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The state of Veracruz is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Elevation varies from sea level to the Pico de Orizaba, Mexico’s highest peak at 5,636 m (18,490.8 ft) above sea level. 383 more words


Burning the ships and sailing away

The legendary Alexander the Great built an empire that, at its height, stretched from Ancient Greece to India. One of his strongest and most formidable enemies was the Persian Empire of Darius III. 767 more words


DPF / Martinez

For Sunday, from heredities, the 2010 Walt Whitman winner.

from The Quietest Heaven / by J. Michael Martinez

a blanched nightgown
whispering against tile


Robert E. Lee's Mexican "Noche Triste"

… one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation …

That was how Ulysses S. Grant described the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 in his…

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Tomato guy

Oh, look. I just made this tomato guy.

Hey, Tomato Guy. I’m learning some stuff about you today.

  • Your scientific name lycopersicum means “wolf peach,” and people used to think that witches could turn into werewolves if they ate your cousin the nightshade.
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Quick And Delicious Dishes

Day 2 (for sure): The Cortez Contrast.

As an art student, I have long-realized the importance of contrast, as a twin even more personally so. The optimistic needs the pessimistic. The intellectual needs the creative, and the old needs the new. 302 more words


Entering the City

“This great city of Tenochtitlán is built on the salt lake, and no matter by what road you travel there are two leagues from the main body of the city to the mainland. 235 more words