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A Visit to Swan House
Presidio Texas' unique adobe teaching house inspired by the legacy of the great Egyptian architect, Hassan Fathy
From Cenizo Journal.

C.M. Mayo reads for PEN San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende, February 29, 2013

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A Traveler in Mexico: A Rendezvous with Writer Rosemary Sullivan
Inside Mexico, March 2009 Now also available as a free podcast on my "Conversations with Other Writers" page.


From Mexico to Miamar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion
Massachusetts Review, December 2006. Now available as an audio CD (2 CD set) read by the author, and a Kindle edition from Dancing Chiva. Washington Independent Writers Award for Personal Essay, 2007


The Essential Francisco Sosa, or, Picadou's Mexico City
Creative Nonfiction, Mexican Voices issue, ed. Ilán Stavans, Summer, 2004. Included in the anthology Hurricanes and Carnivals: Essays by Chicano, Pochos, Pachucos, Mexicanos and Expatriates, ed. Lee Gutkind, (University of Arizona Press, 2007). Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Personal Comment, First Place (Gold), 2005. Washington Independent Writers Award for Personal Essay, 2005





From
Miraculous Air:
Journey of a Thousand Miles through
Baja California, the Other Mexico
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Only Pearls: A Brief History of Pearl Fishing in Baja California
Planeta.com winter 2003. Excerpt from Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007).

Hell, I Knew It was Paradise
The Mexico File, Dec/ Jan 2002-2003.An excerpt from a chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007)
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The Visitors / Los Visitantes

Traducción por Bertha Ruiz de la Concha (Tameme, 2002) A bilingual version (English / Spanish side-to-side) of a chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007)

Lay Thine Hand Upon Him
Massachusetts Review, Fall 2002. A chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007).
Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Environmental Tourism, Third Place (Bronze), November 2003

El Halloween and the Día de Muertos
North American Review, Fall 2002. An excerpt of a slightly dfferent version of a chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007). Included in the anthology Writing the World: On Globalization, eds. David Rothenberg and Wandee J. Pryor, (MIT Press, 2005)

Oceans of Tears

Planeta.com, Fall 2002. Excerpt from Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007).

A Touch of Evil

Fourth Genre, Spring 2002. A chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007) Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Cultural Journalism, First Place (Gold), November 2003

In the Land of the Clouds
Southwest Review, vol. 87. No.1, 2002. A chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007)

Into the Sierra de San Francisco

Brevity, Winter 2002. An excerpt from a chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007)

Bay of Angels
Southwest Review, Winter 2000. A chapter in Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, (Milkweed Editions, 2007)





More for magazines and newspapers:


Heady Xalapa: Into the Heart of the Veracruz Coffee Country
Business Mexico, March 1999

Underground Art in Lower California
Wall Street Journal, March 5, 1998. Finalist, Texas Institute of Letters' Stanley Walker Award for Best Work of Journalism in a Daily Newspaper, 1998
(Note: the title is not mine; the cave art is not underground.)

Old California, Missions and Murals
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 1997