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Jan Baumgartner is the author of the memoir, Moonlight in the Desert of Left Behind. She was born near San Francisco, California, and for years lived on the coast of Maine. She is a writer and creative content book editor. She's worked as a grant writer for the non-profit sector in the fields of academia, AIDS, and wildlife conservation for NGO's in the U.S. and Africa, comedy writer for live performance at Herbst Theater in S.F., and as a travel writer for The New York Times. Her work has been published online and in print, both nationally and abroad, ranging in such diverse topics as wildlife and nature, travel, humor/satire, Africa, and essays about her experience as a full time caregiver for her terminally ill husband. Her travel articles on Mexico have been widely published; two are included in anthologies. Since her husband's death", and following her passion for world travel, she has made solo trips to France, Italy, Mexico, the Bahamas, Turkey, Kenya and South Africa. She makes her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 6, 2015
Glimmer of Hope After Arson Fires Destroy 35K Acres at Gallmann Africa Conservancy Amidst thousands of acres of scorched earth, Gallmann manages to find a glimmer of hope and determination to keep Ol ari Nyiro a refuge for research, education, community, and a safe habitat for all things precious and wild.
Series: Conservation/environment (2 Articles, 2810 views), Gallman Africa Conservancy (2 Articles, 2810 views)
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Arson Destroys 35K Acres of Biodiversity at the Gallmann Africa Conservancy in N. Kenya Last week, over 35,000 acres of prime biodiversity, home to myriad rare and endangered species, was scorched by a series of deliberately set fires. The destruction included Eng'elecha Forest, the only remaining forest in the Laikipia region of Kenya. This singular habitat loss and staggering demise of all living things that made this oasis home, is immeasurable.
Series: Conservation/environment (2 Articles, 2810 views), Gallman Africa Conservancy (2 Articles, 2810 views)
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2013
Juan Roberto's Garden In later years his life had been difficult, too much pain and loss which now, mostly overshadowed the joy, except when he was in his beloved garden. He had learned along the way there were some things in life that he couldn't control or ever change.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 2, 2013
Caged Birds of Patzcuaro What continues to surprise is often what we don't expect to see that, set amidst a new town or experience, can change a singular moment into a rush of memories. I suppose that is why I am compelled to travel; it always manifests into something other than the expected, becoming an amalgam of past and present.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Beard Miscommunication between Venus and Mars.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Heart is a Fickle Little Muscle And the beat goes on...
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Outing Montezuma From the Fiction Pool ~ A Story from a Faraway Mountain Village
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2009
Rumors, Speculation and Fear: San Miguel de Allende Copes with the Spread of Media-Fueled Alarm, Not H1N1 Virus Reported from San Miguel de Allende, State of Guanajuato, Mexico
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 11, 2009
The Sweet Low Down - Mexico Way Memories are like ghosts ~ just when you think you're living, alive again, they come back to haunt you, draping across your body like gossamer; thin and veiled, nearly weightless, but enough as to feel yesterday breathing against your skin.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lupita Checking Out: Day of the Dead & The Scorpion Queen A fictional story from Mexico
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Regarding Mexico: Biased News, Half-Truths and Fear Mongering Fuel Paranoia of All Things South of the Border Violent crime in Mexico is not rampant, and by some measures it is less prevalent than in the U.S.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 16, 2009
OEN Pakistan Correspondent Muhammad Khurshid Cries for Help: Home Reduced to Rubble as Threats of Death Continue Jobless, his family lives amidst the devastation of their bombed out home while death threats continue against Khurshid, his wife Fatima, and their young children.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2009
Gone Coastal: From Guadalajara To Barra With No Reservations Reflections of a Barefoot Wanderer
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 27, 2008
Mexican Milagros A Barking Man, a Parrot who thinks its a Rooster, Drama Cat, Origins of Laughter, Beginnings and Endings, Marking Time by Church Bells
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tamales and Tacos and Beers, Oh My! Grabbing the Bull by the Horns: Eating well in San Miguel ~ For Less
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 15, 2008
OEN Colleague Muhammad Khurshid Safe in Peshawar Today I received word from friend and colleague, Muhammad Khurshid, that he had made it out of the tribal villages and to safety in Peshwar.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 3, 2008
OEN Colleague Muhammad Khurshid Fields Threats Against His Life
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2008
The Last Night "Somewhere the Sky touches the Earth, and the name of that place is the End." African saying (Wakamba)

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