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Book ReviewDate: June 2022Reviewer: Kathy KochesTitle: The Mexico Lunch PartyAuthor: Sonia Day Brief Synopsis:  This is the enchanting story of four women “of a certain age” …
Poetry NicheAnticipation The vivid hues of flowers are muted by the dust. The radiant green of leaves now dully turned to rust. The nightly coquetries of …
Pink PencilsOne chilly morning in late August, I drove in to work like every other Saturday. I had a job behind a checkout counter in a …
Verdant View – August 2022August August’s official birth flowers include the gladiolus and poppy. August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its …
Rain In The Ravine“Martin, come play soccer with us.” “No thanks. I’m too bad to play soccer. Besides, they are about to set up the pozole stand.” Mago, …
YOU and Your Doctor Are Your Medical Team – August 2022Your professional relationship with your family doctor / PCP [Primary Care Physician] is an important part of your life. Without being ‘funny’ it will be …
A Brush With DeathDaniel had been looking forward to it all day. The movie would start at 7:30 pm, and he planned to meet his girlfriend, Angelina, in …
Lakeside Living – August 2022Kim LeMieux Email: kimslakesideliving@gmail.com The Lake Chapala Society host Open Circle every Sunday at 10:30am, a popular community gathering in Ajijic, to enjoy a diverse range …
I Never Had a HorseI never had a horse. My wife, who grew up on an acreage in Iowa, had six of them over the years. I grew up …
Your Gay Granddaddy Tells The Family SecretsMy mother always outdid the other mothers in our 1950’s Washington, D.C. middle-class neighborhood. Especially in preparing extravagant meals for the chosen ones invited to …
A Dark Prince of ColombiaIn Cali, Colombia, Alberto Hernán Guerra, a young man suddenly found himself as head of the substantial family business when his father, Don Saturno Guerra, …
Life In The Laugh Lane – August 2022The Electric Fishermen Nature is my next-door neighbor. My outdoor kitchen/deck faces a marsh and the mountains. If something drops off the counter or deck, …
If Our Pets Could Talk – August 2022Many times a pet will let you know he is not feeling well. We need to learn and recognize signs of these health changes, compared …
Ulterior MotivesIt was nearing dark on a sultry summer evening during my fourth season as a National Park service ranger on an island out in Lake …
Vexations and Conundrums – August 2022Abundant Joy We have had our hillside home here overlooking Lake Chapala for twenty-one magical years. It is hard to explain to someone how special …
Streets of Mexico – Agosto 2022Teresa Urrea She was the Mexican Joan of Arc. In 1889, when she was 16 years old, Teresa Urrea suffered an acute case of catalepsy, …
The Criminal and MeIn early 1972, when I was almost 19 and my parents were divorcing, I chose to live with my father. He was a man who …
Editor’s Page – August 2022One Nation? I was born into a staunch Republican family. My mother signed me up for Teenage Republicans, and my folks also gave financial support …
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