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COVER STORY

Suzie Lotven believes that driving in Guadalajara is easy—if you forget the laws and concentrate on the rules. Readers are strongly advised to take none of this article seriously!

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11 BOOK REVIEW Victoria Schmidt takes a fond look at Who Rescued Who 2, and we should add that our thoughts go out to popular Lakesider and co-author of the book, Valerie Siegel, who remains seriously ill up in the States.

12 POLITICS Ed Tasca playfully examines the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, and draws from it the only sensible conclusion possible.

20 HUMOR Neil McKinnon writes about a recent study on the last-meal requests of 193 prisoners on Death Row in the United States. What could have been JULPJRLQJLVLQ1HLOÂśVĂ€H[LEOHÂżQJHUV anything but depressing.

32 LITERARY LICENSE Margaret Ann Porter once believed that book clubs and sex orgies had something in common, but joining a club here at Lakeside found that the thrill was not so much salacious as satisfying (intellectually, that is).

38 MEXICAN HISTORY Morgan Bedford writes about the MaVRQLFLQĂ€XHQFHRQ0H[LFRDQGLVQRW surprised that it has been considerable.

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10 Anyone Train Dog 15 Uncommon Sense 16 Imprints 18 Welcome to Mexico 25 Profiling Tepehua 28 Dear Portia 40 Lakeside Living

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50 Bridge by Lake 51 Front Row Center 60 Hearts at Work 68 LCS Newsletter

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Editor’s Page *XHVW(GLWRULDO%\'U/RULQ6ZLQHKDUW WILDLIFE CRIME—A Moral Outrage!

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oreward: The recent passing of Nelson Mandela, a genuine hero whose life was characterized by tremendous courage, integrity, and self-sacrifice, serves as a reminder that there are many unknown and unsung heroes who continue to place their lives on the line in the neverending struggle against cruelty, greed, ignorance and destruction. Among them are those devoted to the preservation of the earth’s vanishing species of wildlife and the habitat that sustains them. Around the world and around the clock, they wage these battles at great personal cost. All too often, they make the ultimate sacrifice.) On September 27, 2011, Ranger Pierre Achille Zomedel, patrolling unarmed in the Republic of Cameroon’s Lobeki National Park, was captured by poachers, beaten, tied to a tree, shot full of holes, and abandoned to a slow and painful death. Every four days, somewhere, a ranger is murdered. One thousand have lost their lives over the last ten years. Rangers who protect the world’s wildlife have the highest mortality rate of any law enforcement officers. The crusade to protect endangered wildlife is a war. The enemy is well armed and

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vicious. The good guys, rangers, are outnumbered and out-gunned, often equipped with only a few World War II Mauser rifles. Sometimes, one weapon is shared among a team of as many as five rangers. Both Africa and Asia are plagued by a poaching epidemic. Wildlife crime is rampant, spurred by greedy traffickers eager to supply insatiable Asian and American markets with illegal animal products. It is one of the five most profitable criminal enterprises in the world today, bringing in $7-10 billion annually. The same persons who poach and traffic in wildlife often deal in arms, drugs and women and children as well. The toll on the world’s wildlife is horrendous. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 10,000 elephants are slaughtered for their tusks each year. Any ivory trinket purchased by anyone anywhere has been carved from the tusk of a cruelly butchered elephant. Entire herds have been massacred by poachers armed with AK-47’s, rocket propelled grenades, and heavy weapons mounted on vehicles. Night vision scopes enable poachers to kill night and day. Some elephants, terribly wounded by gunfire and mutilated by having their tusks hacked out, are left to die in agony. It is estimated that only 3200 tigers remain in the wild, out of the hundreds of thousands that once roamed the mountains and forests of Asia. The Balian, Javan and Caspian subspecies have already been driven to extinction. The demand for tiger products is fuelled by the mistaken belief that powdered tiger bone will cure disease, or that being wrapped in a tiger skin will restore health. These treatments, grounded in superstition, are worthless. Rhinoceros poaching has increased 5000% in South Africa alone since 2007, in response to demands for rhino horn, considered an aphrodisiac by wealthy


Asian men insecure about their masculinity. There is a widespread delusion in Vietnam that rhino horn will cure cancer. Mainland China and Vietnam are the most frequent destinations for illegal wildlife products, but the USA and other nations are far from innocent. Other creatures, even chimpanzees and mountain gorillas, are slaughtered to supply demands for so-called “bush meat” by wealthier residents of African cities. Countless sea creatures, such as sharks, turtles and manta rays, are illegally harvested every day. Contributing to the problem are ineffective laws, lax enforcement, low penalties, corrupt officials, and poorly equipped rangers. Wildlife poaching is a low risk, high profit undertaking. Poachers assume that they can get away with it. All too often, they do. The massacre of endangered species has dire consequences for humans. Profits from poaching and trafficking often find their way into the coffers of insurgents and Islamist terrorist organizations. Local tribal and societal structures are corrupted by threats and bribes, causing impoverished regions to slide into anarchy. On a recent African trip, President Barak Obama said, “The entire world has a stake in making sure that we pre-

serve Africa’s beauty for future generations,” and pledged major support to end wildlife trafficking. Many Americans, uninformed or perhaps uncaring, provide a market for illegal wildlife products. Others cheer at the tricks performed by imprisoned orcas at theme parks. A few years ago, my family and I were outraged as an elephant at the county fair was forced to stand on one foot atop a tiny stool, his other three feet stretched out, while everyday Americans hooted and cheered at such a cruel spectacle. Each of us is obligated to combat wildlife crime by refusing to purchase items derived from endangered species. Even small donations help. $15, for instance, will equip a ranger with a first aid kit. Go to www.worldwildlife. org, and take the pledge. You can make a difference. The world possesses the resources to stop wildlife crime. It remains to be seen whether we have the will. (Ed. Note: Lorin Swinehart, a former National Park Service ranger, who has served at five different locations in five states, regards all rangers everywhere as brothers and sisters.) Lorin Swinehart

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d. Note: What follows is the literary equivalent of burlesque. Readers are strongly advised to take none of it seriously!) Driving in Guadalajara is easy. You just have to know the rules. Not the laws—the rules. First and foremost, if you are in front you are right. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are going, or what lane you are in. As long as you have at least a fender in front of everyone else, you are in the right. Next are stop signs. When you come to one just keep on going unless someone is coming, and if you can’t fake them out, you stop. If it’s in the middle of the road all the better because you make them have to swerve around you, which serves them right for making you stop. If you come to an intersection and there is no light or stop sign, just keep on going. If someone is coming the other way, the one that is a chicken will have to stop. Now we come to traffic lights. First, you have to find them. They are usually off in a remote corner and if they are working, are so coated with dust and dirt you can hardly tell what color they are. Next, if it is blinking green you keep on going to get through it. If it is yellow, you hurry like hell to get through. If it has just turned red you go anyway and hope the cars going the other direction are paying attention. If you come to one where there is no traffic coming the other way, you just slow down and go on through. If you are unlucky enough to have to stop for a light and you are the first one in line, when you know that it is about time for the light to change to green, start going. If you get through before the light actually turns green all the better for you. Now if you drive down a street with no lines designating lanes, just drive where you want to. The only things you have to worry about are the trucks that might decide they want your area. You might try to bluff them out, but they are usually better at that because they have had a lot more practice. Try

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to stay out of the far right lanes as the buses will stop at every corner to let people on and off, and really slow you down. Sometimes it won’t even be the farthermost lane. If they think—it will slow them down too much to move all the way over, they will stop in the lane they are in. They are even known to sometimes just slow down and let their passengers jump off on the run. When you come to the turn you want, just turn. Don’t bother with signals as they will just confuse people. If you are in the right lane and want to turn left, go ahead and turn. (Remember rule number one?) If you miss your turn, just make a U-turn in the street, it’s OK. If the street is too narrow to make it in one turn that’s OK, too. Just back up and finish making it, the people behind you will wait. Which leads to another rule. If the person in front of you is stopped to visit with a friend, just wait patiently until he finishes. However, if he is stopped because he is broken down, or his car has died, lay on the horn immediately. He should know to get off the road. Glorietas have rules of their own. You know what glorietas are—the circles you come to in the middle of a road where you say three Hail Marys before going into them. When you come to a glorieta and there is no street light, just take a deep breath and charge right in. Most of the time the other vehicles will let you in. Go around the glorieta until you come to the street you want to get on, then just take off on it. In glorietas, the vehicles in the inside lane have the right-of-way. Now we come to signaling. If the vehicle in front of you has his left blinker on, that could mean one of several things. It could mean it’s OK for you to pass; or that he is going to pass; might also mean he is going to turn; or that he is planning to change lanes. What it probably means, however, is that he just forgot to turn the blinker off. But if someone has his right blinker on, beware! This is obviously a person not accustomed to driving in Guadalajara or he would know you never use your


right turn signal. The really tough part about driving in Guadalajara is trying to figure out where you are. If you are lucky enough to be on a corner that has street signs, you will probably have to stop the car and walk over to read them, because they are too small to see from your car. The street you want will probably be a one-way going the wrong way and you will have to go five blocks out of your way to get back to where you wanted to be. But what the heck, that’s half the fun of driving in a new city. What better way to learn how to get around?

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A Dog’s New Year’s Resolutions

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ive everyone a warm welcome. Show your warmth in your body gestures and openness of welcome. Say hello to everyone you meet. Dogs always check one another out upon passing; this would be too hard to greet everyone, but at least say hi to those people you meet on a daily basis and ask them how their day is going. Forgive and forget. Have you ever accidentally stepped on your dog’s paw or yelled at them for some minor transgression and they look at you all sad-eyed but then not five minutes later, they’re all happy and act like it never hap-

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pened? Well, that’s a very good trait to have. Holding a grudge against someone will not make what happened go away, it’s only going to make the bad feelings fester inside you. So take a cue from Fido and just forgive and forget. Love your family and friends unconditionally. Placing such faith in others will be well rewarded, as dogs already know. Be loyal. Dogs stick with those they trust and care about; so should you. Be a shoulder to cry on. Dogs don’t judge; they offer a listening ear and an attentive stance when you’re feeling down. Do the same

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for your human mates. Help people to calm down when they are angry. Dogs have a calming personality; try to mimic this too. Live life to the fullest each day. Dogs are full of energy and live in the moment. Go and chase that ball. Enjoy being outdoors! Go for a walk! Exercise is as good for you as it is for your dog Take a nap and race through the park whenever and wherever you feel like it! It’s rejuvenating and dogs know when they need a little time out to regain energy. Power naps are good. Never stop enjoying life. Dogs always look for the good in the new day; they wake up with a wagging tail and an eagerness to greet the day’s events. So can you. Have a strong sense of justice. Dogs’ sense of loyalty also teaches dogs that there are some things that aren’t right in their world. They defend those they love, they stand their ground, and they know just how much food ought to be in the dinner bowl. Dish out fairness in your everyday dealings too. Play around with others. For example, teasing them in a nice way. Dogs play tug-o’-war and chew-thebone. You can find plenty of playful

pursuits too. Play is good for us all, no matter our age. Try to please others without being a doormat. Be good, caring, and kind. Hope you have the BEST year ever!! artthedogguy “Don’t look back unless you want to go that way.” (Ed. Note: Not a bad set of resolutions for humans, as well.) Art Hess


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his is the second book by Barbara Harkness and Valerie Siegel about the rescue relationship between street dogs and those who have taken them in. This compilation of tales is a follow-up to their first book. Each story is told first by the human(s) involved with the dog, and then again through the viewpoint of the dog. Filled with heart-warming tales, the format makes it a great book to leave out and pick up and read for a bit, and then put it aside and to pick up later to enjoy another story. We not only learn about the dogs, we also discover a little more about many of our friends and neighbors at Lakeside. Readers will decide the answer to who rescued whom in each story. Each story underlines the symbiotic relationships between people and their pets. As in their first book, where the authors donate 15% of the proceeds to charities, for this new book they have chosen some new charities. Barbara Harkness will donate her 15% to Operación Amor, a program which provides free surgical services for spaying and neutering in lowincome neighborhoods at Lakeside, while Valerie Siegel selected Alianza por una Educación Humanitaria, to receive her 15%. This is a program which promotes planet-wide respect toward all living beings. You will discover “tails” that give us all a chance to “paws” and reflect on the effect animals have on our lives. Dog lovers will enjoy Who Rescued Who 2. The authors hint that

there may be a purrrfect sequel in the future for feline fanatics and provide a website WWW. WhoRescuedWho. mx where people can share their own stories. Victoria Schmidt

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BREACH BIRTH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT By Ed Tasca

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ow could America’s brilliant Founding Fathers, products of the Enlightenment, men of learning and culture, country gentlemen, sages and scientists, have so casually conceived a declaration as broad and unqualified as the 2nd Amendment to America’s admired and often emulated federal constitution, a declaration giving everyone in the nation the right to own firearms and eventually shoot everything from game to anybody wearing hoodies? It’s 1790, the War for Independence is over, and the American Constitution is being amended with the addition of a Bill of Rights, which includes the indiscriminant right to bear arms. Let’s look at how this happened: The Militia The 2nd Amendment was originally intended to authorize the arming of militias to fend off invaders and protect individual communities from enemies like rogues from Newfoundland who wanted to join the union, the Spanish who seldom ventured into climates below 60 F, and native Americans who’d already been shuffled off west of the Mississippi – all very unlikely threats. And remember, the Mafia hadn’t arrived yet. In this context, the idea of postRevolutionary War local militias never caught on with any degree of dedication or even organization, because: Militia membership was often a tedious, low-paying job that interfered with a man’s personal and family life and the time he could spend in the local tavern. A militiaman had to provide his weapon at his own cost. (The purchase price of muskets could be quite high then, averaging around $12 which could be a monthly salary for many, circa 1790.) In addition, militiamen also had to own sufficient ball, powder, flints and other miscellaneous cleaning gear, when all they really wanted was that

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new-fangled “rocking chair,” which had just been invented. It was post war. Men were tired of fighting. And what do men do who are tired of fighting? They have babies, lots of babies. So there was a baby boom, and wives said forget the rocking chairs, “Get ye posterior out there and feed this family!” So militia recruits were in rather short supply. The Musket At six feet tall, the ungainly musket wasn’t just a weapon. It was a high-maintenance obligation, harder to keep clean than a dune buggie. For most muskets their reputation for reliability went something like this: Each musket needed constant care to keep the barrel free of ash or soot and the ever-present corrosion, or else one shot could cost the shooter a thumb and an eyeball. If there was any humidity in the air or if the firer’s hands were sweaty, which they often were considering the owner’s anxiety over a possible backfire, the shot could land you on your butt in the mud looking up at an enemy bayonet. It took 20 seconds to load one shot in a musket and fire. So much for “Cover me, I’m gonna charge the bastards!” Muskets seldom hit anything beyond a few yards away, at least not intentionally. During the War for Independence, British soldiers were more likely to be killed during a pillow fight than by an American musket ball. (Remember Alexander Dumas’s Musketeers? Dashing. Clever. You ever see them depicted with muskets? Possibly only if their enemy was sitting in his living room napping. The famous weapon was invented in the late 1400s and hadn’t changed much in three hundred years. Pitchforks and axes were also carried by over 25% of American soldiers during the War for Independence. Although low tech for the time, the pitchfork and the axe generally landed where you pointed them. Musket proliferation seemed in-


nocuous for as long as 70 years, until the musket was transformed into a practical version of the more forbidding breach-loading rifle – the next big ballistics breakthrough. So the 2nd Amendment was conceived around these two truths: In the aftermath of war, not many folks really wanted to march around in the cold at a moment’s notice carrying a weapon taller than them and pretending, despite the eye patches and missing fingers, that they’ve tended to its care and maintenance. More importantly, it was commonly accepted that even a well-

tended musket wasn’t really going to hurt anyone, unless somebody tripped over it. So the vote was in, an all-male vote, of course. Let everybody snap up a weapon, hang it over every hearth to look tough and prepared, and then learn how to hunt with a bow and arrow. So what I think the 2nd Amendment means is that every American should have the option of owning an 18th Century musket. Ed Tasca

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aser therapy has found its way into veterinary medicine and can be used to treat dogs and cats with great results and minimum contraindications. How it works The therapy utilizes a therapeutic laser machine; the laser itself is handled as if it were a pencil. It penetrates different layers of the patient tissue depending on the patient’s illness, and also has two techniques of usage - punctual and swipe. The nature of the problem that needs treatment will affect the penetration and technique of the laser. Body effects The laser produces a strong analgesic effect, stimulates anti-inflammatory response and tissue regeneration, reduces the flow of blood in hemorrhages and accelerates the immune response of the body towards infection; in short, it naturally stimulates nearly every cell in the body to do their functions in a faster, more efficient way. Most frequently treated problems This therapy can be used to help in the treatment of injuries and degenerative orthopedic illnesses. The most commonly treated are: Fractures: It accelerates the formation of callus reducing the time of recovery. It’s particularly helpful on bones that cannot be immobilized or require surgery such as ribs, scapula and the pelvis. Lumbar and articular pains: Because of its analgesic effect and stimulation of tissue recovery, this therapy is of great help on older dogs that suffer frequent joint or articular pain. It’s also helpful on degenerative orthopedic diseases such as hip dysplasia, arthritis and spondylitis (AKA parrot beak). It’s a good alternative to reduce the time for anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication. Muscle atrophy: The laser stimulates the regeneration and tension of muscle fibers, causing the muscle to recover its tone and function faster than it would normally. It is particularly helpful on animals that just came out of surgery or suffer an accident that restrains their movement. Reduce time of inflammation on injuries: It stimulates microcirculation, lymphatic drainage and the immune response, causing swollen tissue to reduce faster. This is handy in post-operatory care, since sometimes the line of incision gets swollen causing itchiness and pain to the patient.

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Minimal to mild nerve damage: As long as the connective tissue of the nerve is intact, the nerve can recover over time, but sometimes it can take days, weeks and even months. In these cases the laser helps to reduce that waiting time. Similar to the muscle, the laser stimulates nerve tissue recovery reconnecting the axons of the nerve. However, if the connective tissue is severed, not even the laser can help the nerve recover. Candidates for Laser Therapy Laser therapy can be administrated on dogs and cats of any breed or gender. Puppies and kittens are candidates too as long as they are at least 4-6 months of age. However, before considering this procedure for a pet, the owner must realize that this is an auxiliary therapy, not a replacement for veterinary treatment, and that there are some contraindications for this therapy. Contraindications Since the principal effect of the laser is the stimulation of cellular activity, this therapy is contraindicated on patients with suspicious masses in the body such as patients with cancer, injuries like cuts and bruises that haven’t been properly treated with antibiotics, pets on treatment with photosensitive medications, pregnant females and, since they are still in development, puppies below 16 weeks of age are also not recommended because this therapy can alter their growth. Laser therapy can have results that go from 30% to 70% effectiveness in the first session, and in some fortunate cases the session can be 100% effective. It all depends on the condition and age of the animal. Be sure to consult your trusted veterinarian before submitting your pet to any type of therapy.


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ometimes economics is counterintuitive. Common sense might suggest that when governments are facing large budget deficits, they should, naturally, cut spending. After all, bringing one’s spending in line with one’s income only makes sense, right? Not really.  The truth, as usual, is more complicated.  We are in a time when income inequality is near an all time high. The rich have gotten much richer, and many previously “middle class” families are facing diminished employment and economic insecurity.  The cuts in spending for social programs, which are cloaked euphemistically under the innocuous goal of “austerity,” fall on those with the least economic stability.  In many states, including my home state of Maine, governors are refusing to implement a federally funded expansion of medical care for the poor and disabled in the name of fiscal responsibility.  Major cuts in the food stamp program have been implemented on a federal level.  And more cuts are to come. Brown University political science professor Mark has called this type of thrift “socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.  I’m all in favor of everyone tightening their belts the minute we’re all wearing the same pants.”  Those who can least afford to lose money or economic assistance are the first ones being asked to pay the price.  It’s not surprising that as wages drop and unemployment grows, corporate profit is growing along with the investment portfolios of those who will never have to worry about making a mortgage payment or paying for a prescription.  We’re already seeing the same tendency in the European Union, where the wealthy countries, led by Germany, are insisting that poorer countries like Greece tighten their belts in the name of prosperity for all.  Economic indicators suggest it isn’t working in Europe any better than it is in the United States. The problem is the old oversimplified canard tirelessly promoted by conservatives for years: the free market will create prosperity for all if we would just let it work without restrictions.  This, of course, is absurd and has been demonstrated false many times, most recently

with the economic collapse of 2008.    Capitalism has been shown to be effective at producing prosperity, but it clearly does not reward everyone equally.  Those who have capital to invest make out very well.  For those who have only their labor to invest, the results are more uneven.  For a variety of reasons, some people will lose their jobs, be unable to afford medical care, or be otherwise unable to profit from a free market economy.    Perhaps the best solution, which Blyth suggests, is “capitalism with air bags.”  We don’t need to institute a planned socialist state to create a more equal quality of life. We just need to recognize that, even with a robust economy, we inevitably have those who will need assistance.  We can certainly afford to do this.  We need to get beyond the stereotype that anyone who needs assistance is, by definition, lazy and unwilling to work.  Many who are suffering hardship today have been classified as the working poor.  Many others have disabilities which prevent them from working.  Minor investment by those who can easily afford to would make a huge difference to many less fortunate, and would be good for the economy as a whole by increasing participation in economic prosperity.    We figured out many years ago that we would all benefit from airbags in cars, even those of us who will never use them.  Couldn’t we apply the same logic to the economy?

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edge, lining the curbs of a dozen or more square blocks that slope gently down to the lake. Canopied booths line both sides of the cobblestone streets and the crowd threads its way through the narrow passages between. The crowd is a mix of villagers and day-trippers from nearby Guadalajara; I seem to be the only gringo within eyesight and the sense of total immersion is a refreshing break from gringi-fied Ajijic. Market stalls feature the predictable mix of street food, artisan crafts, household items, bootleg CD’s and

DVD’s, and clothing. Diners sit family-style at long tables where women hand-form tortillas from masa ground on-the-spot using stone metates and grilled on clay comals over wood fires. Tacos don’t get any fresher than this! The very last of the Roscas de Reyes – the King’s Day sweet bread – sit forlorn on a baker’s rack in their final day-old sale of the year. A street vendor cooks bright, unshelled garbanzo beans over a gasfired griddle.  I buy a small bag and )UHVKO\URDVWHGFRUQFRRORQ pop the steaming A street vendor cooks unVKHOOHGJDUEDQ]REHDQV a curbside grill beans free of their pods, eating them by handfuls.  Delicious! We pass a centuries-old building that once housed a convent.  It’s closed to the public on this holiday, but I make a mental note to see it on a future visit. Corn roasts over glowing embers curbside. Under expansive canopies pitched in the soft breeze along the malecon at the water’s edge, a guitarist strolls among families singing ranchera as his listeners share the season’s traditional tamales. At the pier along the malecon families board small launches for leisurely cruises on the Roscas de Reyes.LQJœV'D\EUHDG


lake. Nearby a musician absently fingers the keyboard of his accordion, squeezing out tunes so often played that his fingers move unthinkingly over the buttons and keys. I can’t help but smile in satisfaction as we retrace our steps to my parked car, passing the now deserted plaza. This fiesta has been a perfect ending to a perfect day spent driving the villages around Lake Cajititlan. The bright lights of cosmopolitan Guadalajara are but 30 minutes’ drive away, but here in the country villages along the lake traditional Mexico is alive and well.

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ur ur s we embark upon our new year, people make ke ve e resolutions to improve ve their lifestyle. In all my years, I have w only been able to keep one New Year’s Resolution: “Be it resolved d that I shall never make another New w Year’s Resolution.” I make resoluutions all the time. I just don’t do them on New Year. Why wait for one specific day to make changes? One kind of resolution is what I call the “stopping” resolution. People resolve to stop eating sugar, stop smoking, stop drinking, stop eating red meat. You know the type. To stop doing something that is perceived as “bad” and therefore your life will improve if you STOP … “Starting” is a different type of resolution. People resolve to start walking, riding bikes, read more, sleep more, organize their time better, or relax more. In each of our lives, we have room to make changes. We have the knowledge and the will. Why wait for a new year or a new season? Each day we are granted a new day. But change does not come easily to people in our age group. Most of us have already made one of the most difficult changes. We’ve retired and moved to a different country that is full of change. It takes a special kind of person to consider living in a country away from all that is familiar. We learn a new language, and a new culture. These changes for me are something I revel in. Daily challenges in learning the culture, and understanding the ways of my Mexican friends keep me growing and learning. I don’t always understand all that I learn. I see both parallels and I see great differences. Take laws in Mexico versus laws in the USA or Canada. An example: As of January 1, restaurants in Mexico can not put salt on their tables. Why? Because the Mexican government has decided that salt is not good for their people. Of course, the customers can always ask for the salt. And they can put it on their

food, while they drink their sodiumlaced sodas. Go figure. That’s up there with Mayor Bloomberg’s super-size law. Trying to save people from themselves is very difficult. But ask the government to label products that contain potentially harmful ingredients? Prepare for battle. Case in point, GMO’s in the United States. GMO’s are banned in most European Nations, and some states. But we have been unable to have GMO food identified in products for sale in the USA. There are other changes I find I have become more resistant to as I grow older. Electronic devices are the biggest pain. I don’t want to upgrade my electronic devices every 15 minutes! I want my cell phone to be a phone. My computer to be a computer and my electronic reader to be a reader. I don’t want my cell phone to compute, get email, and show me movies. I may not be smart enough for a smart phone. Yet my 8-year- old great-nephew can make it work with his eyes closed! My electronic reader wore out, and now the new one doesn’t have any buttons. I can’t figure out how to do many things on it. It was easier before. And before, it had lovely sketches of authors as a screen saver. My new one has advertising. Yikes! Can’t I even get a book without having to see a toothbrush ad? Resolutions and changes can be good, but make them when you want, don’t set yourself up for failure, and remember, too much change can be downright irritating. Victoria Schmidt

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esearchers at Cornell University recently completed an important study. They examined 193 last-meal requests from prisoners on death row in the United States. All but two were from men and all of the men were executed between 2002 and 2006. While the research is important for its general findings and its potential to affect the health of inmates facing immediate execution, the scientists stopped too early. To gain perspective and add depth to the study they could have compared these recent last suppers to the one eaten by another condemned man almost 2000 years ago. An investigation of this kind must ensure that apples are compared to apples or, in this case, bad apples to the son of God. Two conditions must be met to ensure the purity of results. First, the subjects must know for certain that they are about to die. Second, it is important that the knowledge of impending death does not curtail the condemned man’s appetite. Both of these requirements are fulfilled in the Cornell study and in the earlier case. As no menu exists from Christ’s last meal, it must be inferred from biblical sources, paintings, historical writings and archaeology. Certainly bread and wine were at the Last Sup-

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per. Other possible beverages were water and goat’s milk. Probable foods were figs, pomegranates, dates, olives, beans, barley, peas, lettuce, peppers and lentils. Lamb was unlikely as it was a rich man’s food. Fish was the most plausible meat. We can see that a middle class diet 2000 years ago in the Holy Land was nutritionally balanced and had little potential to promote heart disease, diabetes or cancer. There is no evidence whatsoever that Jesus contracted any of those diseases in the time between the Last Supper and the Crucifiction. Contrast this to the modern condemned man. The Cornell study showed that last meals tended to be high in calories and heavy on meat. The most requested items were French fries, soda, ice cream, hamburgers, chicken, steak and pie. Some statistics: Two-thirds of the condemned ordered fried foods and they ordered dessert at the same rate. Men who were about to die were five times more likely to request soda than milk. Vegetables were not at all popular. The average last meal request contained a whopping 2756 calories—more than twice the daily requirement and especially more than anyone needs to make it to next morning’s execution. Some last meals added up to more than 7200 calories. I don’t know what it says about the tastes of condemned men but a number of them requested takeout from McDonald’s, KFC and Wendy’s. One prisoner ordered 12 pieces of fried chicken, two buttered rolls, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, two sodas and a pint each of strawberry and vanilla ice cream. Two specific examples are illustrative of where we are and where we might go in the future. I interviewed Mad Dog Jeffrey, a notorious 12 yearold delinquent just before his execution. He was convicted of smothering his babysitter by holding her face down in a bowl of mashed potatoes. “She tried to stop me from eating my


favorite dessert—an Ooey Gooey Chewy Sunday with added chocolate sauce,” he says, “and all because I didn’t want my veggies. It was an accident. I did what any meat-loving kid would do only I didn’t mean to hold her down that long.” He shrugs and grins. “I’ve lost all my appeals but I win anyway. My last meal is an Ooey Gooey Chewy Sunday.” I also interviewed Anthony “Skinny Boy” Trafalger, a new breed of condemned man who has a short but healthy future because of proper eating habits. His new landlady expired not long after he left home to attend college. “I was spending every nickel on tuition and books,” he says. “I didn’t have anything left over to buy nutritionally suitable meals. I don’t know how many times I told her that I was vegan but every meal was meat, meat, more meat and chicken. The last straw was one morning when she served up bacon and eggs. I had requested fruit and soy yogurt. In a hunger-induced craze, I choked her by holding two strips of bacon over her mouth while I beat her with a frozen hamburger patty. It was an accident—I only meant to scare her.” Skinny Boy looked at his watch. “Tonight’s my last supper and I can’t

wait. I’ve ordered celery sticks with natural peanut butter and an all-vegetable salad with olives topped off with a glass of lemon water for dessert. I’m sorry for what I done but it was almost worth it to get a decent meal.” Perhaps it’s time to examine the policy that allows prisoners who are about to be executed to order their last meal. It’s clear that, unlike yesteryear, most of these meals violate the rules of healthy eating and have no rehabilitative effect whatsoever. It’s also clear that no recently executed prisoner has ever risen from the dead. Perhaps diet is to blame. There is also evidence that some homicides are committed in order for the perpetrator to eat to his heart’s content on his final night. Is it really necessary for taxpayers to foot the bill for a convict’s last Big Mac? (Ed. Note: Neil is the author of Tuckahoe Slidebottle (Thistledown Press) which was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Humor Award and the Howard O’Hagen Short Fiction Award.) Neil McKinnon

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umane Education is a form of education that promotes respect and responsibility towards all living beings with whom we share the planet. The HUMANE EDUCATION ALLIANCE (HEA) formed by 4 non-profit organizations (Lakeside Friends of the Animals, A.C., La Tienda de la Ciencia, A.C., Mariposa Project, A.C. and Salud y Derecho Ambiental, A.C.) is currently promoting the Humane Education principles in public schools within the Lakeside area. Through its program, recently approved by the Secretary of Education, “Guardians of the Planet,” HEA has initiated the first implementation stage in 10 schools during the fourth quarter of 2013. During these six weeks, highly qualified instructors trained by HEA visited the first 10 schools in Chapala and Jocotepec. The program was implemented with professionalism and the highest education standards. Throughout the sessions children learned about the importance of treating each other, animals and the environment with respect to be able to live in a society of peace. Children were very interested in learning more about the existing interconnection be-

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tween all living beings, the animal senses and their nervous system, children and animals rights, as well as the importance of responsible handling of their companion animals. Hundreds of children shared their anecdotes and reflected on the treatment that they and their communities provide to animals, analyzing improvement options for all living beings. Teachers rated the program as an innovative, excellent education tool in values that sensitize children and themselves as well, to promote peace through a culture of respect towards our own species and all those others that cohabit in this planet. Some teachers considered “‘Guardians of the Planet’” to be a program that should be part of the official education programs in schools. The program is available upon request for any individual or children and animal welfare organization worldwide that is interested in promoting its Humane Education principles. Spanish speaking professionals who want to become Humane Education instructors are always welcome. The Humane Education Alliance relies on donations to be able to continue the implementation in 30 more schools to cover all 51 public schools within the Lakeside area. Your cash or in-kind donation can make this happen! Please contact us at apeh_mexico@hotmail.com or call (045) 331544-81-43 for further information.


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DON’T MESS WITH RETIREES!

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his sent our way from former Lakesider Angela Cook, who recently moved to Ecuador. The author is unknown.) Yesterday I was at the Villages’ (an area north of Orlando full of retirees) Publix (our large food chain in Florida) buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.  What did she think I had, an elephant?  So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that

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it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry.  The food is nutritionally complete, (certified), so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I had stopped to relieve myself on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.  I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Publix won’t let me shop there anymore. Better watch what you ask retired people.  They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.

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Los Niños de Chapala y Ajijic (NCA) wishes to express most sincere thanks for our inclusion in your December Charities insert. It was tastefully presented, and eloquently written. Best of all, only yesterday, an OJO reader was moved to call us for more information, and then she promptly sponsored four children! We pray there will be many more! The OJO’s generosity in helping NCA “get the word out” makes our job so much easier and more effective. The life-changing benefits of education continue to transform the lives of our students, their families, and indeed, the entire community. The ripples spread forever! May the OJO “Live Long and Prosper!” Happy Holidays, and blessings to all in 2014. Los Niños de Chapala y Ajijic (NCA) www.lakesideninos.org

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hen we think about slavery and bondage, we think African History. Kidnapping by slave catchers, markets where men women and children were sold down the river. Traders buying and shipping humans to parts unknown, and those humans, tied to oars, rowed to their own destination of horror. To Europe and the America’s, Mid and Far East. Alastair Boddy Evans stated: ”Whether slavery existed within the sub-Saharan African Societies before the arrival of the Europeans is a hotly contested point between Afrocentric and Eurocentric Academics. What is certain, Africans were in bondage to both

Muslims within the trans-Saharan Slave Trade and the Europeans.” Unquote. Today’s slavery and bondage comes in different forms, and there is not one corner of the world where it is not in existence today--except it is covert as with the trafficking of women and children North and South of the border. Surprising cases of bondage appearing on the International news every week, women kept in captivity for years, in sexual slavery. Wikipedia states: The vast majority of foreign victims in forced labor and sexual servitude are from Central America, in particular Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.   Many travel through Mexico to the United States. In addition

to drug cartels, crime networks around the world deal in human trafficking. Mexican officials recognize Human Trafficking is a serious problem. NGO and government representatives report that some local officials tolerate and are complicit in trafficking, impeding implementation of anti-trafficking laws. Another form of bondage is that which is created through poverty; it is in the barrio of Tepehua. Nelson Mandela believed that “Poverty can be overcome; it is not a natural state, but that which is created by man.” Women trapped in  violence and terror, and children who have learnt to remain silent and therefore invisible when the violence begins. Why doesn’t she leave? She has nowhere to run. How can she take her children with her? She has no money. She is also scared of the unknown. Family violence is ignored by the local police department, and her man will seldom let her go. Trafficking of young girls in Tepehua and the cities is easy, and the perpetrator is usually a woman; it is easier to get the trust of the girl or boy, and they are lured away with promises of a better life, then passed over to organized crime. This is international, perpetrators are not always men. The Tepehua Centro Comunitario has counseling for women to teach and discuss self-esteem, but feeling

self-worthy usually comes through education and the ability to earn money to support herself and her children. Knowledge gives power.   Apart from counseling, the Center has a small industry class where  women are taught marketing, how to save a small percentage of what they earn, protecting money from being used for alcohol by a husband equally as desperate as his wife.   Empowering the women allows them to stand up to aggression.   Education is the key to turn dysfunctional families around. The readers’ next question is: Why does she have all those children? The one thing poverty cannot take away from people is the need to love and be loved. The unconditional love of children makes them rich indeed. But that is not the only reason. Over crowding in the home, where sex is almost a shared family affair, there is no privacy. Interference from the Church for so many years, the lack of available birth control, men’s machismo approach to sex, is part of the problem. There is family planning for the urban area women, but not for the rural women who cannot afford Maternal Health Care. The personal stories of the women of Tepehua, will be discussed in later columns.

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s English-speaking people often call Robert “Bob” and Charles “Chuck,” we here in Mexico likewise often shorten the names of our favorite friends. We call Roberto and Alberto “Beto,” Antonio “Toño,” Soledad “Chole,” Ausencia “Chencha,” Isidra “Chila,” etc. However, if you read the ‘red page’ in Mexican newspapers, you will find even more unusual nicknames. The names of criminals and even of those simply suspected of crimes invariably carry both their legal names, as well as their nicknames. “El Alacran” (The Scorpion), “El Huesudo” (Bones), “El Calaca” (The Skull). Someone with

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curly hair is usually called “El Chino.” If you visit a poor neighborhood and ask for a person by his real name, no one is likely to know who you are talking about. But give them his nickname and you might be promptly shown to his door. Some of those I have come across are: “El Pelos” (The Hairs), “El Bolas” (The Ballsy One), “El Chiquilin” (The Little One, though often he turns out to be well over six feet tall.) Boys can be cruel in renaming their friends. If someone is not noted for his personal cleanliness, he is often called “El Puerco” (The Pig); if he doesn’t comb his hair, “El Pelos” (The Hairs).

Once a nickname is established, it is very difficult to lose it. My first daughter was renamed “Boti,” which means plump. At age 32, she still is saddled with that same nickname. Another daughter was nicknamed “La Nena,” which means the little girl. Now 30, and with two children of her own, she is still called “Nena.” In the United States, one would never think of naming a child “Jesus.” But here in Mexico it is a common name, and carries with it no disrespect. The nickname for Jesus is “Chuy” for a boy, and “Chuya” for a girl. The prefix “Don” and “Doña” before a name is given to older people who are well-liked and highly respected. The diminutive (e.g., “Juanita”) is also given to people who are popular with their friends and neighbors. By the way, “gringo” is not a derogative nickname. It is the way we Mexicans distinguish Americans from other nationalities. But as in every country, once we come to like and respect someone, we quickly find more endearing names for them. Ilse Hoffman


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DEAR PORTIA Advice to the Lovelorn the Overfed and the Deeply Disgruntled

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earest (May I be so bold?) Portia, Greetings from Guad! Our breakfast rendezvous is bathed in a euphoric fog.  Who knew shots and beer could make an early morning rendezvous so unforgettable, yet un-remember- able?    Bathed in the haze of your cigar smoke, day became night, stars appeared, and the bass darkness of your spirit reverberated in my soul; that, and my worst hangover ever, rivaled only by a 15-day migraine after my third divorce.  I recall very little of our meeting, and wonder if you have any recollections, fond, foul or otherwise, that you might share. In your note to me you suggested that I be at the top of my game.  I was, at least for the first 12 minutes.  As the alcohol infused my brain, I became aware of your own peculiar “gaminess” and now seek to offer you a plethora of sartorial and personal care suggestions. Your tennis shoes are both comfy and hackneyed, but I suggest that you search for something with metal spikes, and lots of straps.  It would be so YOU!  Though alcohol and cigars are excellent, their olfactory impact is both awful and offal!  That said, it

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is arresting, and may well be your trade mark.  Let’s plan to meet out-doors next time, and I’ll sit up wind. Warmest (if not torrid) Regards, Lucretia Listen, Lucretia, I have no idea of what you’re talking about, and cannot recall ever having even met you! Further, I resent your comments about my sartorial style and taste in cigars. You sound like any one of my five ex-husbands, three of which died under mysterious circumstances. Get my drift? I am trying hard to provide a legitimate service to my readers, and it is comments like yours that darken my already ruined reputation and now threaten my very livelihood. Already, my publisher has become so shaken by the irate readers of my column who storm into the Ojo at least twice a week that he has resorted to arriving at the office in disguise. If I ever agree to actually meet you, it will be only if you’re waiting for me while standing in the fast lane of the Chapala/Guadalajara highway! I’m not exactly a doll that likes getting dissed around, get it, sister!


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’m not afraid I’ll die this week or within the month or year. I may, but I don’t dwell on the possibility, and actually, I am probably correct. Another year is survivable. Nevertheless, I will not live to see the year 2080 nor 2070 nor even 2050 when I would reach the age of 98. Projecting thusly, my life, whose length when I was a teenager seemed to extend almost indefinitely into the next century, now appears abruptly abbreviated. I’m in that “next century,” the 21st, whose years once seemed like remote peaks in the silent landscape of time, yet I have already stood on some of those peaks, and others loom clearly before me no longer obscured by the mists of the far future. I don’t look far forward in time anymore. I am much more nearsighted, wondering where I might spot the terminus of my life close at hand. 2040? 2035? Do I hear 2030? There are no survey markers for this personal frontier. Even so, I sense I am close to stumbling on my life’s limit. Why give it any thought anyway? What are years but a human fabrication like national borders drawn on the surface of the earth, and the chronological peaks that I referred to earlier are no more than “Magic Mountains” of Disneyland, heaped up by the mind of man. Human time

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is the matrix of society. The human clock is all well and good for schedules, appointments, and rendezvouses. It works well for history, too; and when I die, I do care how my name and my life will be preserved in history. I care, but I know that my self will endure only in fragments and endure only to eventually and irretrievably vanish. If we give the matter of our posthumous preservation any thought, we should face the fact that however we might be remembered whether in an almanac or encyclopedia, on the Net or in a footnote, in a family tree or in the hearts of those that knew us, we are doomed to obliteration. “We all shall die even the dead,” Uumano succinctly said. There is another time, however, a way of looking at time that’s unacknowledged by most. According to that manner of observing time, the flight of light and the slide of a snail or the life of a bumblebee and that of a galaxy represent equal manifestations. This standard of time is the vast, inexorable, and mysterious unfolding of Nature. During our lives, we adapt to the human construct of social time—its minutes, hours, years and so forth. Nevertheless, from birth, we are committed to Nature’s time. We are adoptees of society, but children of


nature, blood brothers to the stars. Nature recognizes all of its children and apportions each according to its role in its stupendous story. Nature overlooks nothing. It excludes nothing; not the Redwood nor the robin, or the starfish nor the star. Not Everest. Not the tempest. Not krill nor quasar. All phenomena indelibly etch their existence in the annals of causal time. I find no solace in Uumano’s observation, but he was talking about human time. Human history will

shed any memory of me as easily as I shed a flake of skin. Indeed, I am woven into human history as are we all. Yet with time, that fabric will fray and unravel and twist away on the solar wind. None of us will be remembered, but take heart. We have an enduring place in the “minutes” of Nature. You and I have a place as do our mortal brethren the squirrel, the bear, the tern, the manatee and the nameless stars long since gone from which our very selves were made.

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ne of the popular artistic manifestations of Mexico is in its masks. Every region has its own and from within the carved images, one can see two distinctly separate faces looking down on us. The European face reflects the history of Spanish Mexico. The other face is much older. It is an Indian face that somehow survived the centuries of acculturation and religious repression. Much of the symbolism and magical richness of the masks has already been forgotten, but there remain a few lndians for whom they still retain their mystery. In ancient times the mask was a magical means of covering one’s own soul and assuming the identity of a god in ritual dances. Transformation was a dominant theme in traditional Mesoamerican thought. It remains so to this day. Just below the surface, overtly or deeply buried as a kind of pan-Native ideological substratum, to which lndian Mexico belongs no less than do the native peoples of the Northwest Coast or Amazonia. On a purely physical level, masks are made to hide the real faces of their wearers and to substitute artificial faces drawn from tradition and from the imaginations of mask-makers. But the covering of the face is far more profound than a simple disguise, for

the face itself has a far greater significance than one’s features. While Mexico, like other cultures, has long equated the human face with personality and the “persona” in the Jungian sense, Mexican Indian groups have taken this symbolic process one step further: they directly relate the face to the soul. Historian Miguel Leon Portilla states that while the heart “symbolized the source of dynamism in human will,” the ancient Nahua peoples believed that beyond doubt, “face” referred to that which most intimately characterized the intrinsic nature of each individual. On a secular level, this concept of the face is equivalent to the European idea of the ego or the persona. However, such secular terms as ego and persona don’t represent the world concept of these lndian cultures, for theirs was a world where nothing was or could be separated from spiritual aspects, which survive among present-day Mexicans. Thus, the masks of Mexico are a record of its peoples, cultures, religions and history. In fiestas and tianguis, masks peculiar to the region can be seen and often bought. Miguel Covarrubias, in his book Mexican Folkways, states that “the Mexican rnaskmakers reveal the same plastic vigor which is to be found in African and Oceanic sculpture.”

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few years ago a friend suggested that I join her book club. The invita-tion gave me pause for awhile, largelyy because it always seemed to me that hat ed ‘book clubs’ and ‘sex orgies’ emanated from the same realm of life experience. Not that I had any first-hand knowledge of either one, but I had read about them. So at first I didn’t know how to respond and I feared a retraction of her interest if I explained my fears. You see, while immersed in a book the brain delights in pure carnality, where the frontal lobes shamelessly flirt with each other, the parietal lobes grow tumescent as the sensory areas become washed in cerebral fluid, and then the occipitals and temporals begin to prance around naked, heightening the excitement, everyone hoping that the hypothalamus shows up with a pure shot of emotion so that the party can really start to swing. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to share all of this with strangers. Finally, I decided that one ought to actually join something if one is to reside in the territory of the Socialife-istas. So I said ‘yes’ to the book club and what a nice surprise it has turned out to be. The 12 women in the club have taught me a great deal about how people interact with books. For some, books are joyfully chugged like pints of ale, including the gut-pleasing belch and immediate call for another round. These people are prolific book-buyers, stocking the little fridge that is their e-reader with thousands of un-imbibed titles just because someone brewed it up. Some people carefully select their books with all the sober-minded consideration of a

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cconongregant in search of a sympathetic church. Many members are heavy readers of non-fiction – from philosophy to sociology to the history that inspires – and they often share insights that cause one to feel the lesser of fortunate mortals. Some people just show up for the food and companionship. Each month, one of us gets to choose the book that we will read together, like it or not. Mostly, the selections and discussions have illuminated my understanding of this curious passage of time that we call ‘life on planet Earth.’ I am grateful. The club endeavors to read some books about Mexico each year – her history, culture and influences in literature. Being forced to read these has improved my understanding of this place. I will leave you with a few to consider: The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea: Fiction. Teresita will cause laughter, tears, long sighs and stunned silences in this tale of miracles and dark violence, unfettered merriment and supernatural awakenings, all brought to life by characters that seem to shout their love at you. I fell hard for her rascal of a father – I still think of him today, but he’s moved on. A Visit to Don Octavio, Sybille Bedford: Travelogue. Don’t let the genre mislead you. This is witty, intelligent story-telling served up by Germanborn, British-reared Bedford concerning her travels in Mexico – principally, around Lake Chapala – circa 1950, with an intricate slice of Mexican history on the plate. It is more fragrant, delicious and far spicier than the New Year’s Day birria in Jocotepec, but without any of the indigestion. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Fiction. First, google “magical realism.” Then enter a dream where you find yourself quite stoned and you discover membership in the bizarre Buendia family, where passion flows through arteries that are clogged by a destiny that might include sudden Ascension. You feel so proud when you finally get to page 417, the


last page, where you’ll discover yourself to be rather clear-eyed about the magic of realism. Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo: Fiction. Suspend your rational thinking and go on a horseback ride out in haciendaland with the father of Magical Realism, Señor Rulfo, in this short book. Witness a fantastical journey as Juan Preciado tries to make peace with his paternity, as well as with the woman in the grave next to him, among other spooky, timeshifting happenstances that are completely mind-blowing. The Life & Times of Mexico, Earl Shorris: Non-fiction. Shorris, who died

in 2012, was a writer, academic and humanitarian. With his immense research skills, 3000-years of historical knowledge and first-hand political analysis, prepare yourself to know Mexico better than you thought you ever would – she’s a resourceful beauty, ever-bursting with brilliance and possibility, so eager to love and be loved, but she sometimes forgets to bathe on purMargaret Ann pose. Porter

Dear Sir: I read El Ojo cover to cover each month, usually over a period of several days. Could not wait to get into each and every article this time, though. Alas, I think Dr. Crosby has hit the nail right on the head regarding Obamacare. A pure and simple plan would have been to expand Medicare to each and every citizen, funded by tax monies, perhaps shared by states and the federal government. I believe Canada operates under such a system. Politically, such a wise and uncomplicated plan would have been doomed from day one. Too many in Congress are in the pockets of the insurance industry. And that, I fear, is the underlying issue, corruption of the political process in the US by addiction to filthy lucre. If contributions to political parties or candidates were made illegal, with stiff and consistent enforcement, we could have sane and responsible government. I fear that such a happy state of affairs will never exist in the US, given

that the very people who are part of the problem would have to legislate the problem out of existence. Back in the 90’s, I actually knew a Republican congressman in Ohio who spoke to the student body at a Catholic high school and admitted that, of course he accepted vacations and favors from lobbyists; that is how the system is supposed to work. Given the political biases of that district, I doubt that anyone called him to task for his venality and chicanery. Bad as it is, I think President Obama offered perhaps the least worst health care legislation that had any hope of passing both houses of Congress. Politics is the art of the possible, and, given that truth, the rest of us suffer the consequences. Be that as it may, my compliments to Dr. Crosby for his strong, insightful column. You may feel free to pass my comments on to him. Dr. Lorin Swinehart lorinswinehart@yahoo.com

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he Centro de Desarrollo Jocotepec, A.C. (CEDEJO), located in Ajijic, has provided care to area indigenous and low-income women and families in the area for over 30 years. The nonprofit clinic offers a variety of services and outreach programs including low-cost health consultations, family planning to aid in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and STDs, and educational workshops on sex and gender issues. Twice a week CEDEJO offers free pap smears and breast examinations, as well as family planning counseling, to one of the poorest and most vulnerable barrios in Jalisco through the Tepehua Com-

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munity Center in Chapala. This past year, for International Women’s Day and in honor of all the women around the world who help to empower others, I volunteered to create a website for CEDEJO and to update their very outdated brochure from 1986.  I wanted to use current photos of the inspirational Director, registered nurse and midwife, Sylvia Flores, and other volunteers in action so I asked for permission to visit the clinics in order to photograph their work. Upon visiting the clinics I was greatly affected by how important the work of CEDEJO is to the community. Women of all ages lined up outside the free clinic offered through the Tepehua Community Center in order to gain access to health services they would not otherwise be able to afford. A woman in her mid-thirties, who arrived with two children and a third on the way, received a pre-natal examination and consultation. A 15 year old inquired about her choices for preventing pregnancy. She already had one child at home and was struggling to make ends meet. Another woman stopped in for a breast examination, concerned about a lump she had recently discovered. For many of these women, it was the first time in their lives that they

were able to receive gynecological care. I saw the relief in their faces as nurses responded to their health concerns and I watched them leave with smiles of gratitude. So when I learned that the organization that had provided financial support for the clinic for the last two years was unable to continue funding due to restrictions beyond their control and that, without another funding source, the clinic would be forced to close by the end of August 2013, I was heartbroken. Cervical and breast cancer is the leading cause of death for local women between the ages of 35 and 60 and the clinic provides the most vulnerable women in our community preventative services. Their work helps the community make great strides forward in relation to women’s health and empowerment. CEDEJO is too important to this generation and the next to give up on it now, which is why I decided I needed to do more. I have started a fundraising campaign in an attempt to raise the money needed to keep the doors of the clinic open for another year. Thankfully, over the last three months, we’ve raised 19% of the total fundraising goal, allowing the clinic to remain open through the end of November. However, the clinic’s fate is precarious and, now more than ever, it needs the Lakeside community’s help. One generous donor has offered to match any individual donation of 5,000 pesos or more. If you’re moved by the clinic’s work and are able to contribute any amount to this campaign (every little bit helps) or you’d like to review details of how funds will be used, please visit www.gofundme.com/save-health-clinic. To find out more about CEDEJO’s inspirational work, visit their website at www.centrodedesarrollojocotepec. com.


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ll lovers of music should mark  February 17  through March 1  on their calendar. The Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival, one of North America’s top classical music events, is gearing up for this coming year to give you a program of events that promises to dazzle you. On Gala night, the orchestra is playing Felix Mendelssohn’s exciting Concerto for Violin and Piano. Mendelssohn was considered by many to be a  prodigy,  having written this piece between the ages of 12 and 14. The soloists will be Ben

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Bowman on violin and Jamie Parker on the piano. Bowman’s performances have been recorded for radio broadcast in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Parker is a member of the famous Gryphon Trio. We are especially lucky to have them both at Lakeside this year. February 17 sees the return of master guitarist Alvin Tung in “Alvin’s Adios.” After five years of entertaining Lakeside audiences with his virtuosity and charm, Alvin is performing his “swan song.” His concerts do sell out so don’t miss this special goodbye. The Festival transforms itself a

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bit and offers two not-so-classical concerts this year on February 20 and 23. On the 20th Richard Underhill and his band returns with Jazz singer Terra Hazelton. Richard already has two Juno awards and has been nominated five times. Terra is a singer, Genie nominated actress, and radio personality. On the 23rd the Festival has a special guest, Tracy Silverman- the violin’s newest rock star- performing on his six-stringed electric violin, Led Zeppelin, Santana and more! Having already performed solo in Carnegie Hall to rave reviews, everyone is excited to have Tracy “rock-out” in Ajijic. The Salon Series, 2013’s successful new concept, offers a chance to get up close and personal with the extraordinary musicians of the Festival as they step off the concert stage and into the intimate ambiance of some of Ajijic’s finest homes. Accompanied by a selection of wine and cheese, this year there is a series of four concerts. One of Scotiabank Northern Lights’ missions is the development and recognition of musical talents of young Mexican artists through Festival workshops and financial aid. They do this through cash scholarships and free music lessons with these renowned musicians. They will have five young musicians from the University of Guadalajara on full scholarship at the Festival this season. Some may be seen in the Rising Stars concert on Feb. 28th. Hosted in one of Ajijic’s most beautiful homes on Feb. 26th including, jazz, food and wine, Schubert’s Trout Quintet will feature Jamie Parker at the piano and Artistic Director, Christopher Wilshere on the violin. The Trout was made into a documentary featuring Jacqueline du Pré, Barenboim, Perlman, Zuckerman, and Mehta. The film follows five of the most gifted musicians of their time coming together in 1969 to rehearse and perform the Quin-

tet. Now we have our own group of gifted musicians creating “The Trout” Lakeside. This concert will be followed by live Jazz with Richard Underhill and the band. The Festival concludes March 1 on a bittersweet note with Ariel Barnes performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major. The concerto sounds relaxed and lyrical but it is technically difficult for the soloist. Ariel has recently been appointed as Principal Cellist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, been nominated for a Juno Award and two Western Music Awards and is a winner of the 2012 Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition. He now plays the 1730 Newland Celoniatus cello, built in Turin, Italy. It has its own seat on the aircraft when he flies! The second half of this concert will feature renowned flutist Susan Hoeppner, playing Holst’s Fugal Concerto. Don’t be put off by the appearance of the word “Fugal”; this work is one of the prettiest, most heartwarming works by  Gustav Holst. Such is the tenor of the entire 2014 Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival, 16 concerts in 13 days. The Festival’s main sponsor is Scotiabank. Says Chris Wilshere founder and Artistic Director: “This Festival would not be possible without Scotiabank’s wonderful support and that of the outstanding community at Lakeside.” Individual tickets and packages will be available at the  Lake Chapala Society ticket booth from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Feb. 1 and at  Charter Club Tours  at Plaza Montaña, Ajijic. To find out more or become a patron of the Festival please visit www.scotiabanknorthernlightsmusicfestival. com. Packages for patrons should be ordered in advance from Kelly French at northernlights2009@ gmail.com 763-5367 and ticket inquiries can be directed to SNLMFtickets@gmail.com.


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not apply. Free Masonary is open to men of different religions. Jews were in fact admitted not long after 1723, in the earliest days of Free Masonry. It is not necessary here to discuss initiations and recognition signals among the Masonic order, but to simply say that Nazis surpressed Free Masonry and to this day membership in the order remains illegal in many former communist countries. It is clear that the Masons, or builders, who term God “The Master Architect,” were Masters of their craft and no building

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has ever been constructed without a Master Mason. No one knows for sure, however, when the Mason´s order developed its religious overtones but there were rituals for initiation and legends connected with Hiram, Soloman¹s master mason. In John Huston’s great film of the Kipling classic, The Man Who Would Be King, the Masonic Emblem that Sean Connery is wearing (purportedly left behind by a tribe once allied with Alexander The Great) saves his life. There are Masonic manuscripts preserved in the British Museum dated 1390 but the first formal merging of many types of Lodges occurred in England in 1717. Shortly thereafter, the first lodge was founded in Mexico City. The Spanish Inquisition started in Mexico in 1738 and by 1796, they had destroyed the Masons in Mexico. Free Masonery is still condemned in many Catholic-controlled countries, although an inquisition seems a rather strenuous way to express one´s views. In 1825, American Ambassador Joel Poinsett (whose name the Poinsettia flower carries) founded five lodges in Mexico with the authorization of the Grand Lodge of New York. There was little agreement between the older Scottish Rites so in 1826 the

National Mexican Rite was formed. Over the next 120 years, the Masons kept a relatively firm political grip on Mexico. The Masonic Presidents included Guerrero, Pedroza, General Bustamente, Santa Anna, Farias, Gil and Sales who reinstated the Constitution of 1824. Between February of 1857 and 1859, the new Constitution was put into effect by Juárez and the Catholic Church was out. The church then petitioned the European powers for help. Maximillian was the result. By 1868, Maximillian was with his maker though his wife Carlotta lived until 1927, finally dying in a mental asylum in Belgium. Thus the enlightened hand of the Mason fell on Mexico. Absolute freedom of the press was instituted, along with the abolishment of all privileges of the clergy. Other measures struck hard at laws attributed to the clergy in respect to civil business; betterment of the moral state of the country came about with the elimination of the monopoly of the clergy in public education; finally, capital punishment for all so-called political transgressions was done away with. Nowhere, through revolution and inquisition, war and invasion, has Free Masonery had a greater positive impact than on Mexico and its people.


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PAST EVENTS NEW WORKS The Lake Chapala Painting Guild presented New Works at a reception on January 4. The show is at the Ajijic Cultural Centre and continues to January 16. The featured artists are %HWW\ 3HWHUVHQ &DURO $QQ 2ZHUV *HUDOGLQH &ODVVHQ -RDQ /RZQGHV /RLV6FKURII6WHYH$FKV9DUQ:LQQLH+XQW&\QWKLD'X%RLV,QD*LH\V]WRU+HOHQ 0DULH.UXVWHY1DQF\*UDQand0DU\$QQ/LQKDUW

COMING EVENTS LIP SYNC BENEFIT SHOW 7KH ÂżIWK DQQXDO VKRZ IRU WKH FRQWLQXLQJ UHVWRUDWLRQ RI WKH$MLMLF$XGLWRULR NLFNV RII the new year with the usual eclectic mix of songs. This year songs are by Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, Adele, The Mamas and the Papas, Shakira, Peggy Lee, Leonard Cohen and Shirley Bassey. The dates of the show are January 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and January 10 at 4 p.m. Always an exciting show full of song and dance, colorful costumes and surprises, this rendition promises to be all that and more. Michael McLaughlin, who has produced the shows, is at it again. He is adding more dance numbers to enhance his great selection of songs. As with the last two renditions, all the money raised will be going toward the remodeling and upgrading of the Riberas Auditorio, which hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happened since it was built in the 1970s. Tickets are on sale now at the Auditorio, Diane Pearlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and will be available at LCS from January 2-9, 10-noon. The premium seats in the center section are 200 pesos and include one drink. The seats in the side sections are 150 pesos and do not include a drink. We hope to see you there supporting the cast of more than 40 performers and this worthy cause. Cameras are encouraged. CAMINARTE DE AXIXIC Starting on January 10, there will be an art walk organized by ten galleries in Ajijic. The events will be held every second Friday. All the galleries involved will be open for visitors from 2 pm through 6 pm. Refreshments will be served at each gallery. Pick up a map in your nearest gallery. -$==*5($763/$<$-,-,& NiĂąos Incapacitados presents the internationally acclaimed Guido Basso Quartet, with smoky-voiced guest singer Molly Johnson, who will SHUIRUP WZR EHQHÂżW FRQFHUWV DW WKH$XGLWRULR LQ$MLMLF RQ Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 12 at 2:30. The other members of the Guido Basso Quartet are Mike Murley on saxophone, Reg Schwager on guitar and Steve Wallace on bass. There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t many seats left for the Saturday performance and Sunday tickets are moving steadily. Now that Guido Basso has told us that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be performing two totally different concerts, some jazz lovers are buying tickets for both! They know that at $300 pesos, for these worldclass performers, the tickets are a steal. The bar will be open one hour before each perforPDQFH$OOSURFHHGVIURPWKHFRQFHUWVZLOOJRWREHQHÂżW Guido Basso on the children in the Ninos Incapacitados program. Tickets Trumpet are 300 pesos. HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Join -RKQ0F:LOOLDPV)UDQFLQH%ULWWRQ and others every third Wednesday of the month, starting January 15 at 10, to share your expertise on growing vegetables and herbs in the Lake Chapala area. Learn about seasons for growing, soils, and sources,

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from the experiences of others. This brand new club plans to start a seed VKDULQJSURJUDPDVZHOODVWDNHÂżHOGWULSVWR gardens. We will also invite area experts to speak at the meetings. Join our group of like-minded people who are interested in sustainability and growing vegetables and herbs in containers or in gardens. Contact John McWilliams at mcwilliamsmx@gmail.com or by phone at 376766-0620 for directions and to reserve a VSRWDWWKHÂżUVWPHHWLQJWREHKHOGLQ5DQcho del Oro. ART SHOW AND RECEPTION 6RO 0H[LFDQD features two artists--Robina Nichol and Frank Howellâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at a recep- Rooftop Veggie and Herb Garden tion on Friday, January 17 from 4 to 7. Refreshments will be served. The show will continue through February 8. Robina Nichol is a recent newcomer to Ajijic from Canada. She is an accomplished artist. Her imagery is always striking, an explosion of color and intensity. Frank Howell, an experienced master ceramicist, will be showing his lesser known wall art sculptures and raku ikebanas. The raku technique gives an interesting metallic ÂżQLVKWRWKHJOD]HVUHQGHULQJHDFKLQWRDXQLTXHSLHFHRIDUW Sol Mexicano is located at Colon 13 in Centro Ajijic. Opening times are 10:30- 4:30 Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesdays) and Sundays 12-5. Tel. (376) 766-0734. Email: GaleriaSolMexicano@gmail.com. DID SHE OR DIDNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T SHE? Blood Relations, the fourth play of the season, opens on Friday, January 17 and runs through January 26 at the /DNHVLGH/LWWOH7KHDWUH The play is a suspenseful psychodrama based on the story of Lizzie Borden, who in 1892 was acquitted of the brutal murders of her father and stepmother. The play was written in 1980 by Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock, and was honored with the Governor-Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Drama in 1981. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lizzie Borden took an axeâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Did she or didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t she? It is directed by /\QQ3KHODQ

Seated, left to right: Dave McIntosh, Fred Koesling, Russell Mack, Greg Clarke. Standing: Patti Simpson, Debbie Bowers, Lizzie Borden, Collette Clavadetscher, Liz White. 7LFNHWVDUHSHVRVDQGFDQEHREWDLQHGDWWKH//7%R[2IÂżFHIURPWRRQWKH Wednesday and Thursday before opening and every day during the run of the show â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or one hour before curtain time for each performance. )XWXUH3OD\V February 21-March 4 Hooray for Hollywood! March 28-April 6 Social Security LIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RHYTHMS Astrologer Barbara Schermer will present Cosmic Trends 2014: Tuning Into Natural RhythmsKHUÂżIWKDQQXDO&RVPLF7UHQGVSURJUDPDWWKH/&62SHQ&LUFOHJDWKHULQJRQ Sunday, January 19. She says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life consists of cycles and patterns that are hidden but knowable.â&#x20AC;? OASIS CLOUD CAFE Meet the Writers Luncheons are held at the Oasis Cloud Cafe in Riberas del Pilar. Social time is 11:30 and the readings begin at noon.


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On January 22 Robert Bruce Drynan will read excerpts from the title story of his newest book, Mirage of El DoradoDQGZLOOIROORZZLWKDVKRUWÂżFtion. The readings will be in English. Advance reservations for Meet the Writers Luncheons are necessary. Email Duane at info@ oasiscloud.mx or call (376) 765-3516. OasisCloud &DIpLVDWCalle San Luis #330, Riberas del Pilar. LATIN RHYTHMS Viva Musica sponsors Latin Rhythms with the Amalgame String Quartet on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 in the Auditorio. George Anthony Figueroa and his group will play intricate rhythms and musical forms from various Caribbean and Latin American countries. Tickets cost $200 pesos from Diane Pearl Colecciones, at the Auditorio, and at LCS on Author Robert Bruce Drynan Thursday and Friday mornings. Students attend free. Contact Rosemary Keeling at rosemarykeeling @hotmail.com for information. LOCAL BOY (!?) MAKES GOOD Two movies that local author Alejandro Grattan wrote and directed have recently been added to the prestigious Turner Classic Movies79LQYHQWRU\1RVSHFLÂżFVFUHHQing date/times have been set. 7KH ÂżOPV DUH No Return Address and Only Once in a Lifetime, the latter starring the late well-known actress Sheree North and Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Claudio Brook, who won an Ariel, Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equivalent of an Academy Award. Alex is also Editor-in-Chief of Ojo del Lago. BEHIND THE WALLS HOME TOURS The kind people of Ajijic let us look behind the walls of their beautiful homes to help a worthy cause, The Lakeside School for Special Needs Children, formerly the 6FKRRO IRU WKH 'HDI 7KH ÂżUVW RI WKHVH KRXVH WRXUV WRRN place on November 21 and it was a great success. Three more dates have been set: January 23, February 27, and March 27. Tickets are available at Diane Pearl Colecciones and Charter Club Tours at Plaza MontanaFor further information, contact: Cece Girling, 376-766-3964, or Leslie Martin, 376-766-2274, or Shirley West, 376-766-4997. TOUR AND LUNCHEON -DOWHSHF &HQWUR (GXFDWLYR will host an open house for the public on Wednesday, January 29. Starting at 11 am, Linda Buckthorp, Jaltepecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Facilitator, will present a history of Jaltepec Centro Educativo--A Technical Universitario en Hoteleria--and describe the academic and scholarship program. A tour of the Institute will be followed by lunch prepared and served by the students. Reservations are a MUST as the students need to know how many to prepare lunch for and set the dining room accordingly. Contact buckthorplm@gmail.com or call Linda Buckthorp at 766-1631 THE NAKED STAGE And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little is a dramatic comedy by Paul Zindel and directed by 3K\OOLV6LOYHUPDQ, which will be coming to Naked Stage on January 31, February 1 and 2. It is a biting, touching, and wildly funny play exploring the relationships of three sisters ZKRVHVLPPHULQJUHVHQWPHQWVRIPDQ\\HDUVÂżQDOO\EXUVWRXWWRDVKDWWHULQJFRQFOXVLRQ Save these dates for upcoming Naked Stage productions: March 21, 22 and 23 Breaking the Code April 25, 26 and 27 Taking Leave The e-mail address for future reservations: nakedstagereservations@gmail.com or phone Michelle at 765-6408. The Naked Stage is located at #10A Rio Bravo. Directions: west on the carretera from Ajijic, south on Rio Bravo, about two blocks down behind Danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on the east side. Danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is open for lunch and dinner with a no host bar available at 3:00 p.m. The box opens at 3:15 and the show starts at 4:00 p.m. 75,9,$48,==(6 Ninos Incapacitados will host Trivia Quizzes on February 4 at 2:00 & 7:00, at Real de Chapala. Entry fee is 250 pesos at 2:00 p.m. and 300 pesos at 7:00 p.m. The venue is booked, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hunting down the best questions, and contestants are already reserving tables. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too early to start putting your team of eight together and giving yourselves a name. Or you can come with a friend and join a partial team. A cash bar will open an hour before each concert. To reserve tickets and tables please contact Dawn McGinnis at 766-3408, dawnmcginnis41@gmail.com or Kathy Dingwall at 766-5829, kdingwall@rogers.com.

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The Trivia Quizzes grow more popular every year, and the high demand means that everyone needs to have paid for the tickets by January 17. You can pay for and pick up reserved tickets at the Riviera Alta gatehouse on Wednesday, January 15 and Friday, January 17 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. $0$1(17(56$1'ÂŤ 0\ 0\ +RZ 1LFH 3URGXFWLRQV will present The Cemetery Club, by Ivan Menchell, in February. The stellar cast: Mark Bennett, Diana Rowland, Roseanne Wilshere and -D\PH/LWWOHMRKQIt is directed by %HUQDGHWWH-RQHV, a professional director and acting coach from Toronto, CA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a gem of a showâ&#x20AC;Śthat will make you glad you went to the theatre.â&#x20AC;? In it, three widows visit their deceased husbandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; graves every month. They discover that their lives and friendships are Director Phyllis Silverman changing as a man enters their â&#x20AC;&#x153;cemetery club.â&#x20AC;? The performances will be February 6-9 and 13-15 at the Plaza de la Ribera (formerly Sol y Luna), Rio Bravo 10. Donation is 200 pesos. The bar opens one hour before all shows. For ticket information email mymytickets@gmail.com. 23(5$,1*8$'$/$-$5$ Viva Musica sponsors bus trips to operas in Guadalajara. The coming operas are: Saturday, February 8 at noon Dvorak, Rusalka. Bus leaves 10.30 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at 11.00 a.m. Borodin, Prince Igor. Bus leaves 9.30 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at 11.00 a.m. Massenet, Werther. Bus leaves 9.30 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at 11.00 a.m. Puccini, La Boheme. Bus leaves 9.30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at noon, Mozart, Cosi Fan Tutti. Bus leaves 10.30 a,m, Saturday, May 10 at noon, Rossini, La Cenicienta. Bus leaves 10.30 a.m. Contact Marshall at mak1939@gmail.com to reserve. Tickets can be purchased at LCS Thursday and Friday 10-12 250 pesos for members, 350 pesos non-members. LAKE CHAPALA WRITERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CONFERENCE Hold February 26-28 for the tenth anniversary of the Lake Chapala Writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference. This yearly event starts with a no-host cocktail party Wednesday, February 26. The venue will be Danza del Sol in West Ajijic. Lawrence Hill, prominent Canadian author of The Book of Negroes and other works, will be one of the featured speakers. His book is available in the USA and on Amazon.com under the title Somebody Knows My Name. Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest book is Blood: The Stuff of Life.

Committee members, left to right: Carol Bowman, Harriet Hart, Victoria Schmidt, Herbert Piekow, and Sandy Olson. Early bird registration for the weekend conference will be 1300 pesos through January 31. After that the cost will be 1500 pesos. For further information, contact Victoria Schmidt at victoriaaschmidt@gmail.com. VIVA LA MUSICA The Viva la Musica concert will take place in the Auditorium Ribera on the 23 January at 6,00 pm. The artists are a group called SSSoprani El Arte de las Musas and is composed of three sopranos : Dolores Moreno, Berenice Barragan and Viviana Baez from Guadalajara. They will be interpreting arrangements of vocal music solos and together. Tickets will cost 200 pesos and will be available at LCS Thursday-Friday 10-12 - at Diane Pearl Colecciones and at the Auditorium. Students are admitted free of charge.

ONGOING EVENTS American Legion in Chapala Saturdays: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fish Fry Sundays: Burgers & Dogs 12 - 3 p.m. $MLMLF6RFLHW\RIWKH$UWV Members of ASA will show their art works on the third Sunday of the month through April, on the Ajijic Plaza. The next event will be on January 19.


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IN MEMORIUM ²-HDQQHWWH-R\6D\ORU² (9/28/1918 – 12/5/2013)

Early in the morning of December 5, Jeannette Saylor left this planet, a grand spirit the 95-year-old body could no longer contain. Independent as they come, she fulfilled her wish to die peacefully and quickly in her own bed, without pain or fear. An early pioneer in feminism born in Portland, Indiana, Jeannette always yearned to soar. In her youth, she learned how to fly a small plane, went to college, and worked as a cub reporter. Jeannette bore three children by her first husband, Lewis Garrison, a professional artist. She supported his dreams as if they were her own, a gift she also gave each of her children, throughout her long lifetime. In 1957, the couple divorced and Jeannette relocated with the children to San Diego, where she soon married Eldon Saylor and had a son. She settled into the career of parenting, and created a home full of music and art. It is no coincidence that all four of her children became musicians. During the 70s, Jeannette worked as a school secretary, but when the nest was empty, the yearning returned. Another divorce gave her the impetus to move to Hollywood to seek her fortunes there. She dutifully found an agent, sent out head shots and attended auditions, landing some parts and losing others. All in all, a splendid life experience. Back in San Diego, Jeannette tried her hand at stage acting. She got several parts, due mostly to her fearless, vivacious nature, which captivated every audience. In 2003, Jeannette moved to Ajijic, where she lived for ten interesting years. She made many cherished friends and found nearly limitless outlets for her ebullient soul. At the age of 85, it was nothing for her to dance everyone in a restaurant under the table. At the age of 90, she was still writing poetry and attending the Ajijic Writers Group. And nearly every day during the last several years of her epic journey, Jeannette could be found at the smoker’s table in the Lake Chapala Society, talking politics, family ties, or general nostalgia with anyone who cared to sit with her. Jeannette recorded a CD titled “Umbrella Lights” just a few years before her passing. The album is as unique as she was. It contains her readings of poetry favorites from her own pen, interspersed with her husky

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vocall iinterpretations off ffavorite t t ti it JJazz standards. Jeannette’s middle name is Joy. No moniker could come closer to a one-word description of Nettie’s true being. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Paul, two sons, Joe Garrison and Steven Saylor, and three grandchildren. Many Lakesiders know Cindy as a singer who specializes in Jazz; others know her as an actress from stage performances around town over the past 35 years. Joe is a piano tuner and well-known composer of modern Jazz in San Diego, working with some of the finest players in Southern California. Steve is an engineer with Boeing in Seattle. He performs regularly with a first-class bluegrass band, singing and playing guitar. Steve’s two children, Brian and Alexandra, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews, are also beloved survivors. Jeannette’s oldest child, Susan, now deceased, was a nurse by profession and a concert pianist and philosopher by inclination. Susan’s son Geoff continues the music-oriented family tradition as a professional drummer who has toured the nation, several European venues, and Japan. Less than five feet tall, Jeannette Joy Saylor was a towering personality who effortlessly enchanted, drew out, intimidated, and loved those who came into contact with her. A memorial is scheduled in Ajijic for January 23, 2014, 3-5PM at La Bodega Restaurant. Live music by several well-known performers. Submitted by Cindy Paul (Ed. Note: Jeannette was a longtime member of the Ajijic Writers Group and a frequent contributor to the Ojo. On behalf of both organizations, we salute her for having lived a long and meaningful life, and for having enriched the lives of so many people she met along the way.)


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y last six months back in the States, I’d taken the time to close up all of my credit cards, one way or another. I no longer live my life as “being due” on the 7th, due on the 9th, due on the 12th, due on the 15th and due on the 26th; swirling though an endless cesspool of interest that never goes away and keeps us all at bay, the way “third world” countries never get to release their debt. About one month back, I received a letter from my bank. After being with them for over 20 years, seven accounts from businesses to personal, mortgages and new revolving lines, they were closing my business account! When I called to inquire “what the flock?” the local point person replied that this wasn’t a singling out review on me. This is happening to over 60,000 businesses across America in one fell swoop, with the global corporate making a decision to drop a least productive bottom line. And it is happening in seven regions of the world as well. They expressed that “We’re only tendering businesses which can use our international services.” What?! I exclaimed. I AM an international business! Worldwide clients and agency for enterprises in Australia, Germany, and all the money I ran through your banks from China, What do you call that if not international? And now, I’m in Mexico!” Sorry, they reply, once a decision is made “from the platform” there is no one to talk to. Best move your money. So we bail out the largest of the banks, which means now they should be owned by the people; the taxpayers who now loan to the banks. In turn, the banks do not loan back to small and mid-size business, nor remodify the notes on our homes until they age you by 20 years, and by way of process turn you into completely damaged goods for any more finance notes. They do take our money in the wave of a Presidential decision and run.

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Here, life in Mexico is more a cash and carry society. You pay for what you need as you get it, and you seem to get it as you need it. These are simpler ways and times. That bank grants its customers “Premiere” status and perks if you keep a real significant sized chunk of idle cash in their bank; and by idle, I mean not really earning any interest, but certainly allowing them to hold and use it. Here in Mexico, that same bank grants “Premiere” status with the same perks at just 40% of the requirement. I think I like being just 40% of the financial man I used to be. Health? My PSA has tested just fine for the past 9 months, well under the acceptable top level of 3.9, and so it seems the need for the witch hunt for cancer has abated - for now. I am left only with hemorrhoids, like so many Americans. My last visit to a surgeon had him proclaiming a frightened cry for Stage 4 surgery. Of course, that’s what surgeons do... they surge. He insisted we need to schedule right away! I called my “letter just received now being canceled under the new AHCA” health insurance company, to ask if it would be covered and what it would cost? Along with a last year’s suggested TURP, they said, “Yes. Adding it up, just think of this as wiping out your deductible.” I acknowledged it would do that along with the rest of my savings account. I thought it through, and as far as my relationship with that doctor, I said, “What? Me? You? Why? The whole world has become a pain in the ass.” Now back in Mexico, it seems the Stage 4 has abated, I’m using some stuff made in Switzerland, and generally feeling so much better every day. America really needs to get over its almost adolescent preoccupation with capitalizing every preemptive strike and coded procedure to the infrastructure’s profit. The tiniest of little niñas gets on the bus with her young mama, and hopping in front of my seat, she picks


my gaze in her sweet dark chocolate eyes, her hand wriggling from side to side to wave a happy hello to me. I wriggle my hand side to side to wave hello to her, and we both share a smile. The bus today costs just seven pesos to get us where we need to go. You come to a point where you know you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change a system. The only thing left to do, is Change your Mind. From the Kindle Book Escape from the American Scheme Ron Knight

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s far as I know, there is nothing to suggest that Mark Twain and Jerome K. Jerome got together to discuss their rivers. The mighty Mississippi and the gentle river Thames couldn’t have been more differenter as Huckleberry Finn might have said! Indifferent to either writer, my father rented a birch bark canoe that we two brothers would paddle up the river Thames during a summer school holiday in the 1930’s. We’d be camping out and cooking our own food. I was made responsible for my little brother as I was older and twelve years of age. As the huge watertight gates closed behind us, we clung to the hanging chains against the wet slimy stone walls rising above. Our little canoe pitched and tossed in rising turbulent waters when the sluices under the up-stream gates were opened. Later in the day, I tied up under a weeping willow tree and told my little brother it was fortunate we lived in England, otherwise a huge snake could drop on us crushing our bodies in its coils. Or perhaps another kind that would inject venom into us and we’d die a horrible and painful death. This seemed to motivate him into wanting an immediate pee and while doing so, stung his legs on nettles. Being a considerate big brother, I rubbed some nearby dock leaves on his skin telling him not to be a baby. We went through another lock and exchanged greetings with folk in an assortment of boats including cruisers and a huge Salters Steamer with passengers sitting on deck drinking cups of tea. The captain gave a toot as they continued downstream. My brother expressed the desire to have been on the steamer and I reminded him that he didn’t like tea and continue paddling! As we steered clear of two magnificent white swans with signets, I explained that all swans were owned by King George V1. They were his. Every year, men called Swan Up-

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pers caught them, nicked their beaks ensuring they wouldn’t be counted twice, and the King then knew how many he had. My brother seemed quite indifferent. Much later I steered the canoe into a space between huge trees with vines entwined in their branches. The vines intriqued me as I thought of Tarzan swinging on them shouting unintelligibly. Emulating my Saturday matinee favorite, I grabbed one and letting out a jungle call swung out over the river before it broke dumping me into the water. We both had a good laugh. Before setting up the tent and preparing dinner, I used my scouts knife to cut off a three inch long piece of vine. Intrigued, my brother watched as I stuck it in my mouth, lit it and inhaled the smoke which smelled like smoldering cardboard. Between gasps, coughs, wheezes and with tears streaming down my flushed cheeks, I explained that he was not old enough to appreciate smoking, yet. Strange to relate, he never smoked a cigarette up to the day he died! On our third day I told him we would be choosing a village location for the night as we needed provisions. He seemed quite cheerful with the news and paddled harder. Little Ted was also fascinated when seeing a gypsy encampment with gaily painted caravans, horses, and dark skinned folk making clothes pegs in a field. I told him they were the same ones who knocked on our door at home, asking for old rags and scrap iron they’d exchange for a goldfish in a jar that would float to the surface, dead within a week and they’d moved on. The village I chose was where we had cycled before and we knew the lady who owned the store where I bought necessary provisions. My little brother unpacked the canoe and started putting up the tent singing the popular song of the


day. His change of attitude rather surprised me as we tucked in to the huge dinners the lady had prepared for us. It was quite light when waking up the following morning and discovering my little brother’s bedding neatly folded ready for stowing in the canoe. On top was a piece of paper torn from an exercise book. In disbelief I read several times what he had written. “Sorry big brother. I don’t like camping and have taken the bus home.” As we didn’t have a telephone there was no way of contacting my parents and so I packed everything

up and started paddling downstream, alone. With the passing hours I reflected on the tongue lashing I would receive from my father a few days later. Also what came to mind a fellow student had written on a school photograph. “Love many. Trust a few. Always paddle your own canoe.”

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Good defenders are always looking for ways to make unexpected tricks for their side, especially when it results in a defeat for a seemingly impregnable contract. Such was the case in this month’s hand where East and West combined to take advantage of a minor error on declarer’s part. South dealt and opened 1 heart. To my mind, this North had a clear-cut 2 heart bid but he chose 1 spade instead. The problem with the bid of 1 spade is that when you eventually support partner he will expect a better hand from you, not a rock-bottom minimum. In any event, South chose to rebid 3 hearts, the classical way to show an intermediate hand with six hearts. Now North made his second bad bid of the auction by raising his partner to game when he barely had a response in the first place. Still, bidding blunders or not, North-South found themselves in a contract that was a favorite to make on the lie of the cards. West got the defenders off to a good start with the lead of the club king. East played an encouraging 10 and West continued with a low club to his partner’s ace but declarer ruffed the third round of the suit. South could see he only had one sure entry to the dummy so he set out

to maximise this opportunity by cashing the spade king, crossing to the queen and cashing the ace to pitch a diamond from his hand as East and West followed to all three rounds of spades. Only now did he tackle trumps by playing a heart from dummy for a finesse of his queen. West won the king, and not seeing much chance of defeating the contract, exited with the spade jack, expecting declarer to ruff and draw the outstanding trumps. But East had been watching proceedings carefully and saw the possibility that his now bare heart 10 might be put to some use so he promptly played that card at his turn. It just happened that that play was precisely what his side needed as it forced declarer to over-ruff with his ace and in the process his partner’s jack became the setting trick. Now it might seem that playing the trump ten in this situation would be superfluous as declarer was already being forced to use a trump to win the trick. In fact it was a no-cost tactic as the 10 was about to fall on declarer’s next play of the trump suit but if West just happened to hold the jack it could prove to be catastrophic to declarer’s goal. And that is exactly what transpired. This is known as an uppercut, a defensive play that happens more frequently than you might expect. The trick is recognising and acting on it in the heat of battle at the table. What about that minor error by declarer? If he had anticipated the potential uppercut (admittedly a difficult proposition) he could have spurned the trump finesse and simply played ace and another heart and later used the spade entry to dummy to take the diamond finesse. But perhaps that is just hindsight rearing its ugly head! Questions or comments: email: masson.ken@gmail.com Ken Masson

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ver The River and Through the Woods is the story of a young man “Nick Cristano” who visits his Italian-American grandparents for lunch every Sunday in Hoboken, New Jersey. The grandparents are sweet and lovable and very Italian. Somehow Nick has to tell them to their dismay and disappointment that he has a wonderful job offer (which he really wants to accept) – in Seattle. This play has many appealing and humorous qualities, and some very funny dialogue when the old folks get mixed up and forgetful. The Trivial Pursuit game in Act 2 is a memorable piece of farce of the “Who’s On First?” genre, guaranteed to bring the house down. The grandparents are played with enthusiasm by Georgette Richmond,

Ed Tasca, Kenneth Bridges and Peggy Lord Chilton. Ed Tasca has a lot of fun doing his Italian thing as “Frank Gianelli.” His accent is entirely convincing, and he plays the mandolin rather well. The others just enjoy their parts and all the best lines, delivered with great pace. I particularly enjoyed Georgette as “Aida Gianelli” who is constantly offering food, and even plans to mail lasagna to longsuffering Nick. She also gets a huge laugh from this Lakeside audience

when she says about Nick’s parents who have escaped to Florida, “Nobody leaves their family just for the weather!” Peggy Lord Chilton is excellent as “Emma Cristano,” while Kenneth Bridges plays her loving husband “Nunzio Cristano.” He manages the transition from comic to serious with considerable skill. Kevin O’Byrne has the most difficult part as Nick – he is required to be anxious and apologetic throughout the play, while at the same time we are supposed to believe that he is a talented young marketing executive. He could at times have been more self-confident, although the author gives him little opportunity to be himself. One Sunday a young woman “Caitlin O’Hare” shows up for lunch, as the grandparents plot to keep Nick from going west. The lunch is more or less disastrous, and Heather Hunter is intelligent and attractive as Caitlin who understandably doesn’t want to know Nick better. The second Act is more sentimental, and in spite of all the talk of faith and family Nick does go to his dream job in Seattle. One of the themes of the play is the different values between the generations – the grandparents are first generation immigrants and

to them family is everything. Tengo famiglia! Meanwhile Nick, who grew up in the U.S., is an ambitious young man trying to be successful and happy in his job. In the end three of the four grandparents die, and the actors manage the change of mood with some success – Ann Swiston did well in keeping everyone on track in what could have been a strange transition. The play begins as a comedy and ends as a tearjerker. The set was effective and flexible, and I appreciated the use of the side steps as a front door entrance. Beth Leitch was Stage Manager, Ann Swiston herself was responsible for set design and Win McIntosh for set decoration. The next play, Blood Relations by Canadian playwright Sharon Pollock, opens on January 17. This play, directed by Lynn Phelan, explores what may have happened in 1892 when Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother. I understand that Sharon Pollock may be visiting Ajijic to see her own play which won a GovernorGeneral’s Award for Drama in 1981. Michael Warren

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Dear Sir: Molly Ivins used to say the Texas legislature was the best free entertainment available. She could have broadened her scope to include the governor, the lieutenant governor, the State Board of Education, and the congressional delegation from Texas – just about any elected official in Texas, in other words. One candidate for lieutenant governor, Jerry Patterson, said Texas should not secede, as suggested by Governor Rick Perry. Instead, he said, “No, I’ve got a better idea. Instead of secession, I’m a proponent of expulsion. I want to kick about four states out of the union.” He always has a .22 caliber Magnum in his boot and often a .380 in his waistband. His view of the Endangered Species Act is that it protects “critters that ought to die, anyway.” The states he would expel to achieve ideological cleansing are California, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. They’re just too liberal for him. The current lieutenant governor (a powerful position in Texas, by the way), David Dewhurst, has pronounced Barack Obama to be against God: “This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now. . . . Barack Obama ought to be im-

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peached. Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime.” Thus, in a few words, Dewhurst has made Obama a heretic against God and he has perpetuated the thoroughly debunked Republican claims about the attack on the consulate in Libya. The Church would have known what to do with Obama during the Inquisition, let me tell you. Dewhurst was born too late to burn Obama at the stake. The Texas State Board of Education, an elected group of 15 members, continues to debate biblical creation vs. Charles Darwin. They are now the subject of yet another documentary. I already have a copy of the earlier one, called The Revisionaries. Congressman Louie Gohmert (RTyler), a Baptist Sunday School teacher when he is in town, surely ranks among the looniest of all congressmen. He believes the warmth emanating from an oil pipeline in Alaska will encourage caribou to mate and thus increase their population. He believes Arabs are sneaking across the border, posing as Mexicans, so they can have babies in the U.S. Then the babies can be trained as terrorists and return easily, because they will be U.S. citizens. Gohmert is now accusing John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, of supporting al-Qaeda. He bases this on McCain’s trip to Syria and his meeting with Syrian rebels. Two things are clear. Lunacy is a qualification for public office in Texas, and there is a civil war going on within the Republican Party, and it extends well beyond Gohmert vs. McCain. The Dallas Morning News reports that Tea Party activists are urging Louie Gohmert to challenge Senator John Cornyn in next year’s primary. Cornyn already seems as bad as they come, until one takes a look at Gohmert. And if Texas can elect an unschooled State Board of Education and Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate, I’m afraid a U.S. Senator Louie Gohmert is a real possibility. He and Cruz would really make a pair.  God help us! Fred Mittag


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hilippe, Maria’s tenyear-old son, couldn’t breathe. She massaged him as her curandera had taught her and it seemed to help. She knew he was dying, and soon, but every day was a gift from God. Maria went to Mass every morning and evening and all she ever asked for was a healthy Philippe, if that was God’s will. She asked that He take her instead of her son. He had a whole life in front of him and she would gladly take his place and praise God. So far, God had been silent. As she drove to church, Maria thought about the medical bills. They were already more than she could pay and like ocean waves, they just kept coming. Some doctors were refusing to come and see Philippe. The hospital that knew his condition best told her she must take him to the overcrowded Civil Hospital, where the care was much too quick. Suddenly, she heard the siren and saw the flashing lights. Policia! She had been speeding because she was late for Mass. The policia only gave tickets, which she couldn’t pay. Tears started flowing down her weary face as she pulled to the side of the road. The stern- looking policeman asked for her registration and license. She opened the glove compartment, pulled everything out and the first thing was an old jamon and queso torta, covered in mold. She handed her license and registration to the policeman, but couldn’t stop staring at the mold. It looked familiar. She crossed herself three times. It was the Virgin of the Rosary, the patron of her village! Maria clearly saw her face and the rosary around her neck. The policeman knocked on her window to get her attention and said, “Here’s your license and registration. Por favor, slow down and be careful. This road is dangerous early in the morning. Vaya Con Dios” Maria mumbled a shocked, “Gracias.” She crossed herself and thanked the Virgin for her favor. Ma-

ria skipped Mass and hurried home, thanked her neighbor for staying with Philippe and said “Adios.” Maria gently placed the torta on the edge of Philippe’s bed, said a prayer to the Virgin and began to bathe his face with a cool rag. He opened his eyes and said, “Hola Mama, I love you.” By morning, Philippe was strong and out of bed for the first time in months. The neighbors came to see Philippe and the Virgin. Each neighbor told ten more neighbors. Soon, Maria’s house and yard were overflowing with the sick. They came, knelt before the torta and prayed. The crippled walked, the blind saw and the sick became well. The rich man from a large hacienda came with his baby girl who was near death and she was made well. All who came left what they could and the rich man left enough money to more than pay for Philippe’s medical bills. Father Alvarez, Maria’s priest, watched, all the while saying his rosary. A few days later, Father Alvarez returned with the Bishop. They watched the sick being healed and the Bishop spoke with Maria. “What is happening here is surely God’s blessing on you and your neighbors. The Holy Father has asked me to bring the torta to church so that we may conduct a proper investigation. We must prove that the Virgin of the Rosary is creating these miracles.” Maria didn’t mind. She knew that the church had rules. But she also knew the Virgin had made her son, Philippe, healthy and that was all that mattered.

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f variety is the spice of life, then Doris Denny is having a very spicy life. She has more animals, people she loves, five children she has adopted the natural way (they came to her and started calling her mom), more careers, more places she has traveled to and lived, more games she has won, more husbands, and more friends than most of us. I met Doris at the home of mutual friends. She spent most of her time playing cribbage with our host who loved the game. I’m not sure if he realized Doris is a Cribbage Champion several times over. She once owned and operated her own Cribbage Club that is still going today. Her smile is welcoming to all and her blue eyes twinkle with mischief. She is the ultimate game player. If you know anything about bridge, Doris consistently reaches the top rankings in games she plays. She has at least 3,500 master points. For a comparison, I have been playing bridge for two years and have 9.58 master points. Doris is adventurous. From a young age she wanted to travel the world. Her first trip outside the United States was to a Bridge Tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. The year was 1971. She had been playing bridge for three years. I asked Doris how she happened to learn the game of bridge. She told me that after she had lost one of her sons, at a very young age, her mother suggested she learn to play bridge as a form of grief therapy. Doris loved the game and wanted to learn everything she could. A colleague suggested that she marry a champion bridge player, and sleep with him, so she could talk bridge all day and all night. That’s what she did. Doris remembers everything. She told me of a bridge hand she held during the Hawaiian Nationals in 1975, 2 Spades, 3 Hearts, 8 Diamonds. She won the bid and the hand. She also managed her own travel

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agency, and became an airline stewardess traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio to New Orleans, Reno, and then to Puerto Vallarta. As a travel agency owner, she got frequent familiarization trips. That is how she ended up in Ajijic at the Real de Chapala in 1994. Travel to Mexico was becoming a hot market. For the next two years, Doris rented out the Nueva Posada for two weeks, and brought a full complement of guests for a Cribbage Tournament one week, and for a bridge tournament the next. She loved Mexico and all the people that she met. Bridge was now her passion and the thought of playing bridge every single day was the dealmaker. Her husband agreed to come and live in Mexico. He also built the home, where Doris still lives, walking-distance from the bridge club. Mr. Denny had thought ahead and purchased the lot next to their home so that Doris could have all the animals she wanted. Her mother, who came to live with Doris for her last years, declared, “There could never be too many animals”. Doris took her mother seriously. She has four dogs and nine cats at last count. Of course that could change. The sign at her front door reads, WE WELCOME ALL STRAYS. People love to talk about how they met Doris. It could have been standing in an elevator or waiting in a line somewhere. If you accept her invitation to dinner, you will always be surprised at who else is there. Her close family here is a young couple that lives in the beautiful addition she had built for her mother. As you can see in the picture, her four-legged friends are also very much her family Doris is a loyal friend and as one person told me, “So smart, generous and loving and kind. She knocks herself out doing for others, without any expectation of return. For the sheer pleasure she takes in making others’ lives better. One of the best, most interesting, most intelligent people I


have met in my life”. Another friend who Doris has mentored in bridge says, “Doris is an inspiration to me.” Another, “Doris has a way of bonding people together and always being there when needed.” Smiles have always trumped the tears in the life of this singular woman. Even though we always see her smiling, she has suffered many losses, including her own two sons. Her response to sadness is to reach out and to help someone else in need, be they two or four-legged. Doris has traveled far from the small town Kentucky home where she grew up.

Travel has broadened her outlook on life and her understanding of human nature. She has pretty much traveled the world and is always ready for the next trip. When Doris and I started this interview she warned me, “I’m old. There is a lot of ground to cover.” She wasn’t kidding. She also told me the most important things for her were her babies (read animals), her extended family, and bridge. Doris believes in “The Hand of Fate that puts her where she needs to be. To have the best and most fulfilling life, you have to go with the flow.”

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he most popular theory to explain the origin of the word mariachi dates back to 1870. Emperor Maximilian was very fond of these folk orchestras which originated in Jalisco. During his reign they were often employed to play at fiestas in the homes of the Francophone Court. Some of these occasions were weddings so the Mexicans began calling them mariachis, a corruption of the French mariage. However they may have acquired the name, they are known everywhere by it. They have not only increased in popularity over the years, they have become professionals, for they are among the few folk music groups that live by their music. Their voices are often good and the players are first rate. In general they begin a song with what they call a sinfonía, a nice little tune, often having no relation to the melody. Between verses, the tune of the song is repeated. The music of Mexico has persisted and gone through practically the same evolution as the plastic arts of the country. Immediately after the Conquest, the Spanish employed native musicians because they had few of their own. To their teachings, the Mexicans began to incorporate compositions of their own and meztizo music was born. In pre-Spanish times, as now, only men and boys played musical instruments in the mariachi bands, but the boys and girls learn to sing and

dance together and continue doing so throughout their lives. After the Conquest, only boys received musical instruction for a short time in the first Catholic schools, the most famous being the one established by Fray Pedro de Gante at Texcoco in 1527. Many became good musicians even without knowing the language of their instructors. They were also skillful in making copies of the European instruments. The tradition continues to this day. Several states of the Republic make excellent quality guitar and Mexico has sent dozens of students to Cremona, Italy (land of the Stradivarius), to learn the manufacture of guitars, violins and other string instruments. In many schools children are taught to sing folk music, so that modern rock does not take completely over traditional music. In spite of foreign influences, Mexicans are still singing a lot of what is called boleros rancheros and mariachi accompanied songs. One way of knowing a people is to listen to their songs. The Mexican folk singers may not always have great voices, but they sing because they have something to say. As one singer expressed it: “I sing that I may be heard, Not because my voice is good; I sing to make known my laments In my own land and in others.” In their music the Mexicans express the entire gamut of their emotions— and for this reason their songs are rich and varied.

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hat, retire in Mexico?! Not the plan we had envisioned when we thought about early retirement from our consulting business. We had been fortunate with our business to have lived and worked in many parts of the world from exotic to rubble. These opportunities provided a springboard for us to get a sense of the country and its customs and to see whether we could adapt. Even though we had experienced many of these different cultures, we often fantasized about retirement places we had not seen. The Algarve in Portugal, the Tuscany region, Costa Rica and even Scottsdale, Arizona all bounced in our heads. We thought we would rent in each of these unknown places to see which area we would like before taking up residence. That plan would have been logical, cautious and safe, if not for Ajijic. One blistery day in Bucharest, Romania with a five-week break between the start up of our new contract in the Czech Republic, we decided we needed a stress free vacation far from the neon, concrete and the din of the city. After searching the internet for vacation ideas, I came across a Lake Chapala web site. This rang a bell with me because my wife had just finished reading a book describing Ajijic, the artists and writers that had colonized there since the 60’s. We were enchanted because it

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sounded like the perfect, stress free relaxing get-away. We had traveled in Mexico many times to the coastal allinclusive clubs and the colonial cities. In addition I had worked in Mexico City back in the 70’s so I thought I knew everything there was to know about Mexico. I was wrong. Lakeside was not the Mexico we had known, it was far better. We awoke the first morning in Ajijic to the booming sounds of the “cohetes” which scared the living you know what right out of me. Surely Mexico wasn’t involved in a civil war? I was such a gringo. That first morning and many thereafter, the roosters were in competition with the roof dogs as they crooned out their tunes to let the whole world know who owned which piece of land. Day after day we found new discoveries in this enchanted village; the blue and crimson skies, majestic mountains, perfect weather, friendly smiling people, wonderful street food, concerts and plays, a rock ‘n roll band, two traffic lights, no strip malls, gentle topes, a smiling cop, and even though at that time the lake level was far below normal, we thought Lakeside life was magical. Oh, oh, what was happening to us? Before we left Romania we actually shook hands in agreement that we would not enter any real estate offices, as this was a common occurrence when we worked and lived overseas. On one assignment we even considered a gated community in the steaming, snake invested jungles of Brazil – must have been something in the mangos we bought from that girl who walks on Ipanema. We honored our no real estate peeking commitment for four weeks while in Ajijic. Then one day the “bromine” must have weaved its magic into our bloodstream. This is a condition described by our friend Ray as a vapor that emerges from Lake Chapala and seduces you even further into the lifestyle at Lakeside. It acts as a filtering process against preconceived notions about retiring in a foreign country. The “bromine” nullifies the doubts and accentuates the positive. The seduction is


subliminal because past safe rationale behaviors are traded for new unknown ones and the reason is not quite clear. We were hooked, now the race was on to find a house. The last week at Lakeside found us in and out of over 30 houses but none we could call home. Building a home was the last thing we’d ever thought of doing, but there we were on the way to the Guadalajara airport finalizing the purchase of land, approving the drawings to our house and selecting color schemes. In the departure lounge we were on the phone to the bank transferring money. I turned to my wife, Carol, and said. “So, how is this stress-free vacation working out for you?” I had seen that glazed look before and I had learned over the years to let it go.

Friends here say if you are going to build a house, be there every day to check things out. We broke that rule by being overseas for the duration of the project. But there is another rule that we live by: “Trust and let go.” We trusted our builder while we were away and we let his team do their job. They delivered beyond our expectations. This is our fifteenth year enjoying the Lakeside seduction and we have never regretted it. In the interim there have been changes. Most have been good, while some have been unwanted. That was to be expected when we stepped out of our cocoon and moved into the unknown. Chuck Pattinian

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Once I was a lonely dog, Just looking for a home. I had no place to go, No one to call my own. I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow. Ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go. My skin would itch, my feet were sore, My body ached with pain. And no one stopped to give a pat, Or to gently say my name. I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run. For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun. And then one day I heard a voice, So gentle, kind and sweet, And arms so soft reached down to me, And took me off my feet. “No one again will hurt you, Was whispered in my ear.” “You’ll have a home to call your own, where you will know no fear.” “You will be dry, you will be warm, you’ll have enough to eat.” “And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.” I was afraid I must admit, I’ve lived so long in fear. I can’t remember when I let, A human come so near. And as she tended to my wounds, And bathed and brushed my fur She told me about the rescue group, And what it meant to her. She said, “We are a circle, A line that never ends.” “And in the center there is you protected by new friends.” “And all around you are the ones that check the pounds, And those that share their home after you’ve been found.” “And all the other folk are searching near and far. “To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.” She said, “There is a family, that’s waiting patiently, and pretty soon we’ll find them, just you wait and see.” “And then they’ll join our circle, they’ll help to make it grow, so there’ll be room for more like you, who have no place to go.” I waited very patiently, The days they came and went. Today’s the day I thought, my family will be sent. Then just when I began to think, It wasn’t meant to be, there were people standing there just gazing down at me. I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too. They said, “We have been waiting for a special dog like you.” Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be. “Thank you for the life I live and all you’ve given me. But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street. And send a rescue person to lift them off their feet.”

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hey stood face to face, not more than ten feet apart, and bored into each other’s eyes with laser intensity. Their fierce control showed such rigidity that neither allowed an involuntary blink. The rise and fall of their chests shouted-out brutal tension, but the silent exchange of air masked the carnivorous intent of both participants. As they inhaled and exhaled with heavy draws, the detected flare of their nostrils exposed a rhythmic movement on otherwise stone-like statues. A visible stream from their noses vaporized in the vast plain’s cool, dewy morning. Frozen in position, these two duelers waited for that inevitable moment, when one would make the fated move. A chilly, gentle breeze, in tandem with a mango sunrise, framed the Serengeti backdrop. The rustle of the tender wisps of tall grass created the only audible sound of wild-wheat caught in a draft. We peered at the unfolding confrontation taking place under the far reaching branches of a flat-topped acacia tree. Peter lifted the radio microphone from its holder and whispered a message in Swahili to other guides listening nearby. “Roger, that,” an unknown voice echoed back. Within seconds, we saw dust rising from all directions and heard the muffled sound of tires rolling over the dry, scorched earth. De-

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spite the noisy commotion of onlookers arriving by the jeep-full, the two competitors refused to be distracted and remained motionless. They found themselves on the Serengeti’s stage, as eager spectators stretched their necks out of the vehicles’ open roof-tops. Geared-up for the performance with binoculars and cameras with highpowered lenses in hand, the crowd waited for the showdown. Both predators wore spotted coats. One, sleek and shiny with organized rosette design, glistened in the morning sun; the other appeared mangy and rough, with an irregular pattern of brown and black round disks imbedded in its long, unruly hide. Aware of his high position of power and speed within the order of the animal kingdom, the leopard scoffed at the hyena’s attempt to intimidate. The cat looked up at his recent kill, flung over an upper limb of the acacia tree in his lofty lair, where it remained protected from the hungry scavenger. Using a zoom lens, I viewed the mangled throat of the Thompson’s Gazelle, as droplets of blood oozing from its torn flesh, fell through the air and splattered on the grass below. The leopard lapped his tongue in anticipation of the fruits of his labor. The hyena drooled for the scraps. Both maintained their positions. Although the hyena is not considered a predator of the leopard, it can be very slick in stealing away a leopard’s kill. The leopard, an expert tree-climber, definitely had the advantage. The audience waited for actionone hour drifted into two. Patience demands respect in the Serengeti; for the animals, it’s by instinct for survival; for tourists, it’s by choice for the thrill of a photo. Finally the leopard tired of the game. He raised his nose into the air, sniffing the scent of his dinner as it floated to ground level. It was time to end the stalemate, time to demonstrate his prowess as superior, time for the showdown. With the speed of light, the leopard accelerated past the hyena


and scaled up the trunk of the acacia with grace, his claws barely skimming over the barkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface. Upon reaching the coveted food source that lay draped over the limb, the leopard tore a piece of meat from the gazelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ravaged throat. In triumph, from his arrogant perch, he lowered his regal head to offer the hyena a dismissive glance. Balancing his massive body on the slim branch with his long tail, the big cat appeared to have the equilibrium of a tightrope walker. His silhouette against the rising Serengeti sun hushed the witnesses into silence.

Above, the black and yellowspotted beauty gnashed the flesh between his powerful jaws. Below, the empty-bellied loser sulked in the rustling grass, waiting for the meager droppings to fall. We slid back into the leather seats of the Land Cruiser and headed back to our tented camp for another sumptuous meal, prepared by our safari chef. Life is good on the Serengeti unless you are a Thompson Gazelle or an outwitted hyena. Carol L. Bowman

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was Art Gorsuch. After saying some kind words to me about my mother, he looked up at me with his beautiful old face and said, “And thanks for writing to me.” For many years, my family in Ohio had a close friend named Stan. He was a sweet and gentle man, a physician who had served his fellow creatures for decades with dignity and love. In his seventies he contracted lymphoma, a type of cancer generally slow-growing. But for all of us who loved Stan, it grew much too quickly, and far too soon Stan began to rapidly decline. My sister Nancy along with her husband Bob had been very close to Stan and his wife and his family. During his last two years, Nancy searched almost weekly for cards…sometimes humorous, sometimes reflective or philosophical, and she would inscribe each card with a short and personal note. Stan was finally moved to hospice care and to a little room set aside for the dying. His last two weeks he had little need for “things” aside from a few toiletries, two or three beloved books, and a few pictures. My sister visited Stan almost every day, sometimes only for a few minutes, sometimes for an hour or so. The day before he passed on, he asked her to get a blanket for him out of the tiny closet. She went to the closet, found the blanket, and just happened to glance up to the top shelf. There was a shoebox, and inside was something precious he had brought with him for his last days on earth. On the outside of the box, written in bold magic marker, were these words: “CARDS FROM NANCY.” Jim Tipton


Dear Sir: With the holidays upon us, I would like to share a personal experience about drinking and  driving. This is a first for me, as I normally don’t preach to others. Well, two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit.  That’s when I did something that I’ve never done before - I took a cab  home.  Sure enough on the

way home, there was a  police road block, but since it was a cab they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before.  I don’t know where I got it and now that it’s in my driveway, I don’t know what to do with it. Insincerely,  Alfred E. Newman Riberas de Pilar (PS: Please do not try to reach me because realizing what I have done, I find comfort in sleeping some 20 hours per day.)

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he screen door complained loudly as Maude pushed through it, then slammed shut behind her. She cringed as she waited to hear if the noise had awakened her babies. When all remained quiet, she shuffled across the worn boards of the porch to the paint-bare rocker and eased into it, careful not to spill any of the Budweiser from the can she carried. It was the time of day she liked best--the children in bed, Matt not yet home from his business meeting with Ken, and she soothing the pressure of her feet and strained back. Funny, she used to begrudge all the time Matt spent away on business, but she now enjoyed the solitude. Maude tipped the icy can to let the bitter-sweet liquid flow slowly into her mouth. The peaceful complacency of the prairie in the last few moments of sunset was mesmerizing. She stroked the flowery print stretched across her swollen belly, her thoughts roaming from the child within to the day she’d be able to stand upright again. “Trust me, darlin’” Matt had said that night after the Harvest Dance, when they’d both had more “celebration” than usual. “I promise I’ll pull out before...” Truth be told, Maude was eager to “get to it” and hadn’t needed much coaxing to forego precautions. The dancing, drinking, warm autumn night

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and firm caressing of her husband’s strong hands on the drive home set her mood and yearnings probably before his. Another year, another baby, she thought, smiling. Another souvenir of another lovely evening. It may be too soon, but she couldn’t be happier. The ringing phone shattered Maude’s reverie. She gripped the arms of the rocker and surged forward, belly first, rushing so the kids wouldn’t wake. “Hello” she blurted in a harsh whisper, after snatching the phone. “Oh, hi Sheriff. How ya doin’? Matt’s not here right now, but... Driving out to see me? Why? What’s happen... Well, tell me... You’re beginning to scare me, Sheriff. I want to know what’s goin’ on! Tell me... No, not when you get here. Tell me now!” Her grip on the phone tightened as the color drained from her face. “Wait, I don’t understand,” she cried. “You’re confusing me. Matt’s not dead, he’s in a meeting with Ken… You’re wrong! You’re mixing everything up... Oh!” Pain shot through her mid-section and she collapsed to her knees on the floor. “Help me! The baby’s coming.” She listened again, clasping her belly. “Yes, now! Hurry, and bring the doc.!” She dropped the phone, rocked from side to side in an attempt to quell the agony. They got the wrong person, that’s it. Matt can’t be dead. They’re wrong, or lying. But why? He said Matt and Lynda! Ken’s wife? Why? No, Matt wouldn’t do that to me, pregnant or not. Matt wasn’t with Lynda, he was meeting Ken. She crawled to the sofa in the living room, worked her way up onto it, trying not to cry out. Waking the babies was the last thing she wanted to do. Lynda...that bitch! She’s always been after Matt. Damn her. Damn HIM! No, no, it’s a mistake…has to be. Things have been perfect with us. This just can’t be. Time stretched endlessly as she waited, biting her lips so as not to cry out as much from the anguish in her mind as from her pain. After what seemed like hours, she heard the wail


of an ambulance siren drawing near. The screen door screeched as the Sheriff and Doc Kendall burst into the room. “Is it true?” Maude called, her voice strangled with tears. “About Matt?” Doc knelt beside her, gave her a pain killer as the Sheriff took her hand in his, saying, “Listen, Maude. You just concentrate on your baby, now. Hear?” A strangled moan burst forth from her as the doctor moved to begin his examination. Halfway under from exhaustion, she murmured, “But, why? Even if Matt was with Lynda, why kill him? Beat him up, maybe, but not...”

She was losing focus. “...horrible. Live without Matt? Our babies...” She saw the sheriff glance at Doc as her pain eased her into oblivion. She barely heard him whisper, unable to understand his words: “...too much pain...didn’t understand...thinks Ken killed Matt. Would have been bad enough … but it was Lynda caught the guys together...shot them both. Seems they’d been seeing each other for years.” Allen McGill

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News Thank You Volunteers! LCS held its biggest and best volunteer â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? holiday Posada ever. Lake Chapala Society extended an invitation to all of its volunteers to play, have fun, eat, hit the piĂąata, have fun, pat themselves on the back for a job well done, and have more fun. On December 21, volunteers had a rollicking good time, shared their success stories, their ideas, thoughts and concerns, and got a sneak preview of what the board is planning for the future. It takes 2,500 volunteer hours a year just to keep our basic services in operation. Add to that the thousands of hours served by the ESL volunteers, all of the activity leaders hours, and the events team, and we have close to 10,000 volunteer hours provided to LCS annually! Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers we are alive, growing, and contributing even more to our community.

Discover Volunteer Opportunities LCS will host a free Volunteer Fair on Friday, January WKIURPDPWRSP$OO/DNHVLGHQRQSURÂżWRUJDQLzations have been invited to share information about their missions and the opportunities they offer volunteers. Residents at Lakeside and many new full and part-time residents may be aware of some, but not all of the organizations are trying to improve the quality of life here. Many are retired and have both time and the desire to perform meaningful services to the community. For those with the desire and time to contribute to Lakesideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-being, organizations seeking volunteers include Cruz Roja (Red Cross), Operation Feed, Feria Maestras de las Artes, The Tepehua Community Center, Viva la Musica, The Shriners, NiĂąos de Chapala & Ajijic The Lakeside School for Children with Special Needs, OperaciĂłn Compassion and other programs that assist animals and children. Contact fair coordinator Barbara Hildt barbarahildt@gmail.com for more information.

LCS Goes Green We owe a huge debt of gratitude to eSun Energy and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner Jsun Mills. In mid-December eSun announced that it would donate a solar photovoltaic system to LCS and within three days it was completely installed. Not only did they turn the main campus green, but also the Wilkes Education System. What better holiday present could we ask for?! This gift will serve LCS for years to come, reducing our energy costs up to a projected 90%. Thank you very much Jsun and your team!

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The iPad/iPod/iPhone classes for beginners run by Keith Martin and Avrum Glasner are full for January. The next fourclass session starts on Thursday, February 20 and ends on March 13. Time and location: 10 a.m. to 11:45 in La Sala. To enroll, e-mail lcsipadclasses@gmail.com. Classes are restricted to LCS members. For further information, or to register, please e-mail Keith Martin at lcsipadclasses@gmail.com. Please indicate in the subject line â&#x20AC;&#x153;LCS iPad Classesâ&#x20AC;? to avoid your message winding up in the Spam folder. When registering, please provide your LCS membership number.

Open Gaming Want to learn new card/table/board games? Want to share favorite games with new players? Join us at the Gazebo Sunday, December 1, after Open Circle from 12:30 - 4:30 pm. Enter through the â&#x20AC;&#x153;backâ&#x20AC;? gate near the patio where Open Circle is held. No games are provided. Players without games are welcome or you can bring your own: Fluxx, Uno, Monopoly, Mah Jongg, Dominoes, Scrabble, Cribbage, Clue, Pandemic, etc. Please, no â&#x20AC;&#x153;loudâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;partyâ&#x20AC;? games that are likely to distract or disrupt nearby games & gamers. Please note: The LCS grounds will not be open after Open Circle for anything except Open Gaming. Public welcome. 0XVLF -DP Thursdays from 2-4 pm at the Library Pad outside Video Library. Anyone with an acoustic instrument is welcome to come and make music. $PHULFDQ+LVWRU\/HFWXUH hosted by Arnold Smith will take place the 3rd Monday of the month in the Sala 2- 4 pm. 3DWKZD\VWR,QQHU3HDFH Explore the philosophy and metaphysics of the Course in Miracles and related texts on Saturdays from 2 -3 :30 pm in the Ken Gosh Pavilion. 3KLORVRSK\ *URXS Discuss issues Wednesdays from 10:45 11:45 am at the Gazebo. Open to members only.

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/HDUQLQJ6HPLQDUVIRU-DQXDU\ TED internet podcast seminars available to LCS members only, take place weekly in the Sala from 12 to 1:15 pm. -DQXDU\chaired by Bill Frayer, features Leslie Hazleton on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Doubt Essential to Faithâ&#x20AC;?. Hazleton is a psychologist, Middle East journalist, and the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First Muslimâ&#x20AC;?, a new biography of Muhammad. She has developed a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of faith -- and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds. -DQXDU\ chaired by Ron Mullenaux, features writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mystery Box: All About Movies/Mystery.â&#x20AC;? Abrams traces his love for the unseen- a SDVVLRQHYLGHQWLQKLVÂżOPVDQG79VKRZVLQFOXGLQJCloverÂżHOG/RVWand Alias-back to its magical beginnings. -DQXDU\ chaired by Bill Frayer. Sheena Iyengar presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Choosing.â&#x20AC;? An expert in business and consumergoods marketing at the Columbia Business School, studies how we make choices and feel about the choices we make. She talks about both trivial (Coke v. Pepsi) and profound choices, and shares her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions. -DQXDU\ chaired by Fred Harland. Dr. Atul Gawande asks â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Do We Heal Medicine?â&#x20AC;? Surgeon by day and public health journalist by night, Gawande argues that our medical systems are broken. That we need to take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine. He explores how doctors can dramatically improve their practice using something as simple as a checklist.

Health Reminder LCS offers free health services to the entire public: Free Blood Presure checks Mondays and Fridays; Free Eye Exams Thursdays; Free Hearing Exams Mondays and Saturdays; Free Skin Cancer Screening every other Wednesday; Free Diabetes screening 2 Fridays a month; Free Hypnotherapy, & Pharmaceutical consulting; Free Yoga and exercise classes.

/LIHORQJ/HDUQLQJ1HLOO-DPHV/HFWXUHV A new LCS Lifelong Learning lecture series will feature experienced Lakeside lecturers speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. All lectures will be on Tuesdays at 2 pm in the Sala. -DQXDU\ Presented by Patsi Krakoff, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brain Fitness and the Longevity Dietâ&#x20AC;?, is a subject relevant to most of our community. Learn DERXWNHHSLQJRXUEUDLQVÂżWDQGH[WHQGLQJRXUORQJHYLW\ -DQXDU\ Karl Homann presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;the History of the English Language.â&#x20AC;? highlighting the transformation of English from its AngloSaxon roots to the present. English is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lingua franca, spoken as the native, second or foreign language by over 1.5 billion people. -DQXDU\ Bob Miller will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x153;Religion, Mythology and Reality.â&#x20AC;? One personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s religious event may be another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mythology and vice versa. Dr. Miller, an historian, will discuss several events commonly thought of as part of religion and try to position them as real historical events. -DQXDU\ Roger Heath will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darwinism as a Way of Life.â&#x20AC;? Drawing heavily on Daniel C. Dennettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fascinating book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Lifeâ&#x20AC;?. The presentation explores Darwin in connection to language, religion and morality.

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VIDEO LIBRARY NEW ADDITIONS New for January See the Video Library bulletin board and the binders on the FRXQWHUWRÂżQGÂżOPVRILQWHUHVW 0H[LFDQ$PHULFDQ:DU # 6404 At a time when immigration reform continues to be a heated topic in political and business circles, this two-hour special re-examines the controversial war that resulted in the United States taking control of what was nearly half of Mexico's territory. Latino-Americans # 6395 Chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become the largest minority group in the U.S. Two-fers (rent two for the price of one)0\)HOORZ$PHULFDQV#6412A and The American President # 6412B or Dave # 6413A together with Wag the Dog # 6413B. Four comedies about how screwed up the U.S. White House can get. )LYHIRUHLJQÂżOPVItalian for Beginners # 6405, King of Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island # 6402, Loose Cannons # 6403, Lovers on the Bridge # 6394 and Padre Pio # 6406 An oldie, but, goodie: (DV\/LYLQJ  -%%DOODULFKÂżQDQFLHU fed up with his free-spending family, takes his wife's just-bought, sable coat and throws it out the window only to land on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. He soon learns it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable Jean Arthur Ray Milland Comedy 6KDGHV RI *UD\      $PHULFDQERUQ 5D\ 5HKPDQ ÂżQGV KLV Pakistani father on his doorstep because his Caucasian mother threw him out. It's awkward for his father to move in because Ray just proposed to his Caucasian girlfriend. While trying to get his parents back together, Ray meets a South Asian girl of mixed descent, just like him, and must decide where his identity truly lies. Zachary Levi Fran Kranz Comedy Sneakers # 6397 (1992) Martin Bishop is the head of a group of experts specializing in testing security systems. He is blackmailed by government DJHQWVLQWRVWHDOLQJDWRSVHFUHWEODFNER[DQGWKHWHDPÂżQGVLWVHOIHPbroiled in danger and intrigue. Robert Redford Dan Ackroyd Two Guns # 6408 (2013) Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank in order to bust him and a mob boss. The heist proves too successful--with much more money seized than anticipated and Trench's forces donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the getaway. Denzel Washington Mark Wahlberg Action Mad Men Complete 6th season. # 6414 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6417 For a more complete review of the above movies, please see the LCS web site or the red catalogs at the LCS Video Library. If you have VHS tapes that you would like to have transferred to DVDs, we can do it for only 50 pesos per tape. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheap. Please be advised that if your VCR is a Region 4 model (Mexico) the movies available at the LCS Video Library are very likely NOT to play satisfactorily. They are all for Region 1 players.

'HHS5HOD[DWLRQ Beginning January 6 and continuing each Monday through March 31, experience the power of the subconscious mind to create a vibrant state of health. Group hypnosis classes for deep relaxation and wellbeing will be held in the LCS Gazebo from 11:30 to 12:30.


Casi Nuevo News â&#x20AC;&#x153;the red store with the corner doorâ&#x20AC;? Casi Nuevo has been receiving lots of new consignment stock from people who are selling their homes, down-sizing or combining households. Furniture items include dining sets, dressers, beds, recliners, and patio furniture. Consignment items are usually sold within 30 days, so our inventory turns over quickly. The rare items that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell in 30 days are discounted by 20% to entice our customers to buy. People are also taking advantage of our offer to buy their items for cash rather than waiting for their items to sell on consignment. We are located on the corner across from 7-Eleven on the carretera in Riberas Del Pilar. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re open 10 am to 3 pm, Monday to Saturday. :HDUHDQDOOYROXQWHHURUJDQL]DWLRQZKRVHSURÂżWVJRWRVXSport the children in our three charities: School for Children with Special Needs, LCS Community Education Program, and Have Hammer...Will Travel. For further information or to inquire about joining our volunteer sales team, please contact Jacqueline Smith at smithjacqueline55@gmail.com, 766-1303.

%ORRG3UHVVXUH6HUYLFHV7ZLFH:HHNO\ Lake Chapala Society will provide free blood pressure testing twice a week on Mondays and Fridays starting in January. You do not have to be a member to have your blood pressure taken. We offer you a record of your reading. We also have valuable health care handouts regarding the effects of high blood pressure on your health and ways of treating this common condition. New volunteers with medical or nursing training and experiHQFH DUH QHHGHG :H DUH Ă&#x20AC;H[LEOH²\RX FDQ VLJQ XS WR ZRUN on a regular basis or volunteer just once a month. We work Fridays from 10 am to 12 noon. Contact Lindy White: lindywhite246@hotmail.com or Mary Anne Molinari: mycasa17@gmail.com

Thank You! Another Successful Book Sale The library raised more than $4,000 pesos from our recent sale. You are the backbone of the LCS Library. Your generosity allows us to enrich the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collections with newer titles and to replace lost or damaged books. Thanks to those who contribute time, effort and books.

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January 2 12 pm Paris-Manhattan France 2013 The eternal wisdom of Woody Allen permeates this French comedy. January 9 2 pm Nairobi Half Life Kenya 2012 An aspiring actor from rural Kenya has dreams of a career on the stage. To the chagrin of his family he makes his way to Nairobi and quickly learns why the city is nicknamed Nairobery. January 16 12 pm Love in Another Language Turkey 2009 Onur, deaf from birth, works as a librarian. Abandoned as a child by his father, Onur blames himself. The he meets Zeynep. January 23 2 pm Prisoners 2013 USA Academy Award buzz DERXWWKLV¿OPZKLFKH[SORUHVWKHTXHVWLRQ³+RZIDUZRXOG\RXJR WRSURWHFW\RXUFKLOG"´7HUUL¿FSHUIRUPDQFHVE\+XJK-DFNPDQDQG Jake Gyllenhaal. January 30 2 pm Chonmage Purin Japan 2010 Kijima, a samurai, travels 180 years through time to arrive in present-day Japan. He meets single-mom Hiroko and her son Tomoya and ends up living with them for room & board. One day he starts making pastries and amazing things begin to happen!

LCS Spanish Classes

7KHÂżUVW:DUUHQ+DUG\6SDQLVKFODVVHVDW:LONHV(GXFDWLRQ Center start January 6 through February 22. The cost is $650 pesos for eight students or more; prices will increase if fewer students enroll. 7KHUHTXLUHG:DUUHQ+DUG\WH[WERRNLVSHVRV2SWLRQDOĂ&#x20AC;DVK cards ($230 pesos) and DVDs ($430) are also available. Six subsequent seven-week terms will be offered for 2014. 0RQWKO\,QWURGXFWLRQWR6SDQLVKFODVVHVDUHKHOGWKHÂżUVW7XHVGD\ of every month and run for three weeks. The cost is $150 pesos, and no materials are required.

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LCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS President - Howard Feldstein (2014); Vice-President - Ben White (2015); Treasurer - Michael Searles (2015); Secretary - John Rider (2014); Directors: Karen Blue (2014); Lois Cugini (2015); Ernest Gabbard (2015); Aurora Michel Galindo (2015); Fred Harland (2015); Cate Howell (2015); Ann D. Houck (2014); Wallace Mills (2015).

Executive Director - Terry Vidal The LCS Newsletter is published monthly. Deadline for submissions is the 17th of the month preceding publication. News items may be e-mailed to Reba Mayo rebaelizabethhill@yahoo.com; cc to Terry Vidal tqv56431@yahoo.com Note: The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all submissions according to time, space availability and editorial decision.

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CARS FOR SALE: Metallic green 6’6” standard truck cap for GMC truck through 2007. Excellent shape, lockable with clamps. ready to install and use. Price: $7,000.00 pesos. E-mail or phone 766-3885. FOR SALE: Tandem trailer with brakes, 6 feet wide by 10 feet long, 3500 pound capacity, ƐƉĂƌĞƟƌĞ͕ƐǁĂLJďĂƌ͕ĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶďĂƌĨŽƌůŽĂĚĐĂpacity and hitch. Mexican plates. Price: $28,000 pesos. FOR SALE: Completely overhauled and rebuilt hƟůŝƚLJdƌĂŝůĞƌƌĞĂĚLJƚŽŐŽƚŽǁŽƌŬ͘^ƚĞĞůĞĚĂƉƉƌŽdž͘ ϰŌ͘ϯŝŶƐ dž ϳŌ͘ϯŝŶƐ͘ &ĂĐƚƵƌĂ ĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞ ĂŶĚ ƌĞĂĚLJ ĨŽƌ ƉůĂƟŶŐ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ Ψϴ͕ϬϬϬ WĞƐŽƐ Žƌ h^ Equiv. FOR SALE:^ĞůůŝŶŐĂϮϬϬϬŽĚŐĞƵƌĂŶŐŽdĞdžĂƐdŝƚůĞƐŬŝŶŐΨϰ͕ϬϬϬh^͘sϴDŽƚŽƌǁŝƚŚĂƵƚŽŵĂƟĐƚƌĂŶƐŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ͘/ƚŚĂƐϭϯϴyyyŵŝůĞƐ͘WŽǁĞƌ windows power locks with duel A/C. Also has 3 ƌŽǁƐĞĂƟŶŐ͘^hsŝƐǀĞƌLJĐůĞĂŶĂŶĚŚĂƐŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů ƉĂŝŶƚ͘ &Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶĨŽ ƉůĞĂƐĞ ĐĂůů͗ ϯϯϭͲϮϲϮͲϮϴϲϱ please only serious buyers. FOR SALE: Honda Aereo 750 cc, 2005, 23,000 miles, Price: $65,000 pesos. Tel 333-952 8531. FOR SALE: ϮϬϬϱ &ŽƌĚ ĨƵůůLJ ůŽĂĚĞĚ͘ ŵƵƐƚ ƐĞůů ďĞĐĂƵƐĞ / Ăŵ ŐŽŝŶŐ WĞƌŵĂŶĞŶƚĞ͘ sĞƌLJ ŐŽŽĚ ŵĞĐŚŝĐĂŶŝĐĂů ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ EĞĞĚƐ ďŽĚLJ ǁŽƌŬ͘ Price: $30,000 p. great town car call john at 765 2726 or email jpm36chapala@hotmail.com Texas plated. FOR SALE: Trailer - Remolque. This trailer is ŝŶŐƌĞĂƚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͕ŽŶůLJƵƐĞĚŽŶĐĞ͘/ƚŚĂƐŵĞƌŝcan and Mexican papers. Price: $12,000 mxp - $1,000 usd. Please contact me at 333- 1914668. FOR SALE: Hitch for a U Haul trailer, used a few years ago only once to haul a trailer coming ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞh͘^͘ĚŽǁŶŚĞƌĞ͘ĂŶŚĂƵůƵƉƚŽϮϬϬϬ lbs. Current website shows the price for a new ŚŝƚĐŚ Ăƚ ΨϭϳϬ h͘^͘ / ǁŽƵůĚ ƐĞůů ŝƚ ĨŽƌ ΨϭϬϬ h͘^͘ Call me at 766-3025 or write ĨŽƚŽŇLJĞƌϮϬϬϯΛ yahoo.com.

COMPUTERS FOR SALE: sŽůƚĂŐĞZĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌͲϮϱϬϬsŝŶďŽdž pd $699 at Costco $550 pesos. Call:376 106 2119 FOR SALE: >ĞŶŽǀŽ /ĚĞĂ ƉĂĚ ϭ ϮϮϮϴϮh ϳͲ/Ŷ͘ƐůŝŐŚƚůLJƵƐĞĚĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐǁŽƌŬƐĮŶĞ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ $175.00. FOR SALE: EĞǁ >' ϭϴ ŝŶĐŚ ŵŽŶŝƚŽƌ͕ Great for using with small laptop screens EĞǁƉƌŝĐĞΨϭ͕ϭϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϲϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE:Ğůů^ƚƵĚŝŽyW^ϳϭϬϬнϮϰ͟^ĐƌĞĞŶ͘ Windows 7 Professional. Copyright 2009 MicroƐŽŌ͘^LJƐƚĞŵdLJƉĞϲϰͲďŝƚKƉĞƌĂƟŶŐ^LJƐƚĞŵ͘WƌŽĐĞƐƐŽƌDWŚĞŶŽŶ;dDͿ//yϲϭϬϵϬdWƌŽĐĞƐƐŽƌ͘ EŝĐĞĞƐŬƚŽƉ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϴ͕ϬϬϬ͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϱͲϰϱϵϬ͘ FOR SALE: Printer, hp7960 photo smart, four color ink jet, like new. Price: $650 mxp. Call 376766-5452.

PETS & SUPPLIES FOR SALE: Two Tenn. Walkers, palomino mare 11yrs old and one stud tenn. Walker, both are very good horses and easy to ride. Price: $2,500 us each.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE WANTED: hŬĞůƵůĞĂŶĚͬŽƌĂŶũŽ͕hŬĞĐĂŶďĞ ƐŽƉƌĂŶŽ͕ ƚĞŶŽƌ Žƌ ďĂƌŝƚŽŶĞ͘ ĂŶũŽ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ďĞ ϱ string, prefer smaller size. Call Mike at 376-7663540 WANTED: DŽǀŝŶŐŽdžĞƐĂŶĚWĂĐŬŝŶŐDĂƚĞƌ͘ Call: 763-5086. WANTED: <ŝŶŐ ƐŝnjĞ ďĞĚ ĨƌĂŵĞ ǁĂŶƚĞĚ͘ Ž ŶŽƚ ŶĞĞĚ ŵĂƩƌĞƐƐ Žƌ ďŽdž ƐƉƌŝŶŐ͘ ZĞĂƐŽŶĂďůĞ ƉƌŝĐĞ ƉůĞĂƐĞ͘ DƵƐƚ ďĞ ŝŶ ǀĞƌLJ ŐŽŽĚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͕ ǁĞĚŽŶ͛ƚǁĂŶƚƚŽĮŶŝƐŚŽƌĮdžĂŶLJƚŚŝŶŐ͘dŚĂŶŬƐ͊ FOR SALE: KůĚĞƌ ŵŽĚĞů DĂďĞ ϲ ďƵƌŶĞƌ͕ ϯϬ

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ŝŶĐŚŐĂƐƐƚŽǀĞǁŝƚŚůĂƌŐĞŽǀĞŶ͘'ŽŽĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ ^ƵŝƚĂďůĞĨŽƌƌĞŶƚĂůŽƌĐĂƐŝƚĂ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮ͕ϬϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ FOR SALE: 18.1 cubic foot fridge/freezer in ŐŽŽĚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐŽƌĚĞƌ͘KůĚĞƌ͕ǀĞƌLJƌĞůŝĂďůĞŵŽĚĞů͘ Great for casita, rental or second fridge. Price: $2,000 pesos WANTED: tĞĂƌĞůŽŽŬŝŶŐĨŽƌsƐƚŽǁĂƚĐŚ Ăƚ ŚŽŵĞ͘͘͘ŵŝdžĞĚ ƐƵďũĞĐƚƐ ŽŬ͘ ŐŽŽĚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ please, email us. WANTED: Looking for wall safe...please email us. FOR SALE: ϰ ƉŝĞĐĞ ƌĂƩĂŶ ƐĞƚ ǁŝƚŚ ĐƵƐŚŝŽŶƐ͘ KŶĞƚŚƌĞĞƐĞĂƚĐŽƵĐŚϲϮŝŶĐŚĞƐůŽŶŐ͕ŽŶĞůŽǀĞseat 48 inches long, one chair 27 inches wide. ůƐŽ͕ Ă ƚĂďůĞ Ϯϭ dž Ϯϭ ŝŶĐŚĞƐ͘ sĞƌLJ ŐŽŽĚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ ŽŵƉůĞƚĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŇŽƌĂů ;ĚƵƐƚLJ ƌŽƐĞ͕ ŶĂǀLJ͕ ŐƌĞĞŶͿĐƵƐŚŝŽŶƐ͘Ψϰ͕ϬϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϲͲϰϭϬϱ͘ FOR SALE: KŶ ĞŵĂŶĚ tĂƚĞƌ ,ĞĂƚĞƌ͘ ΨϱϬϬ pesos. Heatmaster HMP-10 on-demand gas waƚĞƌŚĞĂƚĞƌŝŶŐŽŽĚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘dĞŶͲůŝƚĞƌͬ minute unit has served well for 10 years and been regularly maintained by authorized serǀŝĐĞƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞƐĂůĞŶƚĂĚŽƌĞƐEĂĐŝŽŶĂůĞƐŽĨ Guadalajara. We no longer use the unit because we have just installed a complete solar-powered ǁĂƚĞƌ ŚĞĂƟŶŐ ƐLJƐƚĞŵ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŵĂůůĞƌ ŐĂƐ ďĂĐŬƵƉ unit. FOR SALE: >ĂǁŶŵŽǁĞƌ ŚĞĂǀLJ ĚƵƚĞ ;ƌŝŐŐƐ Θ ^ƚƌĂƩŽŶ ϱϱϬ ƐĞƌŝĞƐͿ ǁŝƚŚ ϮϮ͟ ĐƵƫŶŐ ďůĂĚĞ͕ ĂŶĚďĂŐŝŶůŝŬĞŶĞǁĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶƵƐĞĚŽŶůLJϰƟŵĞƐ͘ ;ŶĞǁŐĂƌĚĞŶĞƌŚĂƐŚŝƐŽǁŶͿƉĂŝĚΨϰ͕ϵϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͕ ƐĞůůŝŶŐĨŽƌΨϯ͕ϱϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ŽƵŐŚƚůŽĐĂůůLJŝŶũŝũŝĐ Ăƚ^d/,>ƐƚŽƌĞ͘ŽŵĞƐǁŝƚŚĐƵƐƚŽŵĐŽǀĞƌ͘,ĂǀĞ bill and warranty & manual. Call: 756-7269. FOR SALE:>ĂƌŐĞŽƵƚĚŽŽƌŐůĂƐƐƚŽƉƚĂďůĞ;ƌĞŵŽǀĂďůĞŐůĂƐƐͿǀĞƌLJůŝŐŚƚǁĞŝŐŚƚĚĂƌŬĂůƵŵŝŶƵŵ frame, with six large comfortable stackable chairs with high backs and arms. Has complete ĐƵƐƚŽŵŵĂĚĞĐŽǀĞƌƐ͘hƐĞĚŽŶůLJϯƟŵĞƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ $3 500 pesos Call: 765-7269. FOR SALE: 4 matching wood bar stools . ƌĞĂŵĐŽůŽƌĞĚƐĞĂƚƐ͘ĂĐŬŝƐϯϳŝŶĐŚĞƐƚĂůůĂŶĚ seat is 27 inches tall. Price: $1,200 pesos. Call: 766-3589. FOR SALE:ϮϬϬϴŵĞƌŝĐĂŶŚĂƵůĞƌ͘ϭϰŌdžϳŌ͘ ƵĂůĂdžůĞ͘EĞǁƟƌĞƐ͘ĂŶƐƚĂŶĚƵƉŝŶƐŝĚĞ͘&ŽůĚ down door for easy loading or motorcycles ĞƚĐ͘ džĐĞůůĞŶƚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ >ŝŬĞ ŶĞǁ͘ :ĂůŝƐĐŽ͕ Dy plated. Have also Canadian papers for it. Price: 59,000 Pesos. Call: 766-3589. FOR SALE:'ĞŽƌŐĞ&��ƌĞŵĂŶ/ŶĚŽŽƌKƵƚĚŽŽƌ ůĞĐƚƌŝĐY'ƌŝůů͘tŽƌŬƐ'ƌĞĂƚ͕ĐŽŽŬƐǀĞƌLJĞǀĞŶ͕ hƐĞĚ ŽŶůLJ ŽŶ ǀĂĐĂƟŽŶƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĞĂĐŚ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ $950 Pesos. FOR SALE: / ŚĂǀĞ ϯ 'ĂƌĂŐĞ ŽŽƌ ZĞŵŽƚĞƐ͕ ŵĂĚĞ ďLJ 'ĞŶŝƵƐ͕ ƚŚĂƚ / ĚŽ ŶŽƚ ŶĞĞĚ ĂŶLJŵŽƌĞ͘ Price: $400 Pesos each. FOR SALE͗ ^ƚLJƌŽĨŽĂŵ ŝƌƉůĂŶĞ ǁŽƵůĚ ŵĂŬĞ Ă'ZdyŵĂƐŐŝŌĨŽƌĂŬŝĚ͊WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϭϱWĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE: WŽƌƚĂďůĞ /,KD ŽĐŬŝŶŐ ^ƚĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ/WKŽƌ/W,KE͘ůĞĐƚƌŝĐŽƌĂƩĞƌŝĞƐ͕'Zd ^ŽƵŶĚ͘'ƌĞĂƚĨŽƌůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐƚŽLJŽƵƌĨĂǀŽƌŝƚĞƐŽŶŐƐ͕ ĞŝƚŚĞƌ Ăƚ ŚŽŵĞ͕ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĞĂĐŚ͕ ŽƵƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ LJĂƌĚ and others. Price: $500 Pesos. FOR SALE:ϯƵƌŶĞƌY'ƌŝůů͕ĐĂƐƚŝƌŽŶďƵƌŶers, works GREAT. Complete with full tank of gas. Price: $1,500 pesos. FOR SALE: ^ĞůĨͲƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐ ŚĂŵŵŽĐŬ with black metal frame. White rope hammock with the wood supports on the ends of hammock to prevent the banana ĞīĞĐƚŽĨŽƚŚĞƌŚĂŵŵŽĐŬƐ͘'ƌĞĂƚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶĐĂŶ be set up anywhere. Price: $1,300 pesos. FOR SALE: dŽƚĂů 'LJŵ ŝŶ ĮŶĞ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͕ ƵƐĞĚ ǀĞƌLJ ůŝƩůĞ͘ ŽŵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ăůů ĂƩĂĐŚŵĞŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ ĨŽůĚƐ ŇĂƚ ĨŽƌ ĞĂƐLJ ƐƚŽƌĂŐĞ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ $1,000p. WANTED: / ŚĂǀĞ Ă ůĂƌŐĞ ŵĂŝůďŽdž ĂŶĚ ǁŽƵůĚ ůŝŬĞ ƚŽ ƐŚĂƌĞ ŝƚ ǁŝƚŚ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ͘ /Ĩ ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĞĚ email:jonijulia7@gmail.com FOR SALE: WĂŝƌ ŽĨ ďůƵĞ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟǀĞ ŽƌŶĂƚĞ

El Ojo del Lago / January 2014

ŝƌŽŶƐŚĞůǀĞƐ͘DĞĂƐƵƌĞŵĞŶƚƐϮϳ͟;tͿdžϭϯ͟;Ϳy ϯϭ͟;,ĞŝŐŚƚ Ͳ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟǀĞ ƚŽƉ ĨĞĂƚƵƌĞͿ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϴϬ͘ϬϬh^ĨŽƌƉĂŝƌ͘ͲŵĂŝůŽƌƉŚŽŶĞϳϲϲͲ 3885. FOR SALE:ϭϴďŽƩůĞǁŝŶĞĐŽŽůĞƌĂůŵŽƐƚŶĞǁ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ϰϭ͟;,Ϳdžϭϭ͟;tͿdžϮϭ͟;ĚͿ͘tŝůůĚĞůŝǀĞƌ ŝŶ ǀŝĐŝŶŝƚLJ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϭϱϬ͘ϬϬ h^͘ ͲŵĂŝů Žƌ ƉŚŽŶĞ 766-3885. WANTED: /͛ŵ ůŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĨŽƌ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ ƚŽ ŚĞůƉ ŵĞ ĚŽ ĂŶ ŐLJƉƟĂŶ ƐƚLJůĞ ŵƵƌĂů ŽŶ ŵLJ ůŝǀŝŶŐ ƌŽŽŵ ǁĂůů͘ /ƚ͛Ɛ ƐŽƌƚ ŽĨ Ă ĚŽͲƚŚĞͲŽƵƚůŝŶĞͲƐŬĞƚĐŚͲ ĂŶĚ /͛ůů ĮŶŝƐŚͲŝƚͲƵƉ ƚLJƉĞ ŽĨ ƚŚŝŶŐ͘ EŽƚ ŶĞĂƌ ĂƐ ĚĞƚĂŝůĞĚĂƐƚŚĞƉŝĐƚƵƌĞ͘dŚŝƐŝƐĂƐƉĂƌĞƟŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ĨŽƌǁŚĞŶLJŽƵŚĂǀĞƚŚĞƟŵĞ͘DĂLJďĞĂůŝƩůĞΨΨ͕ ƐŽŵĞ ĨŽŽĚ Žƌ ͍͍͍ /͛ŵ ŝŶ ŚĂƉĂůĂ ,ĂĐŝĞŶĚĂƐ͘ ^ĞŶĚ Ă ŶŽƚĞ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ĐĂŶ ǁŽƌŬ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞƌĞ͘ EŽ smokers please. Call: 376-765-63-48. FOR SALE: &ƌŝĞŶĚ ďƌŽƵŐŚƚ ŶĞǁ ƟƌĞƐ ĨŽƌ ŵĞ from the states. Turned out to be wrong size. dŽŽ ďŝŐ ƚŽ Įƚ ǁŚĞĞů ǁĞůů͘ WƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚ Ăƚ ^ĞĂƌƐ ƵŶůŽƉϮϲϱͬϳϬZϭϲ'ŽŽĚĨŽƌůĂƌŐĞƌǀĂŶŽƌƉŝĐŬup Will sell or trade out for comparable quality ϮϭϱͬϲϱZϭϲ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϲϬϬh^͘Ăůů>ŽŶŶŝĞΛϯϭϱͲ ϭϬϬϬͲϵϱϮĐĞůůKƌĞͲŵĂŝůůŽŶƌŝĐŬĞƌƚΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ Will deliver to Chapala area. FOR SALE: ůĂƐƐŝĐĂů ŐƵŝƚĂƌ ;ŶLJůŽŶ ƐƚƌŝŶŐƐͿ made by “Tres Pinos” of Mexico City. Good qualŝƚLJŐƵŝƚĂƌŝŶďĞĂƵƟĨƵůĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘^ŽŌĐŽǀĞƌĂŶĚ strap included. Asking $800 pesos. FOR SALE: ZŝĐĞ ŽŽŬĞƌ͘ &ĞĂƚƵƌĞƐ Ϯ͘ϴ >ŝƚĞƌ ĂƉĂĐŝƚLJ͕ ^ĞĞͲdŚƌŽƵŐŚ >ŝĚ ǁŝƚŚ ŝŐŐĞƌ ,ĂŶĚůĞ͕ KŶĞͲdŽƵĐŚ^ĞůĞĐƚŽƌƵƩŽŶ͘/ŶǀĞƌLJŐŽŽĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘DĂŶLJŵŽƌĞŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚŝƚĞŵƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮϬϬ Pesos. Contact me at ernst_graf@yahoo.com or 766-3210. FOR SALE: Golden Companion 11 electric ƐĐŽŽƚĞƌ &ŝƌĞ ŶŐŝŶĞ ZĞĚ ĐŽŵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŚLJĚƌĂƵůŝĐ ůŝŌĂŶĚƌĂŵƉƐ͘ŵƵƐƚƚŽďĞŵŽďŝůĞŝŶƚŚĞŚŽƵƐĞ or on trips. Also have a Persian Rug beige with ĚĞƐŝŐŶ Ă ŵƵƐƚ ĨŽƌ LJŽƵƌ ůŝǀŝŶŐ ĂƌĞĂ͘ ;ďƵƚ ŶĞĞĚƐ ďĂƩĞƌŝĞƐͿ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϮ͕ϮϬϬ h^ ƐĐŽŽƚĞƌ͘ W Zh' $225 usd. FOR SALE: Cover recently dry cleaned. dŚŝƐ ŝƐ Ă ďĂŋĞ ďŽdžĞĚ ĚƵǀĞƚ ĂŶĚ ĐŽǀĞƌ ͲǀĞƌLJ ƉƌĞƩLJ͕ ĐŽǀĞƌ ŝƐ ŵĂŝŶůLJ ǁŚŝƚĞ ǁŝƚŚ ďůƵĞ ĞŵďƌŽŝĚĞƌLJ͘ KƌŝŐŝŶĂůůLJ ďŽƵŐŚƚ Ăƚ DĂĐLJ͛Ɛ and only gently used. Price: $2,700 pesos. FOR SALE: <ĂǁĂŝŝŐŝƚĂůůĞĐƚƌŝĐƵƉƌŝŐŚƚƉŝĂŶŽ and bench. Price: $7,200 pesos. FOR SALE: ^ůĞĞŬ ƵƌǀĞĚ sĞƐƐĞů͘ dƌŝͲWůLJ WĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ͘ &Ƶůů ĂůƵŵŝŶƵŵ ĐŽƌĞ ĨŽƌ ƐƵƉĞƌ ĐŽŶĚƵĐƟǀŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĞǀĞŶ ŚĞĂƟŶŐ͘ ^ƚĂLJͲ Cool Handles. Comfortable through ŚŽƵƌƐ ŽĨ ƐƚŽǀĞƚŽƉ ĐŽŽŬŝŶŐ͘ ŝƐŚǁĂƐŚĞƌ ^ĂĨĞ͘ &ĂƐƚ͕ĞĂƐLJĐůĞĂŶͲƵƉ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϮϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE:WŽƌƚĂďůĞŽůĞŵĂŶĂŵƉ^ƚŽǀĞĨŽƌ ƐĂůĞ͘ hƐĞĚ ϯ ƟŵĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŝŶ ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ ŽŵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ ϯ ŐĂƐ ;ƉƌŽƉĂŶĞͿ ĐĂŶŝƐƚĞƌƐ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ $500 pesos. FOR SALE:ůĂƐƐŝĐ^ĐŚǁŝŶŶŝĐLJĐůĞŽƌLJŽƵĐĂŶ ƉĂƌƚ ĞdžĐŚĂŶŐĞ ĨŽƌ Ă ďŝŬĞ ǁŝƚŚ ŵŽƚŽƌ͘ ŝĐLJĐůĞ frame and handlebars are original with new ƉĂƌƚƐ͘EĞǁ͗^ĐŚǁŝŶŶƐĞĂƚ͕ϳͲŐĞĂƌƐ͕ĨƌŽŶƚƐƵƐƉĞŶsion, rear handbrake, hand grips. Price: $1,800 ƉĞƐŽƐŽƌďĞƐƚŽīĞƌ͘Ăůů͗ϯϯϭͲϴϰϯͲϮϴϬϲ͘ FOR SALE: EĞǁ ϯ͟ ZLJŽďŝ ďĞůƚ ƐĂŶĚĞƌ ĐŽŵplete with manual, dust bag and starter belts. hƐĞƐ ϯ͟ dž ϭϴ͟ ďĞůƚƐ͘ KǀĞƌ ϭϬ͕ϬϬϬ ƉĞƐŽƐ ŝĨ LJŽƵ ďƵLJŝƚĂƚ,ŽŵĞĞƉŽƚŚĞƌĞ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϳ͕ϬϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ WANTED: hƐĞĚ ^ƚĂƟŽŶĞƌLJ ďŝŬĞ͕ ZĞĐŽǀĞƌŝŶŐ from surgery - need asap. alanhenn@aol.com FOR SALE:ĞĚĚŝŶŐ͘<ŝŶŐ^ŝnjĞŽǁŶŽŵĨŽƌƚĞƌ͘>ŝŐŚƚďůƵĞ͘KŶůLJƐĞůůŝŶŐŝƚƐŝŶĐĞ/ŚĂǀĞϮ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϰϱϬ ƉĞƐŽƐ͘ <ŝŶŐ ^ŝnjĞ &ůĂŶŶĞů ^ŚĞĞƚƐ ,ĂƌĚůLJ ƵƐĞĚ͘ >ŝŐŚƚ ŐƌĞĞŶ͘ / ŚĂǀĞ Ă ƐŵĂůůĞƌ ďĞĚ ŶŽǁ͘ Price: $300 pesos. Call: 376-106-2119. FOR SALE: WĂŶĂƐŽŶŝĐ DŝĐƌŽ tĂǀĞ KǀĞŶ ŝƐ Ă ŵŽĚĞů EEͲ^ϵϱϬ͘dŚĞ ŽƵƚƐŝĚĞ ĚŝŵĞŶƐŝŽŶƐ ĂƌĞϭϰ͟, dž Ϯϯ͟t dž ϭϵ͘͟ dŚĞ ŽǀĞŶ ŵĞĂƐƵƌĞƐ ϭϭ͟,džϭϴϭͬϮ͟tdžϭϴϭͬϮ͘͟/ƚĐŽŵĞƐǁŝƚŚĂůů accessories and booklets. Price: $750.00 pesos.

FOR SALE: The Love seats are in excellent ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘dŚĞLJĂƌĞĐůŽƚŚĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ͕ŐŽůĚĞŶŝŶĐŽůor, and mounted on wooden feet. Price: $1,000 Pesos each/ 2 x 1750 pesos. FOR SALE:'ŝĂŶƚŵŽƵŶƚĂŝŶďŝŬĞ͘&ƌŽŶƚƐŚŽĐŬƐ and accessories. Price: $1,500. FOR SALE:ŝŬĞƚƌĂŝŶĞƌ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϱϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE: ŝŬĞ ĐĂƌƌŝĞƌ͘ /ƚ ĮƚƐ ďŝŐ ĂŶĚ ƐŵĂůů hitches and can handle three bicycles. Price: $2,000. FOR SALE: KůĚ ƐƚLJůĞ ďŝŬĞ ĨŽƌ ƌŽĂĚ ƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ͕ clits, cateye and accessories. Price: $800 Pesos. FOR SALE: DŽƵŶƚĂŝŶ ďŝŬĞ͕ EĞdžƚ ĨƌŽŶƚ ĂŶĚ ďĂĐŬ ƐŚŽĐŬƐ͕ ŶĞǁ ĐŚĂŝŶ͕ ŶĞǁ ƟƌĞƐ͕ ŶĞǁ ŐĞĂƌ changer in back and accessories. FOR SALE: džĐĞůůĞŶƚ ŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ǀĞƌLJ ĐůĞĂƌƉŝĐƚƵƌĞ͘Ϯϴ͟ƐĐƌĞĞŶ͘,ĂƐŵĂŶLJĐŽŶŶĞĐƟŽŶƐ for other electronics accessories. Price: $1,000 pesos. Call: 333-452- 9448. FOR SALE: &ŝǀĞ ƐƉĞĂŬĞƌƐ ĨŽƌ ƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚ ƐLJƐ͘ ^ĂŵƐƵŶŐƌĂŶĚ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϯϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE: ,ĞĂǀLJ ĚƵƚLJ ŇŽŽƌ ^ĂĨĞ͘ ^ƚĂŝŶůĞƐƐ ƐƚĞĞůĨƌŽŶƚĐŽŵďŝŶĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚŵĞƚĂůďŽĚLJ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ $1,500 pesos. WANTED:tĂŶƟŶŐƚŽƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĂƚŚƌĞĞƐĞĂƚ ƐŽĨĂ ŝŶ ŶĞĞĚ ŽĨ ŶĞǁ ƵƉŚŽůƐƚĞƌLJ͘ ^ŝŵƉůĞ ƐƚLJůĞ preferred. FOR SALE:ϮĚƌĂǁĞƌŵĞƚĂůĮůĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚŽŶƌŽůůing stand. These items more too fast for email ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐĞ͘ EŽ ĞŵĂŝů ƉůĞĂƐĞ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϰϱϬ WĞƐŽƐ͘ Call: 376-106-0882. FOR SALE: sĞƌLJ ĐŽŵĨLJ͕ ƐŽůŝĚ ĐŚĂŝƌ͘ ĂŶ ŚĂŶĚůĞ Ă ^ĂŶƚĂ ƐŝnjĞĚ ƉĞƌƐŽŶ͘ Call store for info. These items move too fast for ĞŵĂŝů ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐĞ͕ EŽ ĞŵĂŝů ƉůĞĂƐĞ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ Ψϱϵϱ Pesos. Call: 376-106-0882. FOR SALE: Couch for $1,500 pesos. Great ƐŚĂƉĞ͗ ĂƉƉƌŽdž͘ ϳ ĨĞĞƚ ůŽŶŐ͘ EŽ ĞŵĂŝů ƉůĞĂƐĞ͘ Call: 376-106-0882. FOR SALE:DĞŝůĞsĂĐƵƵŵ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮ͕ϴϬϬWĞsos. Call: 376-106-0882. FOR SALE:>ƵŐŐĂŐĞ͘DĂŶLJĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƐŝnjĞƐĂŶĚ types. Price: $400 pesos and UP. Call: 376-1060882. FOR SALE: ĂƐĞ >ŽŐŝĐ ůĂĐŬ džƉĂŶĚĂďůĞ ELJůŽŶͬsŝŶĚĞƌ͘,ŽůĚƐϮϬϴƐͬsƐŝŶϮϲ ^ĞƉĂƌĂƚĞ ^ůĞĞǀĞƐ͘ ůŵŽƐƚ ŶĞǁ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϮϱϬ ƉĞsos. Contact me 766-3210 or ernst_graf@yahoo.com. FOR SALE: Ăƌ ƐƚLJůĞ ƚĂďůĞ Θ ĐŚĂŝƌƐ͘ ƵƚŚĞŶƟĐDĞdžŝĐĂŶƋƵŝƉĂůĞƌŽƵŶĚďĂƌƐƚLJůĞƚĂďůĞ͕ϯϳ͟ high, 2 feet in diameter, with four chairs, golden tan and dark brown leather. Price: $1,800 pesos. Call: 376-766-5421. FOR SALE: dǁŽ ϭϵϱϲͬϱϳ sŝŶƚĂŐĞ ŐĂŵĞ ƐĞƚƐ͕ ϭϱϮ ƟůĞƐ ǁͬůĞĂƚŚĞƌ ĐĂƐĞ͘ ŶŐůŝƐŚ DĂŶƵĂů ǁͬ ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚ ƚƌĂŶƐůĂƟŽŶ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ ΨϭϬϬϬ Dy Θ ΨϰϬϬ Dy͘ FOR SALE: ^ĞĂƌƐ ͞^ƉŽƌƚ ϮϬ^s͟ ϮϬ ĐƵ͘ Ō͘ ĐĂpacity Approx, 1.75m x 1.00m x 0.50. Used only ŽŶĐĞ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϮϬϬDy͘Ăůů͗ϯϳϲͲϳϲϲͲϮϮϮϱ͘ FOR SALE:^ĂŵƐƵŶŐ͘ŝŶĞŵĂsŝƐŝŽŶ͞Ϯϰ͟ds͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϬϬϬDy͘Ăůů͗ϯϳϲͲϳϲϲͲϮϮϮϱ͘ WANTED: 2 1/2 qt. pyrex mixing bowl. Call: 766-3580 FOR SALE::ŽŬĂƌŝtŝŶĞŝƌͲsĂĐsĂĐƵƵŵtŝŶĞ ŽƌŬƐĞĂůƐŝŶĨƌĞƐŚŶĞƐƐĂŶĚŇĂǀŽƌŽĨŽƉĞŶǁŝŶĞ͘ /ƚŚĂƐĂŶĞĂƐLJƉƵŵƉƚŚĂƚƌĞŵŽǀĞƐĂŝƌĨƌŽŵǁŝŶĞ ƚŽƉƌĞǀĞŶƚŽdžŝĚĂƟŽŶ͘tĞďŽƵŐŚƚŝƚŝŶƚŚĞh^ĂŶĚ used it only once. Price: $100 pesos. Contact me at ernst_graf@yahoo.com or call me at 7663210. FOR SALE: King bedroom suite. White lacquer with curved mirror inset in headboard, two side tables with drawers, full size dresser with large ƌŽƵŶĚŵŝƌƌŽƌ͕ĂŶĚŵĂƚĐŚŝŶŐǁĂƌĚƌŽďĞ͘ŽĞƐŶŽƚ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞŵĂƩƌĞƐƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϲ͕ϱϬϬWĞƐŽƐ͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϲͲ 2551. FOR SALE: Exercise ball with pump and broĐŚƵƌĞ ŽĨ ƐƵŐŐĞƐƚĞĚ ĞdžĞƌĐŝƐĞƐ͘ / ďŽƵŐŚƚ ƚŚŝƐ Ăƚ ŽƵƌ ůŽĐĂů tĂůͲDĂƌƚ͘ / ǁĂŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ Ɛŝƚ ŽŶ ŝƚ ǁŚŝůĞ


working at my desk, but the desk is too high. dŚŝƐŝƐŐƌĞĂƚĨŽƌŐĞƫŶŐĂǁŽƌŬŽƵƚŝŶƚŚĞƉƌŝǀĂĐLJ of your home. Price: $100 pesos. FOR SALE: dǁŝŶ DĂƌƚŚĂ ^ƚĞǁĂƌƚ ĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĞƌ͕ two shams, bed skirt - was used in a guest room Ͳ ďĂƌĞůLJ ƵƐĞĚ Ͳ ΨϮϱϬ ƉĞƐŽƐ ;ŶĂǀLJ ĂŶĚ ǁŚŝƚĞ ƐƚƌŝƉĞĚͿ͘ FOR SALE: ŽīĞĞƚĂďůĞĨŽƌƐĂůĞ͘/ŶŐŽŽĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ ^ĞĞ ƚŚĞ ƉŝĐƚƵƌĞ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ͘ ;ϰϲĐŵ ŚŝŐŚ dž ϭϬϳĐŵĂĐƌŽƐƐͿ,ĂǀŝŶŐƚƌŽƵďůĞƵƉůŽĂĚŝŶŐƉŝĐ͘dĂble is heptagon style, medium brown with hint of orange/red but basically brown. Price: $500 pesos. Call: 765-3833. FOR SALE: Catamaran Prindle 16. Great fast ďŽĂƚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ůĂŬĞ͘ ^ĂŝůƐ͕ ƚƌĂŵƉŽůŝŶĞ͕ ĂŶĚ ƐƚĂLJƐ ŝŶ ŶĞǁ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ EŽ ƉĂƚĐŚĞƐ ŝŶ ŚƵůůƐ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ $16,000 pesos. Call: 387-761-0125. FOR SALE: / ŚĂǀĞ ĂŶ , ŝƐŚ ǁŝƚŚ Ă , ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƌ͘ ϭ LJĞĂƌ ŽůĚ͘ WĞƌĨĞĐƚ ^ŚĂƉĞ͘ ŵĂŝů ŵĞ Ăƚ charlesjbradley88@gmail.com. FOR SALE: &ƌĞŶĐŚͲŵĂĚĞ ŽƉƉĞƌ ƉĂŶƐ͘ ZŽŶdeau Casserole with lid 10” – 500p. Round au 'ƌĂƟŶ ƉĂŶ ϭϬ Ъ ͟ ʹ ϯϬϬƉ͘ KǀĂů ĂƵ 'ƌĂƟŶ ƉĂŶ 12”x 8” – 300p. Crepe pan 8” – 300p. Mould 7”ϮϬϬƉ͘DŽƵůĚϱЪ͞ʹϭϱϬƉƉůƵƐDĞƌŝŶŐƵĞŵŝdžŝŶŐ bowl 8” – 200p. FOR SALE: rappelling rope 175 feet. purĐŚĂƐĞĚEKĨŽƌŽƵƌĐůŝŵďŝŶŐĐůƵďŚĞƌĞĂƚ>ĂŬĞƐŝĚĞͲ^tdͬZĂŶŐĞƌŚĞĂǀLJĚƵƚLJƌĂƉƉĞůůŝŶŐƌŽƉĞ͕ ĐůŝŵďŝŶŐ ƐƚĂƟĐ ƌŽƉĞ͘ ,ŝŐŚ ƚĞŶƐŝůĞ ƐƚƌĞŶŐƚŚ ŶLJůŽŶĐŽƌĞ͘dŽƉƋƵĂůŝƚLJƐƚĂƟĐƌŽƉĞĨŽƌƌĂƉƉĞůůŝŶŐ͕ ĐůŝŵďŝŶŐ͕ĐĂǀŝŶŐΘƌĞƐĐƵĞ͘ϳ͕ϮϬϬƉŽƵŶĚƚĞƐƚ͘hs resistance and durability. Pre-shrunk to reduce ƐŚƌŝŶŬĂŐĞ͘ /ĚĞĂů ĨŽƌ ǁĞƚ ƵƐĞƐ͘ ŝĂŵĞƚĞƌ͗ ϳͬϭϲ͟ ;ŝŶĐŚͿ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϲϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ;ĞĂĐŚͿ͘ FOR SALE:^ŚĂǁͬ^ƚĂƌŚŽŝĐĞ^ZϱϬϱ,ƌĞceiver complete with remote and cables to conŶĞĐƚ ƚŽ ds ;s/ ƚŽ ,D/ Žƌ ĐŽŵƉŽŶĞŶƚͿ͘&ƌĞĞ ĂŶĚ ĐůĞĂƌ ƚŽ ďĞ ĂĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ͘ Ψϭ͕ϮϬϬ ƉĞƐŽƐ͘ Ăůů͗ 766-4105. FOR SALE:ƵƚŽŐƌĂƉŚĞĚ&ŝƌƐƚĚŝƟŽŶƐ͘ŽŽŬƐ͘ 'ƌĞĂƚ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ ŐŝŌƐ Ăƚ ƌŽĐŬͲďŽƩŽŵ ƉƌŝĐĞƐ͘ ƚŚĞƐĞĂƵƚŽŐƌĂƉŚĞĚĮƌƐƚĞĚŝƟŽŶƐ͗d,'͕ďLJ ŝĐŬ&ƌĂŶĐŝƐ͕ΨϮϱϬWĞƐŽƐ͖>//KZE͕ďLJƌŶŽůĚZ͘ƌŽǁŶ͕ΨϮϬϬW^K^͖Dz^>^dKDDE͕ ďLJ &ƌĂŶŬ >ĂƵŵĞƌ͕ ΨϮϬϬ WĞƐŽƐ͖ E /E K^dKE͕ DhZZ d  &/EE KEsEd/KE͕ ďLJ 'Ăŝů ͘ &ĂƌƌĞůůLJ͕ ΨϱϬ WĞƐŽ͘ / ĂůƐŽ ŚĂǀĞ ƚŚĞ ĨŽůůŽǁŝŶŐ ŚĂƌĚĐŽǀĞƌ &ŝƌƐƚ ĚŝƟŽŶƐ͕ ŶŽƚ signed, each at $100 Pesos: Patricia Cornwell, WKZd DKZdhZz͖ WĂƚƌŝĐŝĂ ŽƌŶǁĞůů͕ ^ZWdd͖ ZŽďŝŶ ŽŽŬ͕ ^,K<͖ :ŽŶĞůůĞŶ ,ĞĐŬůĞƌ͕ t,/d >/^͖ ĂŶĚ :ĂŵĞƐ WĂƩĞƌƐŽŶ͕ ϰƚŚ ŽĨ :ƵůLJ͘ Ăůů:ŝŵdŝƉƚŽŶĂƚ;ϯϳϲͿϳϲϱϳϲϴϵ͘ FOR SALE:ŽnjĞŶƐŽĨƉůĂƐƟĐƐƚŽƌĂŐĞďŽdžĞƐŽĨ all sizes. Price: $3-$6 each. Call: 376-765-2698. FOR SALE: Christmas Tabletop Arrangement. ĞĂƵƟĨƵůŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐdĂďůĞƚŽƉƌƌĂŶŐĞŵĞŶƚ͘tĞ ďŽƵŐŚƚŝƚŝŶƚŚĞh^ĂŶĚƵƐĞĚŝƚŽŶůLJŽŶĞƐĞĂƐŽŶ͘ Price: $120.00 Pesos. Contact me at ernst_ graf@yahoo.com or call me at 766-3210. FOR SALE:YƵĞĞŶ^ŝnjĞŵƵůƟĐŽůŽƌĞĚĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĞƌ͘ΨϮϱϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ůƐŽƋƵĞĞŶƐŝnjĞŽīǁŚŝƚĞĐŽŵforter $200 pesos. Call: 766-4105. FOR SALE: King size duvet. $700 pesos. White king size duvet cover $500 pesos. Also king size duvet cover and shams - cream with brown ƐƟƚĐŚŝŶŐΨϰϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϲͲϰϭϬϱ͘ FOR SALE: Movies all play well and are in ŶŐůŝƐŚ͘DŽƐƚůLJĂĐƟŽŶĚƌĂŵĂ͕ƐŽŵĞĐŚŝĐŬŇŝĐŬƐ͕ chosen by well known actors. Please contact for private showing. Price: $10 pesos each. Call: 331-319- 1012. FOR SALE:>ĂƌŐĞWŝnjnjĂKǀĞŶ͕��ĞĨƌĂĐƚŽƌLJƐƚŽŶĞ͕ ĨŽƌ ϰ ůĂƌŐĞ ƉŝnjnjĂƐ͘ ŽƵŐŚƚ ĨŽƌ Ψϵ͕ϬϬϬ͘ ƐŬŝŶŐ Ψϲ͕ϬϬϬ͘ WƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂů ĞĞƉ ĨƌLJĞƌ͕ Ăůů ƐƚĂŝŶůĞƐƐ steel, Two baskets bought for $6,700. Asking Ψϱ͕ϬϬϬ͘^ƚĂƟŽŶĂƌLJWƌŽƉĂŶĞdĂŶŬ͕ϯϬϬůƚ͘ǁŝƚŚĂůů ĮdžƚƵƌĞƐ͕;ǀĂůǀĞƐ͕ƌĞŐƵůĂƚŽƌ͘͘͘ͿŽƵŐŚƚĨŽƌΨϰ͕ϳϬϬ͘ Asking $3,500. Everything bought brand new. KŶůLJϰŵŽŶƚŚƐŽĨƵƐĞ͘Ăůů͗ϯϯϭͲϯϮϰͲϵϳϭϮ FOR SALE:ͲŝŐĂƌĞƩĞŐŽͲŝŐĂƐĞ,ŽůĚĞƌ WŽƵĐŚ>ĂŶLJĂƌĚEĞĐŬůĂĐĞůĂĐŬΨϭϬϬƉĞĂĐŚ͘Ăůů͗ 765-4590. WANTED: Looking for new or used hardboiled egg cooker. Call 1-5 PM 765-7629. FOR SALE:EĞǁŬĞƩůĞďĞůů͕ϭϬůďƐ͘ΨϭϵϵƉĞƐŽƐ͘ Pair 5 lb free weights $180 pesos. Pair 3 lb free weights $150 pesos. Call 1-5 PM 765-7629. FOR SALE: ƐŚĂǁ ^ZϱϬϱ, ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƌ with remote. hi def from a reliable receiver. Price: $1,200 pesos. Call: 376- 766-5014. FOR SALE: ^ZϮϬϳ ^ŚĂǁͬ^ƚĂƌ ŚŽŝĐĞ ƐƚĂŶĚĂƌĚĚĞĮŶŝƟŽŶƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƌ;ŶŽƚ,ͿĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞǁŝƚŚ

ƌĞŵŽƚĞ͕ƉŽǁĞƌĐŽƌĚ͕ĂŶĚĐĂďůĞƚŽĐŽŶŶĞĐƚƚŽds͘ &ƌĞĞĂŶĚĐůĞĂƌƚŽďĞĂĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϳϱϬƉĞsos. Call: 766-4105. FOR SALE: DŽƚŽƌŽůĂ ^ZϲϯϬ , WsZ ǁŝƚŚ ƌĞŵŽƚĞ ĂŶĚ ,D/͘ ZĞĐŽƌĚ ŽŶĞ ĐŚĂŶŶĞů ǁŚŝůĞ ǁĂƚĐŚŝŶŐĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ͘&ƌĞĞĂŶĚĐůĞĂƌƚŽďĞĂĐƟǀĂƚed. Price: $4,400 pesos. Call: 766-4105. FOR SALE: / ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚ ƚŚŝƐ ůůŝƉƟĐĂů dƌĂŝŶĞƌ new here in Guadalajara for 12,700 pesos so you know it is top-of-the-Line. We are moving ďĂĐŬEŽƌƚŚĂŶĚƚŚŝƐŚĞĂǀLJĚƵƚLJŵĂĐŚŝŶĞŝƐƋƵŝƚĞ costly to ship. Price: $3,000 pesos. Call: 376763-5086. FOR SALE: ƵƐƚŽŵ ĞƐŝŐŶ ^ĞĐƟŽŶĂů Θ ĐŚĂŝƌ͘ sĞƌLJ ĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂďůĞ ƐĞĐƟŽŶĂů ĂŶĚ ĐŚĂŝƌ͘ dƵdžĞĚŽ style, with black and white woven fabric. CushŝŽŶƐĂƌĞĚĞƚĂĐŚĞĚ͕ƚǁŽͲƐŝĚĞĚ͕ǁŝƚŚnjŝƉƉĞƌƐ͘^ĞĐƟŽŶĂů ϭϭϬ͟ dž ϵϬ͘͟ ŚĂŝƌ ϯϳ͟ ǁŝĚĞ dž ϯϱ͟ ĚĞĞƉ͘ Price: $11,000 pesos. FOR SALE: The E-Power Machine was deƐŝŐŶĞĚ ƚŽ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ EĞŐĂƟǀĞ WŽƚĞŶƟĂů ŶĞƌŐLJ ;ŶŝŽŶīĞĐƚͿŽƌĂƐ/ƐĂLJ͕EĞŐĂƟǀĞ/ŽŶdŚĞƌĂƉLJ ǁŝƚŚ,ŝŐŚ&ƌĞƋƵĞŶĐLJŶĞƌŐLJ;ZĞƐŽŶĂŶĐĞͿ͘zŽƵƌ body is used as the capacitor allowing the EPower to generate 70KHz of high frequency ĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂů ǁĂǀĞƐ͕ ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐ ĂŶ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂů ĞŶĞƌŐLJ that may balance and revitalize. Please visit web ƐŝƚĞ ĨŽƌ ĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞ ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͘ ŚƩƉ͗ͬͬǁǁǁ͘ĞŶergywellnessproducts.com/ep ower.htm Price: $7,000 pesos. Call: 766 0215. FOR SALE: ^ŽŶLJ /&Ͳ^ϭϱ/W /ͲƉŚŽŶĞͬ /ͲƉĂĚ speaker dock with fm radio as new. Great sound at a super price. $600 pesos. FOR SALE: / ŚĂǀĞ Ă ƉĂŝƌ ŽĨ ĞŚŝŶĚ dŚĞ Ăƌ Resound Azure 70 hearing aids. They came with a 3 year warranty, which has just expired. They are designed for people with moderate to profound hearing loss. The list price was about Ψϯ͕ϬϬϬ ,͘ / ŚŽƉĞ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ ĐĂŶ ƵƐĞ ƚŚĞƐĞ aids. This is a great bargain for someone. Price: $500 usd or $6,500 pesos each. FOR SALE: recently completed the sealing of ŵLJƌŽŽĨĂŶĚ/ŚĂĚƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚϰϲůŝƚĞƌƐƚŽŽŵƵĐŚ ĨƌŽŵ,ŽŵĞĞƉŽƚ͘/ƚŚĂƐĂϯLJĞĂƌŐƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞŽŶ the 2 -19 Liter containers and 5 yr on each of the ϮͲ ϰ >ŝƚĞƌ ŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌƐ͘ / ƉĂŝĚ ϯϵ WĞƐŽƐ ƉĞƌ ůŝƚĞƌ͘ Price: $1,000 pesos. Call: 763-5086. FOR SALE: / ŚĂǀĞ ƐĞǀĞƌĂů ĞdžƉĞŶƐŝǀĞ ĨĞĚŽƌĂƐ ĂŶĚ^ƚĞƚƐŽŶĐŽǁďŽLJŚĂƚƐƐŝnjĞϳͲϳϭͬϮ͘Ăůů͗ϯϳϲͲ 766-3536. FOR SALE: 48” sub zero refrigerator. This ĨƌŝĚŐĞǁŽƌŬƐǁĞůů͘/ƚŚĂƐĂŶĞǁĐŽŵƉƌĞƐƐŽƌĂŶĚ ĐŽŽůŝŶŐĐŽŝůƐ͕ĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚĨŽƌďƵŝůƚŝŶĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƐ͘ Wood panel front that can be changed to match LJŽƵƌĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ϭ͕ϱϬϬh^͘Ăůů͗ϯϳϲͲϳϲϲͲ 3536. FOR SALE: ϭͬϯƐŚĂƌĞŽĨtŝŶĚZŝĚĞƌϭϳDzƚƌŝŵĂran sailboat, with trailer and electric outboard ŵŽƚŽƌ͘ &ŽŽƚ ƉĞĚĂů ƐƚĞĞƌŝŶŐ͕ ďĞůŽǁͲƚŚĞͲŵ ƐĞĂƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚĂĨŽƌǁĂƌĚĨĂĐŝŶŐĐŽĐŬƉŝƚ͘&ĂƐƚ͕ĨƵŶ and a great sail. Price: $23,000. FOR SALE: ďŽƵŐŚƚ ƚŚŝƐ ĂƐƚŵĂŶ ͲϮϬ ǁŝƚŚ hard case as it compares favorably with the ϭϵϲϭ DĂƌƟŶ ͲϮϴs͘ / Ăŵ ƵŶĂďůĞ ƚŽ ƵƐĞ ŝƚ ĂƐ / ŚĂǀĞĂƌƚŚƌŝƟƐŝŶŵLJŚĂŶĚƐƐŽƐŽŵĞĞůƐĞǁŝůůĞŶũŽLJ ƚŚŝƐ ďĞĂƵƚLJ͘ /ƚ ƌĞƚĂŝůƐ ĨŽƌ Ψϭ͕ϰϬϬ ǁŝƚŚ ĐĂƐĞ ĂŶĚŬƐ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϵϵϱh^͘ FOR SALE: GE compact refrigerator. 35” tall ĂŶĚϮϬ͟ǁŝĚĞ͘ΨϭϬϬ͘ϬϬh^ŽƌΨϭ͕ϯϱϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ WANTED:EŽƚƵƐŝŶŐ^ŬLJ&hEƉĂĐŬĂŐĞͲůŽŽŬŝŶŐĨŽƌĂŶŽƚŚĞƌŽǁŶĞƌ͘ŽŶƚƌĂĐƚǁŝƚŚ^ŬLJĨŽƌŽŶĞ ŵŽƌĞLJĞĂƌ͘zŽƵĐĂŶƵƉŐƌĂĚĞƚŚĞƉĂĐŬĂŐĞ͘WƌŝĐĞ 429 monthly for one more year. 222 Channels FOR SALE: Car carrier enclosed luggage rack. Price: $1,500 pesos. Call: 387-76-304-32 FOR SALE: King size wooden bed without ŵĂƩƌĞƐƐ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ hƐĂ ǁŝƚŚ ďŽdž ƐƉƌŝŶŐ͘ Price: $2,300 pesos. Call: 387-76-304-32 FOR SALE: Modular living room furniture set. Love seat turns into a double bed and slides in ƌĞƉŽƐĞƚ͕ ŝŶ ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚ ĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ Ψϭϱ͕ϬϬϬ pesos. Call: 387-76-304-32 FOR SALE:ŽƐŵĞƟĐƐĂŶĚ^ŬŝŶĂƌĞ͘ŶĂƐƚĂƐŝĂƌŽǁWĞŶƋƚLJ͘ϮĐŽůŽƌ͗hŶŝǀĞƌƐĂůĞĞƉΨϮϳϯ ĞĂ͘ ďůŝŶĐ LJĞďƌŽǁ DŽƵƐƐĞ ƋƚLJ͘ Ϯ ĐŽůŽƌ͗ ĂƌŬ ƌƵŶĞƩĞΨϯϭϮĞĂ͘ƌĚĞůƌŽǁ^ĐƵůƉƟŶŐ'ĞůƋƚLJ͘ ϭĐŽůŽƌ͗ůŵŽƐƚůĂĐŬΨϴϵ͘hƌďĂŶĞĐĂLJĐƌĞĂŵ ŚŝŐŚůŝŐŚƚŝŶ͞^/E͟ƋƚLJ͘ϭΨϯϭϮ͘LJĞƐŚĂĚŽǁƌĂLJŽŶϭĞŶĚŽƉƉĞƌŽƚŚĞƌ'ŽůĚƋƚLJ͘ϭΨϭϵϱ͘ŽŽƚƐ ĞdžƉĞƌƚƐĞŶƐŝƟǀĞŐĞŶƚůĞĞLJĞŵĂŬĞͲƵƉƌĞŵŽǀĞƌůŽƟŽŶϮϬϬŵůƋƚLJ͘ĂůůϭͲϱWDϳϲϱͲϳϲϮϵ͘ FOR SALE: ^ĂƚĞůůŝƚĞ ŝƐŚ͕ ϭ͘Ϯŵ͕ ĂŶĚ ϴϬĐŵ͕ >͘E͘Ɛ͕ ZĞĐĞŝǀĞƌ ĂŶĚ ƌĞŵŽƚĞ͘ WƌŝĐĞ ΨϲϬϬ WĞƐŽƐ for all, details call: 765-4379.

FOR SALE: Trailer Hitch, Carrier, for back of car, folds up when not in use, heavy duty 500lbs. WƌŝĐĞΨϭ͕ϬϬϬWĞƐŽƐ͘Ăůů͖ϳϲϱͲϰϯϳϵ͘ FOR SALE:/ŶǀĞƌƐŝŽŶdĂďůĞ͕&ŽůĚƐƵƉǁŚĞŶŶŽƚ in use, Price $300 Pesos. Call: 765-4379. FOR SALE:DĂƐƐĂŐĞdĂďůĞ͕&ĂĐĞ͕ƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͕ƉŽƌtable. Price $2,500 Pesos. Call: 765-4379. FOR SALE: ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚ ŬƐ͘ DĂŐƌŝŐĂů͛Ɛ DĂŐŝĐ <ĞLJƚŽ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚĂŶĚhůƟŵĂƚĞ^ƉĂŶŝƐŚ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϱϬ pesos each. FOR SALE: tŝƌĞůĞƐƐ DŝĐƌŽƉŚŽŶĞ ^ĞƚƐ͘ ĞƐƚ ŵĞĚŝĂ DͲϰϴϮh ǁŝƚŚ ϰ ŵŝĐƐ͕ ƉƌĂĐƟĐĂůůLJ ďƌĂŶĚ new. $1,250 pesos. FOR SALE: 'ŽůĨ 'ĞĂƌ͘ &Ƶůů ƐĞƚ ŽĨ ĂůůĂǁĂLJ tŽŽĚƐ;ϭ͕ϯ͕ϱ͕ϳͿŽďƌĂ/ƌŽŶƐ;WtͲϯͿ͕ůĞǀĞůĂŶĚǁĞĚŐĞƐ;>t͕^tͿ͕WŝŶŐWƵƩĞƌ͕Z,DŝŶĐůƵĚing bag and 2 pairs of gently used 10 1/2 shoes. ůƵďƐĂƌĞƌĞŐƵůĂƌŇĞdž͕WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϲϬϬh^͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϲͲ 4315. FOR SALE:sĞƌLJĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂďůĞƋƵĂůŝƚLJϴŌůŽŶŐ ƐŽĨĂŝŶŐŽŽĚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘ĂŶďĞƵƐĞĚĂƐĂŶĞdžƚƌĂ ďĞĚ͘KīͲǁŚŝƚĞǁŝƚŚϴůĂƌŐĞĮƩĞĚƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞĐƵƐŚions. Price: $4,200 p will consider $3,900p. FOR SALE: ,ŽƐƉŝƚĂů ďĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ĂŶƟƐŽƌĞŵĂƩ͘ The hospital bed in the picture is a stock photo, so not the actual bed. The hospital bed we have ĨŽƌƐĂůĞŝƐŝĚĞŶƟĐĂů͘/ƚŝƐĂďŽƵƚϮLJƌƐŽůĚ͘ůůĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐĂů ŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĚ͘ /ƚ ĂůƐŽ ĐŽŵĞƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĂŶƟƐŽƌĞ ŵĂƩƌĞƐƐ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ Ψϵ͕ϱϬϬ͘ &Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ŝŶĨŽ ĐĂůů ŵĞ at 766-4154 FOR SALE: Large dining room table with 6 ĐŚĂŝƌƐ Ͳ ŚĂƐ ƌĞŵŽǀĂďůĞ ůĞĂǀĞƐ͘ ƌŽƵŐŚƚ ŚĞƌĞ ĨƌŽŵEŽƌƚŚĂƌŽůŝŶĂ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϲ͕ϱϬϬƉĞƐŽƐ͘ WANTED: WĂƌƚŶĞƌ ƚŽ ƐŚĂƌĞ ůĂƌŐĞ D ďŽdž͘ When paying 13 months in advance this large ŵĂŝů ďŽdž ĐŽƐƚ ůĞƐƐ ƚŚĂŶ Ψϭϰ͘ϬϬ h^ ƉĞƌ ŵŽŶƚŚ͘ tĞŶĞĞĚŽŶĞŶĞǁƉĂƌƚŶĞƌĂŶĚƚŚĂƚĐĂŶďĞLJŽƵ͊ FOR SALE: EŝĐĞ ĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶ ŽĨ ϭϳϱ s,^ ŵŽǀies...many played once...lots of classics...sold as ĂĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶŽŶůLJ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϴϬϬWĞƐŽƐ͘ FOR SALE: Wardrobe- solid wood. Clean, high ƋƵĂůŝƚLJ͕ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶ͘^ŝŶŐůĞƵŶŝƚ͕ϴŌďLJ ϴ Ō ǁŝƚŚ Ϯ ƐŝĚĞ ďLJ ƐŝĚĞ ĐůŽƚŚĞƐ ĐůŽƐĞƚƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ϯ ƐŚĞůǀĞƐĂďŽǀĞĞĂĐŚ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭ͕ϬϬϬʹŶĞŐŽƟĂďůĞ͘ FOR SALE:dŚƵůĞϲϲϴ^&ƌŽŶƟĞƌ^ZŽŽĨdŽƉ ĂƌŐŽ Ždž͘ ZĞƚĂŝůƐ ĨŽƌ ΨϯϯϮ h^ ĨŽƌ ƐĂůĞ ƵƐĞĚ

$1,000p. Call 766-5863. FOR SALE: hƐĞĚ ŽŶĐĞ͘ ϮϬϭϯ ŵŽĚĞů zĂŬŝŵĂ ^ŬLJďŽdžϭϲ^;ϭϲĐĨͿĮƚƐĂůůĨĂĐƚŽƌLJƌŽŽĨƌĂĐŬƐ͘KƵƌƐ ǁĂƐ ŽŶ Ă ϮϬϬϱ ZĂǀϰ͘ KƉĞŶƐ ĨƌŽŵ ĞŝƚŚĞƌ ƐŝĚĞ͘ >ŽĐŬƐ ƐĞĐƵƌĞůLJ͘ EŽ ŶŽŝƐĞ Žƌ ĚƌĂŐ͘ DŝůĞĂŐĞ ŽŶůLJ slightly diminished. Price: $400 or Pesos equivalent. FOR SALE:&ƵůůƐĞƚŽĨŽďƌĂ'ŽůĨĐůƵďƐŝŶĐůƵĚing bag and 2 pairs of gently used 8 1/2 shoes. ^ŚŽĞƐ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞ ϯ ŶĞǁ ƐĞƚƐ ŽĨ ĐůĞĂƚƐ ĂŶĚ ĐůĞĂƚ ƚŽŽů͘ĂĐŬƐƵƌŐĞƌLJĨŽƌĐĞƐƐĂůĞ͘ůƵďƐĂƌĞŶĞǁůLJ ŐƌŝƉƉĞĚ;ƌLJͲdĂĐͿĂƌĞƌĞŐƵůĂƌŇĞdž͕ŐƌĂƉŚŝƚĞǁŝƚŚĂ 10.5 degree driver. Comes with many balls and d͛Ɛ͘ƌƐĂLJƐ/ĐĂŶ͛ƚƉůĂLJĂŶLJŵŽƌĞ͘DLJůŽƐƐLJŽƵƌ ŐĂŝŶ͘ WƌŝĐĞ͗ Ψϭ͕ϭϬϬ͘ϬϬ ;h^Ϳ ƉƌŽďĂďůLJ ŶĞŐŽƟĂble. Call 765-2357. FOR SALE:zĂŵĂŚĂWŽƌƚĂďůĞ'ƌĂŶĚƚŽƉŽĨƚŚĞ ůŝŶĞ ŬĞLJďŽĂƌĚ Ͳ 'yͲϱϬϱ͘ ϴϴ ƉŝĂŶŽ ƐƚLJůĞ ŬĞLJƐ͕ ŚŝŐŚƌĞƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐƚĞƌĞŽƉŝĂŶŽƐĂŵƉůĞ^ŵĂƌƚDĞĚŝĂ ƐƚŽƌĂŐĞ͕ h^ ĐŽŵƉƵƚĞƌ ĐŽŶŶĞĐƟǀŝƚLJ͕ ůĂƌŐĞ ďŝƚŵĂƉƉĞĚ>ƐĐƌĞĞŶ͕ĐĂŶďĞƵƐĞĚĨŽƌŬĂƌĂŽŬĞ͕ ƚǁŽďƵƩŽŶƉƵƐŚĞƐĂŶĚLJŽƵ͛ƌĞƌĞĐŽƌĚŝŶŐĂŶĚƐŽ ŵƵĐŚŵŽƌĞ͊>ŝŐŚƚǁŽŽĚƐƚĂŶĚ͘WƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϲ͕ϬϬϬƉĞsos. Call: 765-4551 or rajhathy@gmail.com. FOR SALE: Dƌ͘ ,ĞĂƚĞƌͲŽŶǀĞĐƟŽŶ ,ĞĂƚĞƌ EĞǁǁĂƐΨϭϯϱh^ƐĂůĞΨϰϬϬƉ͘Ăůů͗ϳϲϱͲϰϱϵϬ͘ FOR SALE: ^D^hE' Ϯϳ͟ ds͘ ^ŝůǀĞƌ tŝƚŚ remote and manual. Price: $1,200 pesos. Call: 765-7123. FOR SALE:tŚĞĞůĞĚĐůŽƚŚĞƐƌĂĐŬƐ͘dǁŽůĂĐŬ iron 75”High x 72” long very maneuverable clothes racks. Price: $1,000 pesos each. Call: 765-7123. FOR SALE:/ŶǀĞƌƐŝŽŶdĂďůĞ͘WƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂůĂŶƟͲ gravity inversion table for athletes and rehabiliƚĂƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞƐƉŝŶĞĂŶĚďƌĂŝŶďůŽŽĚĐŝƌĐƵůĂƟŽŶ͘ Price: $3,200 pesos. Call: 765-7123. FOR SALE: Covered wardrobe rack. Chrome shelving on wheels with two zipper cover. $2,200 pesos. Call: 765-7123. FOR SALE: ϯ WŝĞĐĞƐ ŝƌŽŶ ƉĂƟŽ ƐĞƚ͘ ϮŌϲ ŝŶĐŚ diam glass table top 3 seater couch with cushions 2 seater couch with cushions. Price: $3,000 pesos. Call: 765-7123.

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