David Ellison

An Ohio native (but he escaped!), David Ellison was an educator (teacher, teacher-trainer, administrator) in the San Francisco Bay Area for 36 years, and wrote an education column in the local newspaper for 18 of them. He taught mostly middle-school English and history. Two years ago, he retired and moved with his husband to west Ajijic where he enjoys reading, writing, and hiking.

David Ellison

Streets of Mexico – June 2024

Plutarco Elías Calles Like Porfirio Díaz who’d supposedly opposed presidential reelection, only to serve seven consecutive terms himself, Plutarco Elías Calles decried caudillismo (strongman rule), but eventually became El Jefe Máximo (The Supreme Leader). After fighting in the Mexican Revolution and serving in the presidential administrations of both Carranza and Obregón, Calles received a nod

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“Come and Fly!”

Lakeside Little Theatre to Present Poignant Play “The story consumed me,” explained poet, author, actress and playwright Carol Lynn Pearson. On June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, some friends and I will bring Pearson’s story, the acclaimed play Facing East, to the Lakeside Little Theatre. Our one-act production performed on the theatre’s mainstage (lasting one hour

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Streets of Mexico – February 2024

Constitución Mexico’s Constitution of 1917 redeemed the otherwise horrific, sometimes even apparently-pointless Mexican President Venustiano Carranza called for a constitutional convention in 1916 hoping to legitimize his post-Revolution government. Carefully excluding the liberal supporters of Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, he’d hoped merely to  tweak the Reforma’s Constitution of 1857 (which had replaced the Constitution

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Streets of Mexico – November 2023

Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” If Miguel Hidalgo was the Father of Mexican Independence, then Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez was its mother. Josefa married Miguel Domínguez who became the corregidor (chief magistrate/mayor) of Querétaro; and soon she was known (and still is) as “La Corregidora.” Together they had fourteen children. Because

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