Mission Accomplished

I haven’t posted here in ages, but not because I’ve forgotten about Thrums Books. I’ve been up to my elbows in Maya Threads: A Woven History of Chiapas, and now it’s finally ready to go to press. I spent a good part of yesterday cleaning my desk of the loose parts – literally five reams […]

An Easter Parade

Coincidentally, I’ve spent parts of the past three Easter seasons in either Mexico or Guatemala. Compared to the sedate Easters of my childhood or the flurries of Peeps and candy eggs I see now at every turn, what I’ve experienced in Latin America is dramatic, moving, sometimes startling. Let me share. A church in a […]

On the Road With Joe Coca

Joe Coca

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I just witnessed the visual equivalent of about five million words being created over the course of a couple of weeks. The place: Guatemala. The picture maker: Joe Coca. The project: an upcoming book on traditional textile workers in Guatemala, by Deborah Chandler with Terésa Cordon. […]

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