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Consensus impossible

Back in March I was privileged to be a guest speaker for the LCS Open Circle program, allowing me to share reflections on my checkered life at lakeside over a half century. A few days later I received feedback in an email from a Guadalajara Reporter reader.

pg16a“I enjoyed your talk,” she wrote. “However, I fervently disagree with you about the cobblestone streets in Ajijic.”

I don’t remember my exact words, but certainly recall expressing my sympathies with villagers who adamantly advocate preserving the town’s typical empedrados. Ironically, at that very time my right arm was tightly bundled up in a sling due to a hairline fracture at my shoulder joint incurred when I took a hard stumble from tripping over the cobblestones on the street just a block away from home.

The injury has practically healed since then, although I continue with physical therapy to regain full muscle strength and mobility. Meanwhile, controversy over altering the style of Ajijic’s streets rages on.

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