The Aztec Owl

The Aztec Owl

By Kirby Vickery from the December 2017 Edition Of late, I have been writing articles about animals and other objects and how each one of them fit into Aztec Mythology. I do this when I’m not in Manzanillo. While there,...
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Mexican Marigolds

Mexican Marigolds

By Kirby Vickery from the November 2017 Edition Have you ever looked into a marigold flower and wondered just how many petals it has? The Aztecs did and discovered that there are anywhere up to 280 of them in a...
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“R”-Rated Aztec Mythological Stories of Worse

“R”-Rated Aztec Mythological Stories of Worse

By Kirby Vickery from the October 2017 Edition Almost every people have, and then leave behind, their mythological stories. Some are fanciful, some are fun, and some are educational. Most tell a story of why something is the way it is...
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Manzanillo Shopping

Manzanillo Shopping

By Kirby Vickery from the August 2017 Edition I know from experience that shopping for anything in the States usually comes down to you having to pay the asking price or, according to the seller, “You can get it somewhere else!”...
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Maintenance

Maintenance

By Kirby Vickery from the August 2017 Edition I am not enthralled with the installation and maintenance efforts of some groups of people that do that sort of thing here in Manzanillo. I understand that Mexico has standards for the building,...
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A Manzanillo Fish Story

By Kirby Vickery from the July 2017 Edition Oh Hear Ye, Hear Ye! I have finally had the most successful fishing thing happen in Mexico since 1991 when I went down along the Baja California coast (just south of Tijuana)...
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On the Beach

On the Beach

By Kirby Vickery from the June 2017 Edition When I first started writing for the Manzanillo Sun, Freda and I decided that it should be about living in Manzanillo. However, when her illness set in, and we found ourselves far...
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Quetzalcoatl’s Return

Quetzalcoatl’s Return

By Kirby Vickery from the May 2017 Edition Quetzalcoatl (pron. Quet-zal-co-at) was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The god known as the Plumed Serpent is a mixture of bird and rattlesnake. Quetzalcoatl’s name is a combination...
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Aztec Music

Aztec Music

By Kirby Vickery from the April 2017 Edition Happy spring time everyone. It is the time for nature’s rebirth and the lands are full of life, music, color (or colour depending), dance and happiness. One of the more flamboyant styles...
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The Aztec and the Ant

The Aztec and the Ant

By Kirby Vickery from the March 2017 Edition The Aztec mythological ‘Beginning’ fables are one of the most complete sets of stories in the world. Mythologically, they tied everything back to being a gift of the gods. Even though there...
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