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Archive for: July, 2015

Do You Have a Home for an SPA August Pet of the Month?

From the SPA By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero To us, it’s fascinating to see how dogs from the same litter can bear no physical resemblance to each other. Gina and Lola are perfect examples of that phenomenon. Although both are medium-sized, their physical similarities stop there. However, they are devoted to each other. They [...]

Wi-Fi or Cellular Data

The Computer Corner Charles Miller More and more people today are using smart phones to access the Internet, and the fact that these devices are able to utilize two completely independent connection technologies has predictably led to some confusion. When you see someone sitting at the coffee shop busily typing away with two thumbs, they [...]

Down at the Crossroads

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell The legend of Faust might best exemplify the concept of a pact with the devil, but such a bargain is also a cultural motif common to many Christian folk tales. The protagonist seeks eternal youth, wealth, or status. The price is the wagerer’s soul. In this dramatic vignette, Jesus’ words [...]

Contemplative Spirituality, Cloistered in San Miguel

SMA: Faith Is Culture By Joseph Toone Ever consider simply walking away from the world to join a cloistered community, no longer having to deal with the world at large? Is it a selfish act, or an attempt to align the world with the Divine through prayer and actions? Surprisingly, San Miguel offers two options [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Mexico City breaks tourism records During the first quarter of 2015, Mexico’s capital city welcomed more than 1 million tourists. If the recent travel trends are any indication, Mexico’s beaches can wait. Instead, international travelers are flocking to the cultural mecca of Mexico City. According to minister of tourism [...]

Happiness and Your Third Act

Live Like You Can By Mary Muller If you ask someone to describe the happiest people around, chances are they will often focus on the young. The years from childhood through young adult life are assumed to be the most contented times, full of joy and hope for the future. According to scientists who study [...]

More Than Just “Food” for Thought

The Spinal Column By Jim Bourque Starr A fellow resident of San Miguel posts this Edmund Burke quote on his emails: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. My paraphrase is, “All that is necessary for Alzheimer’s to invade our lives is that good people do nothing.” [...]

Sin pago de luz no hay agua

P Misión de la Estación

Por Jesús Aguado Bloquear el libramiento Zavala si no se resuelve el problema de falta de agua en el fraccionamiento Misión de la Estación proponen los vecinos. Ante el enojo en el fraccionamiento, el municipio propone que los sanmiguelenses sean quienes paguen el recibo de luz, corres-pondiente a la electricidad utilizada para subir el agua [...]

Aeródromo de San Miguel, la otra parte de la historia

AERODROMO Javier Álvarez

Por Jesús Aguado En la austera pista de terracería del aeródromo SMA habían aterrizado—por más de 70 años—aviones monomotor. Sin embargo, desde 2013 éste permanece cerrado, porque el extranjero Russell Henson (ex miembro de Amigos de la Aviación) se ha dedicado a entregar documentos en todas las dependencias gubernamentales indicando que los trabajos que se [...]

El vino en México

Por Sandra Ríos Ya que pronto se celebrarán las vendimias en San Miguel de Allende y sus alrededores, y la cata de vinos estará a la orden del día en estas festividades, les compartimos los tres pasos que se deben realizar para conocer mejor la etiqueta a probar. A grandes rasgos, el primero paso es [...]

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