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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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(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
(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.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 7, 2007
Second Chances: Former Death Row Inmate, Kenneth Foster Jr., Breathes New Life and Hope Through Poetry From death row to life in prison, Foster writes with passion and a purpose; about his daughter, life on the edge, spirituality, and the injustices and oppression crippling the legal system.
(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
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 3, 2008
OEN Colleague Muhammad Khurshid Fields Threats Against His Life
(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, 2942 views), Gallman Africa Conservancy (2 Articles, 2942 views)
(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        Monday, April 21, 2008
Outsourcing Dating And now for something completely different: The politically incorrect side to dating.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 11, 2007
From Behind Glass: Death Row Inmate Kenneth Foster and Daughter, Nydesha If ever there was a reason to spare the life of a man condemned to die, it is in the compelling face, voice and wisdom of his little girl, Nydesha Foster.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2006
The Hanging of Saddam Hussein As we lick our chops, collectively salivating as Hussein is led to the gallows, American bloodlust ranks up there with a diminishing number of countries in Asia and Africa that impose capital punishment, yet we are unremarkably unparalleled in the Developed, Western, Industrialized world.
(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.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 27, 2009
Outing Montezuma From the Fiction Pool ~ A Story from a Faraway Mountain Village
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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, 2942 views), Gallman Africa Conservancy (2 Articles, 2942 views)
(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
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Morning Before
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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.
(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.
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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...
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 9, 2008
A Day In Mexico Seizing the day while embracing tomorrow
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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.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 9, 2008
Giants of the Bushveld short fiction
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 16, 2007
A Confederacy of Hypocrites -- Troy Anthony Davis: Dead Man Walking Troy Anthony Davis, 38, is scheduled to be executed tomorrow for the murder of a Savannah police officer.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 25, 2007
The Bear Necessities One of the last true symbols of a disappearing wilderness makes an unexpected and welcome visit.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 20, 2008
Death of a Monarch Not all complete the journey home no matter how valiant the effort.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 30, 2006
ALS and Stem Cell Research A personal story of terminal illness, and the possibility of hope.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 6, 2008
In Memoriam: When It Is Time To Go The death of a man and the rebirth of a heart and hope.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2009
Lupita Checking Out: Day of the Dead & The Scorpion Queen A fictional story from Mexico
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 10, 2007
The Amateur Birder You too can be a real amateur ornithologist!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 25, 2006
Tit for Tat News and cleavage, news and cleavage...go together like a horse and carriage! When did cleavage become the hottest accessory on TV news?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 19, 2007
Wining and Dining in South Africa's Cape Winelands: Or, Spitting with the Big Boys - The Travails of Wine Tasting
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 12, 2007
Of Hummingbirds and Osprey The small gifts in life are often the greatest treasures. When life overwhelms, solace patiently awaits, right outside your door
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 29, 2007
Same Sun and Moon: My guide through the African bush In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, and remembrance of all those loved and lost.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 23, 2007
"Law of Parties" No celebrating here. If you're present, and someone gets killed, your "party" becomes a date with execution
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 26, 2008
In the Blink of an Eye Life, death, and the final days of struggle with ALS.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 8, 2007
RIP Al-Jazeerah.info January 2002-April 2007: Progressive Website "Knocked Off" - Who's Next? Another casualty of the erosion of our First Amendment Rights and Freedom of Speech
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 14, 2007
From Imus to Africa: Racism Here, There, Everywhere It is an undeniable fact; color is a major factor in nearly all facets of life - whether in relationships, housing, jobs, education, or incarceration - color is always front and center.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 22, 2007
Solitary Confinement - Part 1 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 24, 2007
A Promise Kept - Part 3 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 17, 2006
The Decline of Darfur As the situation deteriorates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has agreed to dispatch a high-level delegation to Darfur on a fact-finding mission to further assess the condition. And just what might this latest "fact-finding" mission hope to unearth? More dead bodies, perhaps?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2007
In Baseball You Wear a Cap
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Don't Drink the Water New warning to be posted at all U.S. ports of entry: Enter at your own risk - drinking the water or eating much of the food supply may be hazardous to your health
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 25, 2007
Tracking an Injured Elephant - Part 4 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 5, 2006
FORGOTTEN, AGAIN: DARFUR CRISIS RAGES ON Escalating violence and food shortages exacerbate an already nightmarish existence in Darur
(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)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 26, 2007
An Adventure in the Mukutan Gorge - Part 5 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 22, 2007
When it is Time to Go - Part 2 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The First Lesson From my grandmother's kitchen table, lessons in life and apple strudel.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
An Open Letter to Barack Obama: All men may be created equal, but not all men have equal rights.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 16, 2008
Passing Through The reaffirmation of life in a Mexican village.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Reflections - Part 6 Excerpts from the memoir, In the Heart of the Lily
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2006
The Importance of Being Arrogant Satirical piece on American greatness and way of life.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 19, 2007
small traumas silent wails from dried rivers
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2007
THE COMIC GENIUS OF BUSH & ALLEN: An interlocutor moderates a conversation of wit and wisdom between the world's second greatest comedy duo, George W. and Woody (following Burns & Allen - the other George, and Gracie, that is)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 8, 2007
Not Dead Enough: An Inauspicious Milestone 2007 marks four years since the beginning of the Iraq war and the Darfur genocide - with no end in sight.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2006
Where The Children No Longer Dance Did the children of Darfur stop dancing when they lost hope? Or did they lose hope when they could no longer dance?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Hope in a Sea of Gray Color emerges from a Cape Town shanty.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 18, 2006
WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO CARE? Rare 100-Foot Tsunami Hits Land-locked Sudan - Inland Wave Swallows Hundreds of Thousands in Darfur, Washes Away Entire Villages - Millions Displaced. It appears as though the word genocide doesn't hold as much water as it once did.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 13, 2006
International Day of Peace Many events took place in September of 2001, one of which brought a collective voice of promise in a world otherwise overwhelmed with tragedy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 24, 2006
Headlines You Won't See on CNN The Most Trusted Name In News! (or introduced and read in over-the-top loud voice, at times, shouting in order to get the point across sound bytes, perfected in the New School of "Shout the News! for Startled Attention Teleprompter Reading.")

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