Aboriginal Rituals

A couple years back, I stumbled on a surprising reference to the astonishing longevity of Aboriginal shamans living in the Australian outback. Reliable birth records aren't available before the early 20th century, but government officials have noted an astounding number of nonagenarians and centenar...

There's a long funeral service in Nuevo Laredo

Now, I don't know if you know Nuevo Laredo. It's a Mexican border town, just across the Rio Grande from Laredo, TX. There's lots of American expats on the south side of the border and a lot of Mexican expats on the north side of the border, and large extended families spread their tendrils regardles...

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