September 2022 – Articles

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Gloria PalazzoLongtime Guadalajara and Lakeside resident Gloria Palazzo passed away at the Casa Nostra nursing home on Friday, August 12, 2022. She was a talented writer known …
Remembering Charles AtlasI still remember all the comic books I had as a kid. In every comic, after Dick Tracy used his magic two-way watch to defeat …
Poetry Niche – September 2022This month’s column is dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Monroe, who died Thursday, August 12, 2021, the result of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He …
Letters to the editorLetters Editor, Victoria Schmidt, El Ojo editor-in-chief and author of  “One Nation?” article in her column “Editor’s Page” says “I have long been a proponent …
El Ojo del Lago Awards Luncheon Returns!After a long hiatus due to COVID, the Awards are making their return! Our last awards luncheon was in September of 2019. Anyone who has …
Hiking In HeelsImagine, for a moment, hiking in stiletto heels. Or tap dancing in flip-flops. Or playing ice hockey in ballet slippers. Common sense says the inappropriate …
A Special BoyWhen the phone rang at 5:30 in the morning, I woke up immediately and a pall seemed to settle over me. I silently prayed, “Please …
YOU and Your Doctor Are Your Medical TeamPreparing for a Doctor Visit Generally, going to the doctor is not most people’s favorite thing to do, but it is part of staying healthy. …
Horde Of The FliesA long with the summer solstice, there comes another season in Ajijic. The fly season. You can tell it has arrived because everywhere you look …
Award Winning Rabbi To Lead Lcjc High Holiday ServicesThe Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation will be ushering in the first in-person High Holidays services since COVID in a remarkable fashion. Rabbi Rayzel Raphael, an …
Lakeside Living – September 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 …
Verdant View – September 2022Garden Gentrification I came to Mexico this last time, 10 years ago, from a small fishing village I moved to in California in 1982. During …
Your Gay Granddaddy Tells The Family SecretsPART TWO Place: Kimball Elementary School, Washington, D.C. Time: September, 1950 to June, 1957 I was a chunky and nervous kid with fallen arches, bad …
Profiling Tepehua – September 2022For over a century we have been talking about women’s rights and the equality of man around the world.  Equal pay for equal work, equal …
Life In The Laugh LaneAiry Orgy Do not allow my daughter to read this chapter or she’ll never visit me in Thailand.  I visited a friend in Chiangmai, and …
Ramblings From The Ranch – September 2022Local Dog Rescue Organizations Come Together The SOS Chapala Dog Rescue was closed in July by Chapala’s government after the land they had been using …
A Winter Evening With A Dog And The Friendly Spirits Of The Anasazi“Through broken walls and gray The winds blow bleak and shrill: They are all gone away.” —Edwin Arlington Robinson “The House on the Hill” The …
Vexations and Conundrums – September 2022Changes People who agonize over the smallest decisions come to Lakeside on Lake Chapala and become mesmerized, and before you know it, they buy a …
Streets of Mexico – September 2022La Princesa Purépecha Eréndira, whose name means “Smiling Morning,” was a 17-year old princess of the Purépecha people, Natives who lived in the current Mexican …
If Music Be The Food Of Love, Cook OnMy life in music has been one of the most joyous and rewarding experiences. Conducting many orchestras in Canada, Mexico, and Europe, I have been …
An Introduction To The Arts Editor Of El Ojo Del LagoI was born and brought up in Kenya, East Africa. If anyone had told me, all those years ago that, “You are going to be …
Editor’s Page – September 2022Stunt drivers in Mexico Lakeside seems to have undergone its most heavy rainy season in years. And it’s still not done. As troupers of all …
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