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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Fly Your Dog To Mexico

Rocky

The night I moved to Mexico, it was snowing. I stood in line at YVR with my best friend, who is now Godless Dad, resting my bag on a giant animal crate stuffed full of my other best friend, Rocky. My stomach was in knots. I was about to hand over my baby dog to

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Your Baby To Sleep

My happy man

My son was born in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. At the time, we lived in a small, one bedroom condo just off la Carretera Federal. It was brand new, with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The tiled floor was the brightest, shiniest white and the trim was all made of dark wood. We had

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Bathe Rescue Dogs In The Jungle

Godless Mom puppy

In 2007, I sold everything I owned (except my collection of books) and moved to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. My parents and brother were already living in PDC, and Godless Dad was to join me soon after I got there. I packed up my pup in a giant crate, and bit my nails through a

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Robbed By Colts Fans In The Streets Of Mexico

La Quinta

It was Christmas Eve and the air was sticky-salty and thick. It didn’t feel like Christmas at all. I’d just moved to Mexico, and my brand new friend and I were headed out to Coco Maya, one of the biggest nightclubs in Playa Del Carmen. My friend – let’s call her C. – , who

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Find The Sacrificial Altar At Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

GM Note: I wrote the following in 2009, sitting atop the flat rock that overlooked the sacrificial cenote at Chichen Itza; the rock where humans were slaughtered and tossed, as offerings, into the waters below. I have changed it slightly to protect the anonymity of my family. I also edited it, as I used to