full Saturday of vitals health history and minor surgeries. A military husband and wife,  both physicians manage to treat a great number of people.  I was in awe.  A lot of the people wanted  “Vermox” for amoebic dysentery.  One time a family brought an elderly man who was actively dying. With the most delicate and sensitive discussion he was given Valium and morphine and returned home. One month we gave money to the mayor of Colonia del Sol to put in a working toilet and sink. Next month new mayor no sink or toilet Dinero? ¡Que?!. Learning quickly,  things needed were done on site and paid off after work was completed.  The colony was an eyesore for the mayor and he treated it that way.  Households (shacks) had two large plastic barrels one potable and the other for anything else. Guess they got the barrels mixed up and that became a way of life. Lomas del Sol is the name of the colony now and my

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friend said that is the only thing that has changed.

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Cruise Countdown

Poker is a game I enjoy playing, I also enjoy traveling so combine both and you got Card Players Poker Cruises. My trip leaves in a few days and I have yet to play any poker for months and months. I ran into a gal I know from my past poker days and her and I agreed. Poker has kinda faded away for both of us. Both she and I started a few years before the scene went crazy. Tournaments with 120 people became more like 1200. I thought it would be a field of dreams but it became a nightmare. Winning or at least making it into the money was becoming more and more elusive. I switched games and that helped but the players I’m up against having been playing Omaha hi-Lo poker longer than I’ve been alive. And the bankroll, yes you need a bankroll. One of the regulars I know that shows up on this cruise with his super hot European tan wife, and he has a lot of moohla. At the Venetian in Las Vegas, he often is seen at the Omaha 30$-60$ table which means if you wanna play a hand it’s thirty dollars and goes up after that. I’ll refrain from saying whether or not he’s a good player, but if you got enough money you can handle the swings of the game. I’m more on a teeter totter. I have a crew I’m going with. There are also other crews like the Armenians who bring some kick ass booze so strong that when I drink it my body temperature instantaneously goes up 10 degrees. And the dealers most whom are from Florida are solid aggressive players so when their shift is over and they sit down to play I am totally aware to be on my game. Then there are the owners Jan Fisher and Linda Johnson. Between these two women there are at least a dozen of poker books written. One of the them is in the worlds hall of fame for poker. My crew includes my mom our friend Marian and the driver Jlo and me. I have a feeling that we are gonna have lots of fun and make lots of money because we have The best Luck.

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