Well, hello again!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I wrote here! Time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve been really busy writing other things. I thought I’d share some of them here.

In the Good Times office. 1990-something?

One of my newest projects is writing a blog for Sotheby’s Mexico about living in Mexico. It’s titled “Mexico On My Mind” and I’ll be doing it every other month; here’s a peek at the first one. (Click on the link to read the whole post.) To me, the regularity of writing a blog is comforting somehow; I think it’s because there’s a connection – a relationship – that develops between the writer and the reader.

In my career I’ve had several of these , and while not called “blogs” per se, they accomplished the same thing: More than a decade of writing weekly food and restaurant columns in the daily newspaper in Santa Cruz, California, and then for one of the weeklies; the editorials I did each month for M! , the magazine I published in Mazatlan for almost a decade.

One of my Santa Cruz restaurant columns, still on display after 20+ years in the still-fabulous Tacos Morenos.

So I guess I need to apologize for neglecting you-all and this blog. (Dare I say I’m making a somewhat-late New Year’s resolution to do better?! I believe so!)

I’ve also been busy writing a weekly food column for Mexico News Daily, one of this country’s most popular online English publications. There’s an inexpensive paywall to read the complete articles, but if you like to cook, check them out and see if it’s worthwhile for you. I write about one ingredient or dish each week, and include recipes.

And of course I’m still writing for CNBC.com about expat life. Here’s my latest article – a bit different than what I’ve written before. I talked to seven expats living all over the world – Colombia, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Costa Rica, Italy – and one man who’s been sailing around the world since 2011 and responded from Morocco.

At any rate, my guess is that those of you in the cold north are thinking more than ever about life in Mexico. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the temperate climate, blue skies and stress-free lifestyle aren’t what everyone wakes up to, and I’m full of gratitude at the choices, decisions and desire that led me here.

The beach that’s 124 steps from my front door!

Going forward, what would you like to hear about? Please send me your questions and I’ll answer them here. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, joyful day!

One Reply to “Well, hello again!”

  1. Hola Janet, Felicidades on your hard work and growing success.

    I wonder if you have suggestions for me. I’m looking for editors as I complete a novel DEVIATIONS FROM THE USUAL PATH, about expats living in Baja California, Mexico; I am seeking a content editor, a copy editor and a proof editor.

    My writing credentials are in the entertainment field not in publishing and I thought you might be a good resource.

    Here is my latest Youtube VLOG from Ensenada, Baja California. https://youtu.be/o_0C4kEHi9w saludos Carol .

    On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 10:40 AM Why We Left: An Anthology of American Women Expats wrote:

    > The Janet Blaser posted: ” I can’t believe how long it’s been since I > wrote here! In my defense, I’ve been really busy writing other things, > including a blog for Sotheby’s Mexico about living in Mexico. It’s titled > “Mexico On My Mind” and I’ll be doing it every other month; here'” >


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