For Whom the Bell Tolls

Time Marches On

Driving in Mexico can be crazy.  Although things have been very smooth, all things considered, navigating the roads and highways in Mexico can be confusing, stressful and tough.  For this reason, My husband and I have a rule: he’s the driver and I’m the navigator.

Emily Miller from Rebelle Rally gave us some great advice: treat your side of the car as your office space with a wall down the middle.  Don’t go into the other persons office space, and vice versa.  Karl thinks I have a difficult time following advice.

I say, not everything is so black and white.  If I see a huge ditch (aka: pothole or large drop off in the middle of the road) 10 yards ahead, and we’re still cruising a good 55 mph, am I supposed to keep my mouth shut?  Just saying.

Truly the best advice (barring any rationale or mental disorder criterion).  Want to know what the single greatest thing about being a navigator is in Mexico?  Dolling out exact change for tolls.  1 peso… 2 pesos… 3 pesos…  ALL those tolls!  Drives my husband nuts 🤪


I am a non-practicing psychotherapist with a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I will be working towards licensure after our travels. During our journey through Mexico and Central and South America I’m exploring other cultural and community value systems and environmental and relational dynamics that influence mental health and happiness. I am also writing a book about anger. The book includes research collected throughout my clinical and academic studies in psychology, as well as personal thoughts and life experiences as a heavy metal musician, and other’s thoughts on and/or experiences with anger.

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