June 2022 – Articles

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Poetry Niche – June 2022Anticipation by Steve Griffin The vivid hues of flowers are muted by the dust.The radiant green of leaves now dully turned to rust.The nightly coquetries …
Mirage de el Dorado – Complex Civilizations?On 13 August 2005 two scholars, Eduardo Neves, a Brazilian, and James Peterson, Anthropology Department chairman at the University of Vermont, visited a roadside restaurant …
TogethernessRecently, Judy and I celebrated our 56th wedding anniversary. The event prompted a number of queries from folks wanting us to share some wise words …
Father’s Day Without RogelioI was in California for Thanksgiving when I got the text from my dog sitter. My neighbor Rogelio had died. The tears came quick and …
Profiling Tepehua – June 2022Next year on Mother’s Day, take a bunch of flowers to the village and give one flower to every old woman you see. Perhaps you’ll …
I Remember . . . Well.“I bet you don’t remember” is something I am told by almost everyone who hears my story of how we escaped from Hungary—to escape the …
The WindowIt happened February 18th after coming off the graveyard shift, muscling freight, outside, all night, on the dock. Ragged, cold, and tired, Mr. Z unlocked …
Verdant View – June 2022Celebrate The Solstice With A Full Day Of Gardening Tuesday June 21, 2022 is this year’s summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the …
Streets of Mexico – June 2022Maximilian There are no streets in Mexico named for Maximilian, but there ought to be. Certainly no Mexican history would be complete without him. Maximilian …
Lakeside Living – June 2022Kim LeMieux Email: kimslakesideliving@gmail.com The Lake Chapala Society hosts Open Circle , a popular community gathering in Ajijic, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., where attendees enjoy …
LOCAL PROFILE: Maria Del Carmen Romero AviñaSometimes it is hard to believe in the innate goodness of humanity. Fortunately, there are those people on this planet who radiate goodness with such …
Centro Educativo Jaltepec – June 2022Preparing For A Successful Future The annual Entrepreneurship Expo at Jaltepec,now the Microenterprise Business Event was established in 2008 and is especially interesting. Its focus …
Dr. HenscratchDoctors in the United States are known for, among other more positive qualities, their illegible handwriting. Their scribbles on prescriptions and instructions have been a …
Life in the Laugh Lane – June 2022Why Chiangmai? 2002 I gave, threw or packed away my worldly possessions and set off to possess the world—ten countries for starters. After two weeks …
If Our Pets Could Talk – June 2022Enjoy life’s journey Our pets do not have watches to keep track of time. Time doesn’t exist in a pet’s mind. The moment does! They …
Vexations and Conundrums – June 2022Post-Pandemic Blues We’ve heard from Dr. Fauci that the “pandemic” phase is behind us, yet COVID cases are still occurring and one more surge could …
Dear DreamerThe woman regrets not listening better to the dreams her husband had shared with her almost every morning. He was a remarkably vivid, detailed dreamer, …
Marlboro MenIn Honor of Father’s Day: June 19, 2022 The Marlboro Man is dead. Long live the Marlboro Man! In our dreams he remains the hero …
The Most Famous Farm In AmericaHumphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall And The Spirit Of Being “Teched” “It is the duty of every citizen, for his own welfare, if for no other …
Editor’s Page – June 2022A Change in El Ojo del Lago In this month’s Ojo you will see two pages dedicated to poetry.  It is the Poetry Niche, and …
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