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About BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten

My name is Johanna van Zanten. I am a baby boomer, interested in writing and connecting with other writers and readers to engage in discussions and information sharing, to share a point of view about current global issues, writing, and publishing, diversity, immigration, travel, music, life, specific baby boomer issues, and dating/relationship issues. I have written a novella, ON THIN ICE about baby-boomer Adrienne and will link this blog with the information website for this novella. Right now, I am trying out the blog.

ISLA DE MESCALA


  ISLA DE MESCALA   The article below is taken from the website The Informer, with my own photographs added, taken last week on the island.  I am placing a copy of the article here, as the research is better … Continue reading

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THE DOGS OF MEXICO


THE DOGS OF MEXICO   Mictlanteculhtli by Jesus Lopez Vega Jesus Lopez Vega is a local artist. When in Mexico, do as the Mexicans do. That’s what I told myself, but I don’t have a dog (anymore). Dogs figure prominently … Continue reading

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UPDATE EASTER IN MEXICO


UPDATE EASTER IN MEXICO Check back to see the video and photo updates.  

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EASTER IN MEXICO


EASTER IN MEXICO   This website has a video of the betrayal of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, his trial and the crucifixion that happened today, Good Friday.   In the small village of Ajijic where I spend months … Continue reading

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The Joseph Boyden Affair and the San Miguel Writers Conference.


The Joseph Boyden Affair and the San Miguel Writers Conference I just came back from the San Miguel de Allende writers conference in Mexico that the local writers group organized for the thirteenth year. As I was deeply affected by … Continue reading

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THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM


The White House Press Room As a person who had to learn several languages (among which English)—and still learning Spanish—I am amazed by Sara Huckabee’s language dexterity. She speaks an English that is completely new to me. I understand what … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR IN AJIJIC, MEXICO


  HAPPY NEW YEAR IN AJIJI, MEXICO   To all readers, I wish you a Happy 2018. Another year has started. For me, it is the last year before I’ll hit the septuagenarian age. Right now I am sitting on … Continue reading

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ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH


REMEMBERING ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH. My siblings on our memorial trip to Ommen — the place of my sister’s birth — and where MY family survived the war years (before I was born). The locals hold … Continue reading

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PRINTED AND DIGITAL BOOK LIVE NOW


GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL is now LIVE Just this week I received my author copies of the new book about a fictitious family in crisis. The story is about an adoptive family and starts seven years after the adoption of the two … Continue reading

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HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELLL BOOKS.


HOW TO HELP YOUR WRITER-FRIEND SELL BOOKS. Do you have a writer in your circle of friends? Very likely! How you can assist your writer-friend with selling books? The Amazon “predator” (the seller with the monopoly for selling anything online) … Continue reading

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