Opera On The Bus By Gary Donaldson There is a certain serenity one feels from time to time when the universe opens itself up to you and shows you all of its possibilities. There are minute cracks in the seemingly perfect order of things. God and the universe are perpetual and harmonious bodies in […]
Anyone Can Train Their Dog By Art Hessartthedogguy@yahoo.com No Secrets A while back I received a phone call from a lady who had a dog management question relative to transporting two dogs north. We discussed her questions and when we finished she said her friend had said, “If you talk to Art could you
Firearms Reveal Lives Of Two Literary Giants By Dr. Lorin Swinehart John Steinbeck Ernest Hemingway In his recent biography, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, Paul Hendrickson reports an incident that occurred in 1934, while his subject was fishing with Archibald MacLeish. When the famous poet failed to hook a
Hearts at Work A Column by James Tipton “This longing to be beautiful….” Almost twenty years ago I was wandering around southern Brazil. For several days I had been immersed in the mist and almost overpowering beauty of Iguazu Falls, actually a system of 275 waterfalls running over a mile and a half on the
Viva la Vida Loca en Mexico By Sergio Drumond SERGIO DRUMOND is an artist, theologian and writer. Born in Brazil, he worked in Europe and Asia as a book illustrator, cartoonist, painter and animator. He also lived in the Philippines, Japan, and Thailand, teaching art as well as helping NGOs with social and relief work.
A New Lease—on Life! By Judit Rajhathy, B.A., RNCP, D.Ac. Am I Crazy? (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) A dear friend of mine recently dated a man who came very close to literally driving her crazy. This is a woman who is well respected in both her profession and her community, is one of the most
The Snowbird’s Lament By Ardelle Holden What do you do for a whole six months,When you are in Mexico for the long Winter Season?We sigh deep sighs and roll our eyesWhen predictably asked this proverbial question.When first we see the Ajijic sun,The Welcome Back Season has just begun.Panteones come alive with Days of the
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MEXICO— A Cautionary Tale I was warned. … Repeatedly. Warned. So many times it lost its potency. Warned. By well-meaning friends living in “safe” gated communities with armed guards By acquaintances who have never been here By media reports glamorizing and spreading alarm Who have a different definition of danger. And of what constitutes safety.
Grape Expectations By Robert Kleffel and Noemí Paz Wine Blending Most of us, who were raised in the New World, order wines by the varietal name such as Cabernet or Chardonnay. In Europe, wine buyers order by a place name such as Bordeaux knowing that they were buying a blended red wine with Cabernet Sauvignon