Getting Ready for a Week in Celestun


Live vicariously through Stephen Dennstedt as he prepares to go off to another exotic location.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

10404023_677778548943750_2540877474589894587_o Stephen F. Dennstedt

It has actually been an emotionally charged week here in paradise. The recent passing of my ex-wife, the mother of my son, has reignited old memories I thought were long-buried. I dropped off the grid about six years ago and have been pretty successful in eliminating stress from my life (and with it the anger that had become almost a constant companion). Thoreau’s observation that: The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperationno longer applies to me. And it still doesn’t but the possibility always exists. I will not go back to that life.

I’ve been back in Merida, Yucatan for over a month (wow time really flies when you’re wasting away in Margarita-ville). The weather has been perfect with sunny days and warm temperatures (80°F to 95°F) and its been great reconnecting with old friends. Joel and I are living cheap with the peso…

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