June 2018


Inspiration By Margie Harrell   Recently while cleaning out some old files I came across the first article I ever wrote for the Ojo del Lago many years ago. It was about, of all things, a piglet I had befriended down by the lake that later was sent to slaughter. I was heartbroken and as I poured …

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Jim Tipton

Jim Tipton By Mel Goldberg   When death finally comes can she be in the form of that woman wearing the black bikini walking toward me on the beach at Guayabitos. Death finally came to Jim Tipton, Lakeside’s premier poet, on Wednesday, September 16, at 9:45 AM. One can only hope she wore a black …

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EL FUERTE —Gateway to Mexico’s Grand Canyon

EL FUERTE—Gateway to Mexico’s Grand Canyon By Carol L. Bowman   Under the burdensome weight of sizzling temperatures and drenching humidity, I dragged myself to the white wrought iron bench fronting El Fuerte’s central gazebo. Every living thing seemed to be in slow-motion. Even a tiny lizard, perched on the arm rail didn’t scamper when …

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