A good article about The Sustainable Communities Plan I’ve been working on. Shows how bureaucracy gets in the way of change, often for no apparent reason. Pity about the editing.
This story was first published in issue 25 of Wet Ink.
28 January 2011
I’ve been sneaking glances at him in the rearview mirror ever since he boarded the minivan back in Aleppo. Despite my driver Abuddin’s explanation I’m still puzzled as to his presence. His name is Samir, he’s Abuddin’s friend, he works as a teacher and apparently he’ll be able to educate me in some way on our tour. I wonder if he costs extra. He’s been eating a zaatar and cheese mankoushe and, now finished, he tosses the greasy, translucent paper it came in out the window. He sees me watching and smiles.
Monte Alban and Mitla and El Tule, Oaxaca
Hierve El Agua and around Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
El Rosario Reserva Mariposa Monarca, Michoacan and the butterfly enclosure in Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City
Creel and surrounds, Chihuahua