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Mid MonthAuthor Recent Posts Ojo Del Lago Latest posts by Ojo Del Lago (see all) July 2022 - June 30, 2022 July 2022 – Articles - …
Contempt – February 2019Contempt By Robert Bruce Drynan Closed Senate Hearing- Armed Services Committee   “For the record, will you please state your name and present occupation?”      …
Trading Paper Back Novels – January 2019Trading Paper Back Novels By Fernando Garcia   I caught the #9 bus down the hill from University of San Diego High School. Our all …
And I Never Saw Him Again – December 2018And I Never Saw Him Again By Kenneth Hunt   One day – it must have been a Friday – the Old Man comes home …
Mother’s Visit – November 2018Mother’s Visit By Bob Branson   I was soaking in my hot tub after a long tennis match when the phone rang.          “Robert Keith, …
The Quest for the Elusive Mung Beans – October 2018The Quest for the Elusive Mung Beans (A Visit to Abastos) By Chuck Bolotin   Like an aspiring knight in a medieval fairytale who had …
The Boy In The Hammock – September 2018The Boy In The Hammock By Julie Galosy   I had gone to the Amazon only to meet with a witch doctor to accompany him …
Idiotic Idioms – August 2018IDIOTIC IDIOMS By Tom Nussbaum   Carlos Ignacio Julio Rodriguez de Soto ambled toward a popular Ajijic coffee shop. A cautious, self-consciousness permeated his gait.He …
Double-Take – July 2018Ed. Note: In February 2003, the author visited pre-war Iraq with a women’s delegation. She returned in July 2003, twelve weeks after the U.S.-led invasion, …
Cucumber – June 2018Cucumber By Judy Dykstra-Brown   Luckily, my husband had been made weak by his mother and so had little interest in what I was doing …
My Two Years As A Communist – May 2018My Two Years As A Communist By Mel Goldberg   Until January 27, 1973, all young men were required to register for the Selective Service …
Joss – April 2018Joss By Kenneth John Clarke   Returning to his village of Nam Hkek near Burma’s Salween River, Ko Tat walked through the jungle following the …
Daffodils – March 2018Daffodils © Marlyn Silverstone   In the ’70s, they built condominiums at the edge of town, red brick three-storey buildings each neatly encased in a …
Legion Of Merit – February 2018Legion Of Merit By Robert Bruce Drynan Rural road approaching Baghdad – August 2008   Carl Henderson hunched over the wheel of the humvee as …
The Incident – January 2018The Incident By Pete Soderman petesoderman@gmail.com   May, 1966, aboard an American Destroyer — somewhere off the coast of Vietnam I was in the middle …
Border MexchanicsBorder Mexchanics By Tom Eck   It was foolish to ignore the subtle but assertive grinding noise under the hood of my 2000 Jeep Grand …
A Trek To Ajijic – November 2017A Trek To Ajijic By Dennis A. Crump    Long before the road from Chapala was paved, long before a stop light, long before the …
The Presentation – October 2017The Presentation A Short Story by Rob Mohr   I was at peace, focused on the majesty of mixed hardwoods that surrounded me, when a …
Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned – September 2017Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned By Armando Garcia   My twin, Fernando and I walked slowly down the aisle, each with his girl …
A Chip Off The Back – August 2017A Chip Off The Back By Mel Goldberg   “Take your shirt off, lie down on the towel, and stretch your arms out above your …
THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO—Re-Examined – July 2017THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO—Re-Examined By Shep Lenchek   The high priests of the Aztecs were frantic. Their tribe had lived comfortably in what we now …
Family Life – June 2017Family Life By Zofia Barisas   Had he lived today my father would have been in jail and my brother and I would have grown …
Knowledge Loves You, Love it Back – May 2017Knowledge Loves You, Love it Back By Margaret Ann Porter   Miss Renfield hands me a dictionary that is as heavy as a cinder block. …
Miss Emily’s Pickles – April 2017Miss Emily’s Pickles By Sally Assante   Before I became infected with the conformity bug, my mother made all of my school clothes. She created …
When Did Water Become a Department? – March 2017When Did Water Become a Department? By Daria Hilton Word   Morrigan must have seen the phrase “water department” close to half of a million …
A WINTER’S REFLECTION – February 2017A WINTER’S REFLECTION A Personal Perspective on Aging and Spirituality By Bob Koches   It was in the summer of our lives when Kathy and …
Grandma’s Bedroom – January 2017Grandma’s  Bedroom By Sandra Olson   Grandma  lived in Winnemucca, Nevada, in an old frame house, with a screened front porch, a coal cellar and …
LANGUISHING IN LALALAND* – December 2016LANGUISHING  IN  LALALAND* By Alejandro Grattan   (*Lalaland: Code for Hollywood, or a state of mind in which reality occasionally visits, but never stays for …
Devil Mountain – November 2016DEVIL MOUNTAIN The Life and Times of Jimmy Angel By Day Dobbert   Flying high over the steaming jungles of Venezuela’s still largely inaccessible Gran …
House Of Ravens – October 2016House Of Ravens By Rachel McMillen   Emily Caruthers snipped the last thread from the loom, carried the finished piece over to the table and …
I Whistled and the Sky Danced – September 2016I Whistled and the Sky Danced By Lillian Norma Gillingham     Bernice woke up tingling with excitement.  Today was the day her older brother …
Are The Olympics Dead Yet? – August 2016Are The Olympics Dead Yet? (Unraveling the doping scandal) By Marcel Woland   Followers of mass media in the West may be forgiven for not …
Madre Mia – July 2016Madre Mia By Barbara Outland Baker bbaker9618@aol.com   When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, …
Pancho Villa’s Granddaughter – June 2016Pancho Villa’s Granddaughter By James Tipton spiritofmexico@yahoo.com          Immediately after Ethel Chestnut chucked her old resources administrator job in Chicago, she began to sell almost …
The View From The Top – May 2016The View From The Top By Gloria Bryen   “I thought you said it was open?” “Yeah, well I’m not going to shove on this …
SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE—For the Same Old Song – April 2016SINGING  A  DIFFERENT  TUNE—For the Same Old Song By Ron Knight   This dusty cluster of 14th century cobblestoned villages has spawned a mini cultured …
Leap Into Life – March 2016Leap Into Life By Blue   One day, while sitting in a meeting with several male executives and watching them maneuver through a game of …
A Chip Off The Back – February 2016A Chip Off The Back By Mel Goldberg   “Take your shirt off, lie down on the towel, and stretch your arms out above your …
Photograph – January 2016Photograph By Michael James Cook, PhD MikeCookCottingham@hotmail.com   The day was empty already, the sun rose in a blood red sky as Nathan pondered on …
FIRES! – December 2015FIRES! By Jan Steinbright                       Dawn summoned me outside to take a look. I was confronted with a strong smell of smoke. I …
The Shadow Of A Star Chief – November 2015The Shadow Of A Star Chief By Carol D. Bradley   Eleanor Davenport always wore gloves. Her wardrobe was filled with crinolines, expensive shoes, and …
Going Home – October 2015Going Home By Bonnie L. Phillips otterwomanwrites@yahoo.com   Serena stood at the outer fringes of the party, avoided eye contact with everyone, and leaned over …
Why We Need Fraternity Pranks and Girl-Scout Rah-Rahs to Meet our Global Health Care Needs- September 2015Why We Need Fraternity Pranks and Girl-Scout Rah-Rahs to Meet our Global Health Care Needs By Ron Knight   Thank goodness. Someone more empirical than …
The Woman Who Wore Hats – August 2015The Woman Who Wore Hats By Rob Mohr     The day I first saw her she was standing on the malacon some distance from …
Hamburger – July 2015Hamburger By Zofia Barisas   Two traffic lights close one after the other. I go through green and then the next light is turning orange …
Following In Their Footsteps – June 2015Following In Their Footsteps By W.L. Mesusan Understanding the powerful attraction that brought three of the major literary luminaries of the 20th century to the …
Quinceañera – May 2015Quinceañera By Mikel Miller   If you ever get an invitation to a quinceañera in Mexico, don’t miss it. It’s the special Spanish ceremony celebrating …
The Gunfight at the El Paso Corral – April 2015The Gunfight at the El Paso Corral   By Alejandro Grattan-Dominguez     I suppose the one question I’ve been asked as a former frontier …
Brother Isaacs – March 2015Brother Isaacs By Cal Crenshaw Nathanshaw2@verizon.com   Brother Isaacs was a tall thin bible-thumping circuit preacher from Ozark County Missouri, who having fled the bounds …
The Flag – February 2015The Flag By Bob Drynan March I938, Guatemala                                                                                                            The two U.S. Army engineers had crossed the Guatemalan border with Mexico five days earlier with …
The Day After the Day of the Dead – January 2015The Day After the Day of the Dead       And yet I love,   On autumn eves, when silence reigns above,   To …
Parched Dreams – December 2014Parched Dreams By Tom Eck   As she lay in the shade, Zahra knew the end was near. The morning trek had been marked more …
The Rainbow Kid – November 2014The Rainbow Kid By James Tipton   A long time ago, when a few people still loved him, the Rainbow Kid reached this place on …
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