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Archive for: February, 2015

Welcome Spring with an SPA Pet of the Month at Your Side

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero March 20 is the first day of spring, a season that symbolizes rejuvenation, a time for new beginnings. What better way to transform your life than by enriching it with a new pet like one of our March Pets of the Month, Gonzalo or Alexa (cats) or Teddi or [...]

Hobby or Passion?

Live Like You Can By Janis McDonald Recently, my suggestion to a group of friends to a find a hobby they might enjoy was met with lots of eye rolling and resistance. Their feedback was, “You mean like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s?” It appeared the word “hobby” brought up feelings of craftiness, making it unimportant, [...]

Testosterone’s Medical Uses

Extending Lives By Ross Macdonald Over 16 years ago several research reports indicated that excess estrogen (in its active form of estradiol) contributed to atherosclerosis (artery blocking). Men with only slightly increased levels had twice the risk of a stroke and a higher chance of cardiovascular disease. The research also explained that men with high [...]

Vistas San Miguel

Vistas de San Miguel is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. In this bi-monthly panel you will see places and people you may recognize, seen [...]

Movies Inspired by the World of Information Technology

The Computer Corner All you want to know about computers by Charles Miller This is the time of year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts the annual Academy Awards show. I devote this column to mentioning a few movies inspired by the world of Information Technology. Jobs (2013) is a biopic of [...]

Strong at the Broken Places…

Insider’s edge By Gregory R. Gunter Hemingway’s quote from A Farewell to Arms proved prophetic and ended the 10th Annual San Miguel Writers’ Conference with the walking⎯and imbibing⎯ghost of Papa encouraging those writers with countless rejection slips to remain strong at the broken places and keep trying. And when thriller novelist Scott Turow echoed author [...]

Sorcery and the Lowly Onion

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell Occult rituals were often aligned with the seasons and animal behavior. Certain plants had supernatural powers associated with black magic and healing properties. The onion was worshiped in ancient Egypt and invoked while taking oaths. Settlers in New England hung strings of onions over doorways to guard against infections, and [...]

En marzo llega la fiesta de la cultura Cubana

Por Jesús Aguado Cine, música, literatura y baile; enmarcarán la fiesta de Cuba en San Miguel, que se celebrará del 7 al 15 de marzo. Este año, en su décima segunda edición el Cubafest rinde tributo a uno de los compositores más importantes de la isla e Iberoamérica en el siglo XX; César Portillo de [...]

Llega un Centro Internacional de Exposiciones a la ciudad

Por Jesús Aguado Con la construcción del Centro Internacional de Exposiciones, que se ubica en la carretera a Celaya llegará más desarrollo a la ciudad y sus comunidades más cercanas. En el kilómetro cuatro de la carretera San Miguel a Celaya se encuentran comunidades como Pantoja—principal productor de ladrillos para la ciudad—y el ejido de [...]

Los hombres se ponen tacones

Por Jesús Aguado Para entender a alguien se dice que “hay que ponerse en sus zapatos” y para poder entender y respetar aún más a la mujer, CASA organiza la Primera Carrera en Tacones, en la que hombres de todas las edades podrán participar. Las carreras en tacones se han celebrado en diversas partes del [...]

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