October 2023 – Articles

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Poetry Niche – October 2023My name is Christina Small shortened to Chris Small after I moved to Ajijic, Mexico with my husband Jim Small ten years ago. Our marriage …
A Most Painful AmbiguitySome Reflections Upon Man’s Relationship With His Fellow Creatures “One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is shut their eyes to facts.”C.S. Lewis …
Devil Of A TimeMy car was behind a very old car driven by a very old woman. Among the numerous bumper stickers on her vehicle was one that …
Bribes, Lobbying, and Quid Pro QuoAnyone who has spent time in Mexico knows what bribery is about, and, as one who has spent the better part of four decades in …
Local Profile: Francisco Urzua InesMany of the exact details of the first 40 years of Francisco Urzua’s life are sharp in his mind, but mental health struggles have scrambled …
Verdant View – October 2023Cempasúchil Fco. In Patzcuarro, Michoacan Cempasúchil or Marigolds are a versatile, radiant flower with deep roots in practice in ancient religions: Aztec, Christianity and Hinduism. …
When Our Time Comes To Say Good-ByeRecently, I read a book called A Man Called Ove. In this story, Ove’s wife has died, and Ove, the curmudgeonly, husband, missed her so …
Word Salad – October 2023Thank you, Hollywood Ah, the movies. How we love ‘em. As kids, we showed up faithfully at our local movie theaters on Saturday afternoons, and …
Profiling Tepehua – October 2023When worlds seem to collide and life as you know it changes in a nano second, it is devastating, confusing and knocks the balance off …
Streets of Mexico – October 2023De las Casas Bartolomé de las Casas began as an unlikely hero. In 1502, at the age of 18, he arrived on the island of …
Lakeside Living – October 2023Don Beaudreau Email: wbeaudreau@aol.com LAKE CHAPALA ORCHESTRA GOES BRITISH! Friday October 13 at 7pm and Saturday October 14 at 3 pm, Lakeside Presbyterian Church 250 San …
Reflections On The Wisdom Teachings Of Don Miguel RuizPart Two of Five Introduction: Don Miguel Ruiz was born in rural Mexico, a descendant of the Toltecs, an ancient people who lived in the …
A Time Of RenewalLast month, I was back in Southern California for my semi-annual medical appointments. My first task was to rummage through the stack of mail that …
If Our Pets Could Talk – October 2023I was watching a recent TV ad, promoting a DNA test for your family dog to identify its ‘breed’, that breed’s possible health conditions and …
Not Just a PhotographSoon our journey would be over. That framed picture, displayed atop the bedroom bureau would no longer be “just a photograph.” Soon we’d be able …
You and Your Doctor Are Your Medical Team – October 2023Osteoarthritis Vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis – both are a type of arthritis that causes painful stiff joints, after that similarity they have little in common. For …
Vexations and Conundrums – October 2023Socially Perplexed In the past, my husband and I attended some interesting parties, usually for charitable functions. In those times, we loved to dress up …
The Timeless Tradition of Mexican NovenasThroughout Mexico, a country rich in vibrant traditions and cultural celebrations, is a cherished custom known as the Mexican Novena. These nine-day religious observances are …
Problems of AbundanceIt was a week from hell. Leaving the house to walk the dog, I noticed a huge crack in one wall of my house that …
Editor’s Page – October 2023Changes The first view of Guadalajara was from the airplane’s small window. The airport then was one runway, one single story building, and we took …

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