How it goes in Mexico

By Robin Loving Rowland

How it Goes in Mexico is a forthcoming book of essays by Carol Merchasin, who terms herself a recovering lawyer, trainer and public speaker. Merchasin will be reading from How it Goes in Mexico Tuesday, December 3, at the Rotary Club at Hotel Real de Minas at 12:30pm. There is no charge to attend.

How it Goes in Mexico
By Carol Merchasin
Tue, Dec 3, 12:30pm
The Rotary Club
Hotel Real de Minas
Ancha de San Antonio at Stirling Dickinson


Merchasin, a lover of Mexico, moved to Mexico in 2006 “to realize the dream of living in a magical place where it is only possible to understand a small part of what happens every day.” Her essays are reflections on the culture and life of Mexico, the great heart of this country, and its wonderful people. They are tales told with wit, humor and insight.

Merchasin will be reading two short essays from her book, both related to the complicated issues of poverty in Mexico.

In “How Juan Pablo Got Hot Water, or Small Things Make Big Differences,” Merchasin shares a view into the struggle of Mexico’s working poor to provide a better life for their families, and how a small amount of money makes all the difference.

In “Burros and Bricks,” she explores a Rotary project that changed the life of the poorest of the poor.

Rotary unites leaders from all countries, cultures and occupations to exchange ideas and take action for communities around the world. For more information, contact President Lee Carter at


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