LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – September 2009



mail-box-full-colorDear Sir:

What a wonderful web site! (www.chapala.com)  Thanks so much for cramming so much creativity and color and interest and pleasure into just one glorious website — I’ve enjoyed poring over all the twists and turns of what your wonderful community offers.  I had heard of Ajijic many years ago and I’ve nurtured for myself the thrilling idea of living in Mexico ever since.

Life (as it will) has had its way with me, however; many stories and many journeys have unfolded since then, and I’ve most recently found myself living in Oklahoma City taking care of my parents for the past 11 years.

Stumbling upon your website today has “put the chilies to” the idea, all over again!  But the information feels somewhat scattered… there’s a real estate company, I got that; and then there’s this newspaper, reporting the comings and goings and doings of a whole bunch of very interesting and creative people…but no introduction, explanation, or ‘Welcome,” no overview or central voice shepherding all the diverse info…

So, with your permission, I might continue to offer these respectful observations from outside your ranks (from one who has been in publishing and communicating for many years), to have that central touchstone for your offering would be so lovely. I have found that to give the public, the reader, a central “home” place to “jump off of” would give a more solid, centered, grounded, cohesive, and inviting feel to this representation of your “little corner of the world.”

Perhaps even the bios of Richard and David Tingen would serve as part of that introduction nicely… a welcome starting point which would certainly make this interested reader feel so much more eager and confident about possibly joining in the fun!

So, lovely folks, I hope my forthrightness will serve only as a well-meaning contribution. You are already so successful, all-embracing and dedicated to fun— and I send you all wishes for more of all that, plus my support and enthusiastic bravos and bravos.


Nancy E. Wood

Oklahoma City


Our Editor Replies:

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to send along such a comprehensive list of suggestions. We will give them serious consideration. and deeply appreciate your interest in our publication. Hope to see you down this way sometime soon.


For more information about Lake Chapala visit: www.chapala.com

Ojo Del Lago
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