Reflections of an Accidental Nomad

Jan Baumgartner

Jan Baumgartner
August 02
A native Californian, Jan Baumgartner is a writer and book editor. After many years along the coast of Maine, she now lives full time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her essays on Mexico are included in two books, including the anthology, Solamente en San Miguel Volume II (Parroquia Press, Nov. 2010). She is a frequent contributor to Banderas News in Puerto Vallarta, OpEdNews.com, and Scoop New Zealand. Her background includes scriptwriting, comedy writing for the No. California Emmy Awards, and travel writing for The New York Times. She has 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. She is working on a memoir about her husband's death from ALS and how travels in Africa became one of her greatest sources of inspiration.

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 19, 2013 10:24PM

The Passing of Ed Bartosik

Ed Bartosik June 21, 1956-August 19, 2013

Today, Ed Bartosik passed away after his short but courageous battle with ALS. I did not “know” Ed in the sense that we place “value” on friendship. And yet, I did know Ed, at least from our brief, shared connection with ALS, the… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 24, 2009 11:19AM

Outsourcing Dating

Perhaps this already exists; God knows I’ve been out of the loop for a long time.  But why aren’t there “professional daters” – a surrogate who can step in before an actual date, test the waters, ask pertinent questions, demand to see current medical records, admini/… Read full post »