A quiet moment under the portales

Not a woman in sight.

BEFORE MOVING south, I used to listen to Dr. Laura on the radio in Houston, Texas. I found her very astute and no-nonsense. There’s always lots of nonsense going around, lots more now up there than when I lived in the United States.

Once she pointed out that it’s women who cause trouble in families, and men who cause trouble between nations. This is very true. Why is that?

What’s left of my family above the Rio Bravo consists of just two people, and both of them are women, a sister and a daughter.

My sister is impossible to relate to due to being a political fanatic of the feminist, lesbian, Bolshevik, anti-man variety. I admit some lesbians are nice people but, sadly, my sister is not one of them. She is so explosive that both our parents were afraid of her. They have since died, but I don’t think she had anything to do with that.

My daughter was just 5 years old when her mother and I parted. This, not to put too fine a point on it, is not a good thing for a 5-year-old. Making the situation worse, her mother and a new beau took off for Canada, hiding from the law, when my daughter was 8, not returning till she was 11.

Things have never been the same.

My daughter will be 52 next month. I  have not seen her in over 16 years. I’ve invited her and her husband to visit, but it never happens. My daughter is a woman. Her mother, who has influenced her greatly, is a woman too.

Dr. Laura was perceptive. I look around at my Mexican family now, and I see lots of conflict. It’s invariably the women who cause it. The guys just mind their own business.

I was thinking about this just before I snapped the photo above a couple of days ago. I was having a nice café Americano negro. I usually watch beautiful women walk by, but none were in sight. Maybe that’s why I thought about this issue with women causing family problems. I’m glad I’m a guy, but I cause no problems between nations or anywhere else.

8 thoughts on “A quiet moment under the portales

  1. I used to listen to Dr. Laura, then she got fired for telling the truth. She’s back on Sirius now, but I don’t listen to the radio enough to subscribe.

    My wife worries and complains about her sisters constantly, I deal with my family at arm’s length when the need arises. I too have not caused any international conflicts for quite a while. Nobel Peace Prize should be announced soon. If I win, I will share it with you.


    1. Kris: The no-nonsense Dr. Laura was fun and almost always correct about things. She was done in by the PC police. Didn’t know she had made a comeback of sorts. Good for her.

      Sharing your Peace Prize with me would be very nice. Thanks in advance.


  2. What of men who identify as women or women who identify as men? We are having a problem sorting through all that up here. You know, which bathroom to use, what team you can wrestle on, etc. Then there’s this correct pronoun thing, which is quite confusing and literally impossible to keep up with.

    It’s getting really hard to determine who’s a potential trouble-maker, at home or abroad.


    1. Ray: The issue of which I speak comes from a simpler world. What’s going on in the United States and in much of the rest of what used to be called Western Civilization is another matter altogether. You are going straight down the chute. Just ask Dr. Laura.

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  3. Well I really wanted to comment on this topic. However, I’m not really sure I can add anything to your fine commentary.


  4. So I guess you’ve let both Hillary Clinton and absent fathers off the hook, then?


    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where we know plenty of men who cause problems for their families.


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