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If you’re one of the folks who has been looking for a description of what’s happening on the U.S./Mexico border, then this blog is for you. If you’re one of the folks who didn’t know the U.S. has a border with Mexico, well, then this blog is for you too.
2011-06-26 02:12
This blog has been suspended for the time being. Feel free to browse past posts (linked on the right, down the page) and photos (album to the direct right).For further reading on what's hap… Read More
2011-02-19 05:56
Nighttime temperatures can dip into the teens this time of year. Two weeks ago, during a cold snap, temperatures were in the single digits for four nights straight. Daytime temperatures neve… Read More
2010-09-10 16:25
Norberto is 26. He's from Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico, where his wife and 5 month old son are.On Norberto's fifth day in the desert, he decided he couldn't continue. At a water station--the… Read More
2010-08-19 11:36
Hernan had been out for five days.A member of a group of 60 people, he said that they had kept mostly to the mountains. When Hernan was left behind, or split from the group, or became lost… Read More
2010-06-04 02:55
On a flight from Phoenix to Philadelphia recently I sat next to a woman who had just come through the desert.  She took interest in the Spanish phrases I was studying—‘when… Read More
2010-06-04 02:52
There was a steady breeze at camp last Saturday, no clouds, only sun, raising temperatures up towards 95 degrees.In the early afternoon a group of six men walked in.  They had been in t… Read More
2010-04-04 06:59
Red Bull cans litter trails used by people moving north.Folks move constantly out in the desert--during the day and through the night--walking for miles and miles, elevation changing in feet… Read More
2010-03-21 02:19
It froze every night last week.  Our camp was on top of a hill in an area called Chavez Siding--about 15 miles north of the border.  Each morning a thick frost covered the camp, an… Read More
2010-02-05 01:47
It's been raining in the desert.The washes have filled and the canyons have been rushing with water, overflowing out onto roads, making slight dips impassable.Loose terrain has been washed a… Read More
2009-12-18 00:26
As I was driving on Ruby Road yesterday, about 9 a.m., I came across a man stumbling in the opposite direction along the gravel shoulder.Ruby Road cuts right through a primary crossing area… Read More

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