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Poetry Niche – July 2022HAIKU A haiku is a short poem that uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience of nature intuitively linked to the human …
Profiling Tepehua – July 2022A PROFILE OF A WOMAN. (A Tepehua Story). My name is woman, I have the face of poverty. Like so many of my sisters I …
“He who feeds a hungry animal, feeds his own soul.”This Charlie Chaplin phrase became the mission statement for Pet Food Bank Lakeside. Pet Food Bank was started over two years ago when Julie Wittmann …
Verdant View – July 2022JULY “Answer July—Where is the Bee—Where is the Blush—Where is the Hay? Ah, said July—Where is the Seed—Where is the Bud—Where is the May—Answer Thee—Me—” ~ …
Blind DatePatricia Holley was sitting in the entryway of a restaurant, in downtown Ajijic, expecting to meet her perfect match. Friends had set her up with …
The Brutal EndIn Mexico City´s Palacio de Bellas Artes there is a large mural painted in 1950 by David Alfaro. La Tormenta de Cuauhtémoc depicts Cortés’s torture …
Fidelity, Wherefore Art Thou?A couple of months ago, I went back to California to get vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine. In Mexico, I had been given the Chinese …
Lakeside Living – July 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 …
Murderous AddictionsGetting Them Before They Get Us Addictions can kill you. I know. I almost died. It was not until a mid-life event happened to me …
“From Physics Comes Beauty”In Slovenia, there is a flute in a museum that came from a cave of Neanderthals. The flute is 50,000 years old and was carved …
Let’s Get PhysicalWhen Olivia Newton-John reached #1 with “(Let’s Get) Physical” in 1981, we all knew she wasn’t urging us to become more active, even though the …
Life in the Laugh Lane – July 2022I Thought I Was Going To Live Alone I moved to the countryside near Sansai, eight miles out of Chiangmai. When I step outside to …
Ramblings From The Ranch – July 2022Wendy’s Story This past April The Ranch was contacted by a man that claimed he needed to move back to Canada the first of May …
The CrowI live among crows. They fly in asynchronous formation through the fifty-foot redwoods that stand in great beauty beside a row of tiny apartments. This …
Vexations and Conundrums – July 2022Politics, Religion, Toilet Tissue Visits to my mother in Louisiana are full of surprises. Two of my sisters take turns staying with her, and both …
Streets of Mexico – July 2022Lázaro Cárdenas “I made an effort to serve my country… with greater commitment to the needy people,” Lázaro Cárdenas wrote in his journal after he’d …
The World Is Made Of Plastic“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.” -The Lorax It should come as no surprise …
Editor’s Page – July 2022Dying for Action The one thing these current times will not be remembered as is the “Age of Reason.” I have spent most of the …
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