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OUR LITERARY AWARDS—CIRCA 2012

THE 18TH OJO AWARDS LUNCHEON With Ed Tasca, John Ward and Roberto Oritz providing the super entertainment, the latest luncheon—which drew well over a hundred people—was one of our best ever. To our winners—heartiest congratulations, and to the other nominees, we send along our thanks, and say to them: Wait’ll Next Year!

 

 

 

 

LONG-TIME CONTRIBUTOR

Ken Clarke

Jim Tipton

Fred Mittag

Bob Harwood

 

WINNER !

Roberto Moulun

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PROFILE

Guillermina- My Comadre

By Iris Slocombe, Apr 12

 

Jim Tipton-The Man Who Falls in

Love with Everybody

By Lorin Swinehart, June 12

 

Javier Zaragoza-Master of Murals

By Rob Mohr, July 12

 

The Magic of Isabel Allende

By Rosamaria Casas, Mar 12

 

WINNER!

Neill James-Lakeside's Woman of the Century

By Tod Jonson, Sept 12

 

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FICTION

 

Sasha’s Creation

By Michael Cook, Nov 11

 

Joss 
By Ken Clarke, Jan 12

 

A Metamorphous 
By Margaret Van Every, Feb 12

 

The Beggar 
By Roberto Moulun, Sept 12

 

 WINNER  !

Night Flowers

By Sofia Barisas, Sept 12

 

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FEATURE

 

The Image of Mexico 
By Herbert Piekow, Feb 12

 

Natural Order 
By Kelly Hayes-Raitt, Apr 12

 

Riders of the Purple Sage-100 Years later 
By Lorin Swinehart, Apr 12

 

 Kites and Canaries 
By Terry Pitzer, April 12

 

Jaltepec-Where Dreams Come True 
By Mike and Sally Myers, Apr 12

 

Opera on the Bus 
By Gary Donaldson, May 12

 

Four Mothers on the Block 
By Margaret Porter, May 12

 

The Old Man and the Mojito 
By Carol Bowman, June 12

 

The Right to Bear Arms 

By Fred Mittag, Sep 12

 

WINNER !

Let's End the War on Drugs

 By Mel Goldberg, July 12

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HUMOR

 

The World's Greatest Lover

By Neil McKinnon, Feb 12

 

How to Cross the Carretera 
By Ed Tasca, Apr 12

 

3. The Viagra Whisperer 
By Jonny Kottler, Aug 12

 

The Higher We Went, the Higher We Got 
By Carol Bowman, Nov 11

 

WINNER !

The Birth of a Rock

By John Ward, Sep 12

 

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POEM

 

You Must Close the Door 
By Rob Johnson, Jan 12

 

Eternity 
By Neil McKinnon, Feb 12

 

Einstein's Eyes 
By Bill Frayer, Feb 12

 

Mexico-A Cautionary Tale 
By JC Sullivan, May 12

 

WINNER !

Dancing Girls of Ajijic

By Mark Sconce, Sept 12

 

 

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BOOK REVIEW

 

Lethal Conspiracy- Book by Gary Fuller 
Review by David Bryen, Feb 12

 

In Love for 1000 Years- Book by Jim Tipton 
Review by Margaret Van Every, Feb 12

 

The Phone Book 
Review by Rob Krakoff, July 12

  

The Midwife of Venice- By Roberta Rich 
Review by Gale Myers, Apr12

 

WINNER !

The Iguana Speaks My Name- Book by Roberto Moulun

Review by Bob Drynan, Sep 12

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COLUMN

 

Uncommon Common Sense

By Bill Frayer

 

Joyful Musings 
By Joy Dunstan

 

Front Row Center 
By Michael Warren

 

Thunder on the Right 
By Paul Jackson

 

WINNER !  

Welcome to Mexico  

By Victoria Schmidt

 

 

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HISTORICAL

 

Viva Los Mariachis 
By Mildred Boyd, Apr 12

 

The 10th Muse

 

By Mark Sconce, Dec 11

 

Two Men Who Forever 
Changed Mexico 
By Herbert Piekow, May 12

 

Murder of Leon Trotsky 
By Lorin Swinehart, July 12

 

WINNER !

Ambrose Bierce 

By Lorin Swinehart, Sep 12

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