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When Will We Have Rain?“April showers bring May flowers,” or so says the nursery rhyme from my childhood. But here in Lakeside, where I now live, this is not …
Why I Cannot Write A Political PoemBecause my heart is weary.Because the angel of death is singingand dancing on the rooftops.Because my words are only wordsand lies have becomethe normal currency.Because …
Theater Arts: Incredible But TrueMy friend Joni Eareckson broke her spine in 1977, a swimming accident. Completely paralyzed, she no longer could use hands, arm or legs. Destiny brought …
The Night of the Gypsy Boy(Motel Las Fantasías, Los Teques, Venezuela) The last vestiges of day had fled. The rich spicy aroma of recently trimmed hedges of rosemary permeated the …
Titanium TillieI first visited Lake Chapala in 1997, when I came down with friends to compete in the Mexican National Chili Cookoff, capably captained by Ann …
And The Hits Just Keep On ComingI’ll never forget it. It was our senior year. My high school had a tradition. We held an annual male beauty pageant—it was a satire …
I Talk To Trees And They Talk To MeFor All of Us Almost a decade ago the United Nations General Assembly set aside March 21 as International Day of Forests, a time to …
I Whistled and the Sky DancedEditor’s Note: Great Reading for the younger kids visiting. Bernice awoke with the early morning sun. Tingling all over and squirming with excitement, she jumped …
The Guatemalan Easter ParadeA few years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Guatemala. It was more like a pilgrimage. It was during Holy Week. As …
PHIL the harmonic hummingbirdPainting by Ruth Kear On an early spring morning, when the day was just dawning,And the air was as still as a pond,Two hummingbirds dated, …
Profiling Tepehua – May 2022moonie1935@yahoo.com An Intergovernmental Government was formed in 1998 under the United Nations to draft legislation that would directly address and combat transnational crime. By 2000 they …
Mirage de el DoradoDocument 512 After a long and futile search the adventurer sighted a mountain of glistening gemstones, (perhaps wet quartz crystals glistening in the setting sun …
The Subtle Secrets of MaltaThree inhabited islands of the archipelago of Malta have supported civilization since 5900 B.C. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, south of Sicily and …
Lakeside Living – May 2022By Kim 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 …
Verdant View – May 2022“Ra, Ra, Sis Boom Bah” In one of the grandest civilizations of all time, Ra was the ancient Egyptian deity of the sun and the …
YOU and Your Doctor Are Your Medical TeamYou might associate my name with my Ojo pet articles, and not necessarily human medical topics. I was invited about 12 years ago by Ojo’s …
Marion Davies and MeWhat makes a feminist? Is it the result of a smart woman living her life under the thumb of a powerful man? Marion Davies lived …
Centro Educativo Jaltepec – May 2022Successful Virtual Open House February 15th 2022 Submitted by Carole BakerAssistant Community Facilitator, Jaltepec We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt …
Ballad Of The Abandoned CubrebocaThere it was. In the middle of the sidewalk. Blocking my path. A black mask. A cubreboca, a mouth cover to protect someone from germs, …
Life in the Laugh Lane – May 2022I used to think I knew English before living in Asia with Brits, Kiwis, Aussies, Canadians, and Germans that speak better English than I. My …
Ramblings From The Ranch – May 2022Every so often The Ranch is fortunate enough to have volunteers from all over the world happy and willing to walk and feed dogs, play …
Vexations and ConundrumsReady or Not The 1960s were a turbulent time. I was a child during a period of fear of nuclear power and discord in Cuba. …
A Mexican Village Wedding“Come at 6:00 pm sharp,” our Mexican maid, the bride-to-be, instructed me, “but the Mexicans are invited for 5:00 pm,” she explained with a giggle, …
Charro Mother’s Day CelebrationThe village of Ajijic is steeped in the Mexican cowboy (charro) tradition. Even when competing in rodeos, the charro presents a cavalier image. He wears …
Uncle Kenny, a Hero Among Heroes of the Greatest GenerationKenny & Dave “Our roll of honor is long, but it holds no nobler figure.” —John Buchan, Pilgrim’s Way The troop train, filled with soldiers, …
Editor’s PageA Mid-day Mexican Stand Off Is there anything more frustrating than sitting in traffic on a hot afternoon and not being able to move forward? …
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