Closure Comes in Waves: My Thoughts on the Recent News

By lilydavine | July 10, 2019

Photo Caption: Taken on a Recent Hike in a Burned Forest Area.  Reminded me of myself, new bits of growth from a burnt and scarred stump.   Closure has not come easy since the murder of John Galton. This is mainly due to the fact that the situation was still honestly still so wide open…

Temezcal: A Mexican Tradition Guaranteed to Fuck You Up

By lilydavine | July 6, 2019

Photo Caption: This photo is of a different temezcal than the one I was in. This is at the top of a hill at Parque Papagayo in Acapulco.   This was written more than 3 months ago when I was still living in Acapulco basically hiding out from police and other potential risks. At the suggestion…

The First Sunset: Pie de la Cuesta Reflections

By lilydavine | June 30, 2019

Now that I’ve been gone from Acapulco for nearly 2 months I’m starting to feel the aches for the place I called home for 3 years. I don’t envy the heat that my friends are dealing with down there right now but I do miss that city and those beaches, the coarse grained sand. It’s…

Finding Comfort in a Crochet Needle: How I’ve Kept my Sanity

By lilydavine | June 29, 2019

I’ve been involved with the fiber arts since before I was five, when I started tying hemp jewelry macrame style to sell at music festivals.   In middle school I had a short stint with knitting but found the needles to be extremely restricting so I never moved beyond scarves. I found crochet just before…

Acapulco’s Archaeological Site: Palma Sola Petroglyphs

By lilydavine | June 22, 2019

Acapulco has it all and one of it’s best kept secrets is the Palma Sola Archaeological Site.  The above photo was taken of me taking photos of the stones by the man I refer to as my gringo Dad.   I wouldn’t have even known this place existed if John hadn’t found it on Google…

Carnivore Diet Recipes: How to Render Your Own Beef Tallow

By lilydavine | June 21, 2019

While the carnivore diet has become extremely trendy, most average people don’t really understand the extent of it. It’s not about just removing veggies or even grains, it’s about removing everything that isn’t meat, animal fat and salt(although some do seasonings). Often times for those who are doing this for health reasons: no spices, no…

15 Books that Shaped Me

By lilydavine | June 19, 2019

Putting it simply, my childhood was pretty crazy, so I spend much of it reading books. Until I was 18 I read only fiction, losing myself in the stories in the books to forget about the ridiculous shit often going on in my own life. My earliest memories of my Mom are of her with…

Acapulco Botanical Garden: Trip Down Memory Lane with Friends

By lilydavine | June 15, 2019

If you followed me before as @lily-da-vine you know that I shared just about every detail of my life for almost 3 years, in real time as it happened. I still capture as much as I used to but am caught putting my security over my need to share. Lucky me I have a backlog…

Mexico City Madness: A Quick Trip to Mexico’s Capital

By lilydavine | June 13, 2019

*Featured Image Taken by a friend at a hilltop castle in Mexico City* Over the last 5 months I’ve been gathering my adventures as I move around Mexico to determine a new home base. I made a pit stop in Mexico City although it was just passing through as if there’s one thing I know…you’d…

Acapulco Adventures: La Roqueta Island Adventure

By lilydavine | June 5, 2019

I lived in Acapulco for three years nearly as a local but never experienced some of the special things Aca has to offer, like the island La Roqueta.   It’s pretty much empty save for a few restaurants, market and a military base.  It costs 70 pesos to get there by glass bottomed boat, which…