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Archive for: April, 2014

Kiki the queen of Montparnasse

By Stephen Eaker She would tell the most dirty, racy jokes and stories at the café tables but was never offensive to anyone sitting around her. Her high-pitched laughter was legendary. She would flash her breasts to men for three francs but was never a prostitute. Who was this outspoken and vivacious woman? Man Ray, [...]

Two poets: One “a master surrealist,” the other a soulful practitioner

By Santiago Valentín James Cervantes’s latest books are From Mr. Bondo’s Unshared Life (2013) and Sleepwalker’s Songs: New & Selected Poems, published in 2012. Other books include Temporary Meaning, The Headlong Future, The Year Is Approaching Snow, and Changing The Subject. He was editor of The Salt River Review for 13 years and is currently [...]

From SMA to home sweet anywhere!

By Lynne Martin “Smart people do not loiter at the Columbia Bridge, or anywhere else near the border in Laredo, Texas.” This is the first line in Lynne Martin’s upcoming book, Home Sweet Anywhere, which debuted April 15. A review in Kirkus says “Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom. . .” [...]

Honoring the “Angels Unaware” of Centro Infantil San Pablo

By Mireille Rita Grovier, Photography by Barbara Merritt Espinosa Hebrews 13: 2 says: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” All of the volunteering angels at Centro Infantil San Pablo are hardly strangers to the faculty, the advisory committee and, most especially, to the children for whom they contribute [...]

Temas de seguridad no tienen censura en San Miguel

Por Antonio De Jesús Aguado Medios a nivel nacional han publicado que San Miguel de Allende es una ciudad que ha sido ya tomada por la delincuencia. Sin embargo, el alcalde Mauricio Trejo dijo que primero se debe definir “índices de seguridad” pues en San Miguel no hay secuestros, o casas de seguridad con narco [...]

Protege San Miguel approves of Coppel, but not in the historic center

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Members of the Group Protege San Miguel (Protect San Miguel) said that they are not against the opening of Coppel in San Miguel de Allende, but they are against the location. The group also denounced the disrespect of the government toward them and announced a public information meeting. Some cities [...]

Marriage equality and beyond

By Marty Minnich This month, Colectivo 41, San Miguel’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) youth organization, is teaming up with Democrats Abroad for the event “Marriage Equality and Beyond—LGBT Rights in Mexico.” The San Miguel Democrats Abroad chapter is one of the largest and most active in the world, and Colectivo 41 is honored [...]

Rhonda’s San Miguel map lauded by cartographers

By Jade Arroyo Rhonda Lerner is a cartographer and has been a San Miguel resident for eight years. She launched a unique map of San Miguel in July 2013 to great success, and a reproduction of it is published weekly in the supplement Que Pasa. Lerner recently received an honorable mention from the Cartography and [...]

San Miguel gets a peace pole!

By Michael Latriano The tallest (16.5 m) peace pole in the world is on the Campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. It is made of a 105-year-old Sapele tree. Five languages (Twi—a local language in Ghana, Hindi, Chinese, Swahili and Arabic) have been used to express the peace prayer [...]

International expert shares keys to lasting peace

By Robin Loving Rowland and Tom Schneider “Conflict is inevitable, but peace is possible,” said Rebecca Crall, Rotary International’s Manager of Peace and Peace Fellows, to 130 people who attended her three recent presentations in San Miguel. She went on to share additional good news that, globally, we are progressing with peace building. Crall was [...]

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