Archive for: September, 2015

Pet Commitment

From the SPA By Joan DiPiero and Megan Gabel If you are reading this, you are probably one of us, a select species commonly known as “Animal People.” We believe that taking a cat or dog into our lives is a serious decision because that pet immediately becomes part of our family. A commitment is [...]

Biomarkers of Aging, Cholesterol Levels, and Bone Density

Live Like You Can By Janis McDonald Once again, we continue our journey through the startling 1992 research results from William Evans, PHD, and Dr. Irwin Rosenberg from their studies with men in their 90s and intense strength training that changed the fitness world. Dr. Evans states, “My book, Biomarkers: The 10 Keys to Prolonging [...]

Lunar Eclipse Here Sunday Evening

Celestial Lights By Phyllis Burton Pitluga The Full Moon rises soon after sunset on September 27, minutes before it begins to slip into Earth’s deep shadow. The Moon will be totally eclipsed for an hour and 12 minutes, between 9:11pm and 10:23pm. As the Earth turns, the Moon rises in our sky. At the same [...]

Timing is Key

SMA: Faith Is Culture By Joseph Toone My buddy Nevin came back to San Miguel de Allende for a quick visit between work assignments and was to bring along an updated credit card for me that my brother had forwarded on to him. To dispel the myth (fact?) that he is my credit card mule, [...]

The Epicureans

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell Founded about 307 BC, Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the Greek Epicurus, whose house and garden provided a gathering place for enthusiasts. The Epicureans had three criteria of truth; sensations (aisthêsis), preconceptions (prolepsis), and feelings (pathê). Prolepsis was synonymous with universal ideas. Sensation was [...]

Is It Grounded or Not?

The Computer Corner All you want to know about computers by Charles Miller Aquestion recently came to me from a reader who asked, “Since my new TV got fried, I have learned that they don’t ground here. We may have an electrician do a whole house ground, but that alone is not enough. So what [...]

Off Season

Page Turners By Elizabeth Marshall Anne Rivers Siddons is the queen of the summer beach book. Her latest offering, Off Season, is all that and a lot more. Author Stephen King touts this book by saying, “This is Siddons’ best, and maybe the book she was born to write.”   Anne Siddons delves deeply into [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Mexican tourists accidentally killed by Egypt security forces Egyptian security forces hunting militants mistakenly opened fire on a caravan of tourist vehicles in the country’s Western Desert on September 13, killing at least eight people visiting from Mexico and injuring six others. There were 14 or 15 Mexicans who [...]

An “Attitude of Gratitude” on Life’s Path

The Traveler Within By Val Jon Farris “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” –Thích Nhất Hạnh Before we depart on our next expedition within I want to thank those of you whom I’ve met around town in the last few weeks who have made a point of letting me know [...]

Vistas San Miguel

This 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. You can also view the series on her website. Susan teaches workshops and classes in art journaling [...]

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