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The Ajijic Carnaval is famous for its Sayacas

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  • The writer has sketched out a near-infallible way of handling loose-lipped braggarts, though the Lakeside versions had their acts severely crimped with the introduction of Google.




The writer once had a long discussion with a possum and both she and the furry animal seemed to have profited from the experience.



HIGH NOON—and the Hollywood Blacklist

Remembering the classic western High Noon, and that what later happened to some of the principal creators of the film was almost as dramatic.



A longtime Ajijic resident (now living in Las Vegas) takes a hard look at what she calls “Glitter Gulch” and is flabbergasted by much of what she sees.



A profile of Rob Mohr, a long-time contributor to these pages, and one of the most accomplished gentleman to ever grace our shores.






The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) annual judged show will be on display through Thursday, March 22. This is a not to be missed event...................





Lake Chapala Society, AC. Annual General Meeting Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. in the LCS Courtyard.....................



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Legion Of Merit

Robert Drynan’s Legion of Merit is a heartbreaking story about the Vietnam War and how it wasted much of an entire generation of young Americans who ended fighting and dying in the wrong war in the wrong place and for all the wrong reasons.

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Editor’s Page Guest Editorial by Mark Sconce The Power of Poetry   Whilst knocking on doors for Barack a few years ago, I encountered a lady of
OF FAITH AND FABLES By Bob Haynes The Power Of A Gratitude Journal   The Bible says, “be made new in the attitude of your mind,” (Ephesians 4:23)
BRIDGE BY THE LAKE By Ken Masson   The Annual Valentine’s Sectional Bridge Tournament in Ajijic was once again a big success this February. 
UNCOMMON COMMON SENSE By Bill Frayer Is More Openness Always Better?   In my December column, I referred to Václav Havel’s assertion that we should
Joyful Musings By Joy Birnbach Dunstan Toltec Wisdom   Personal power is the cornerstone of creating a positive and fulfilling life. Without it, we
Wordwise With Pithy Wit By Tom Clarkson   This morning, my pal F.T. – who shared the Iraq experience with me during my third trek there – forwarded
LAKESIDE LIVING Kay Davis Phone: 376 – 108 – 0278 (or 765 – 3676 to leave messages) Email: November
Front Row Center By Michael Warren    The Pajama Game By Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Directed by Peggy Lord Chilton Music directed
Every Word  Important By Herbert W. Piekow   Every word a writer writes has meaning yes, sometimes they never get published or the book
LEGERDEMAIN—Italian Style By Jim Rambologna   Enzio Grattani was the Editor-in-Chief of a local rivista (or magazine) in Ajiermo, Italy. Locals