Archive for: October, 2015

Senior Pets Are Celebrated in November

From the SPA By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, in which shelters emphasize the benefits of adopting an older pet instead of a puppy or kitten. Because senior pets are fully grown and their personalities are developed, there are few surprises and many rewards from giving them a [...]

People Want to Own Their Music

By Charles Miller Today’s column is scheduled to be in print for Halloween, or Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Día de los Muertos fills Mexico abundantly with images related to death, not something to be feared, but a celebration of the lives of those who have passed on. A visit to the [...]

Paloma of the Dominican Republic

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (1850-1897) is the Dominican Republic’s most important female poet and educator. Her father, Nicolás Ureña de Mendoza, was a renowned lawyer, senator, and essayist. Salomé’s progressive mother, Gregoria Díaz y León, was responsible for her precocious daughter’s early student years. Nineteenth-century Dominican women could attend classes [...]

Altering Altars

SMA: Faith Is Culture By Joseph Toone On Day of the Dead, altars for various celebrities, local and international, will surround the Jardín and Parque Juárez. Cemeteries will feature altars for folks with a more personal connection. I highly encourage you to construct your own altar for loved ones you would enjoy inviting back, if [...]

Empower Your Aging

Live Like You Can By Janis McDonald Acceptance of the fact that our bodies quietly reduce function—long before we notice needing help opening jars or getting out of a taxi—is truly a blessing in disguise. Out of denial and into acceptance will thrust us into taking action now. Even minimal changes in lifestyle and activity [...]

Living from the Heart of Choice

The Traveler Within By Val Jon Farris Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost Taking “the road less traveled” isn’t just about doing our own thing or digressing from the status quo. Its deeper meaning points to an [...]

Esta es la ciudad de los muertos

Por Jesús Aguado Dicen que los muertos se quedan solos; que cuando uno muere, los sentidos desaparecen: gusto, vista, oído y tacto son solo un recuerdo que permanece distante; sin embargo el olfato se expande, y si no, pregúntenselo a los muertos, que alegres regresan cada 1 y 2 de noviembre para olfatear los grandes [...]

Ofrendas y sus elementos

Por Jesús Aguado Se ha tenido la creencia de que el 1 y 2 de noviembre los que han fallecido regresan a convivir con los vivos y para invocarlos, tradicionalmente se coloca una ofrenda que debe tener elementos esenciales; si faltara alguno de ellos, el alma viajera y  el encanto de la ofrenda podrían perderse. [...]

Calaveras celebrando

Por Karen Ocampo Bajo el marco de una de las fiestas mexicanas más populares, las calaveras invaden la ciudad y con ellas muchos eventos por ver, saborear o sentir. Échale un ojo, un brazo o una pierna esquelética a esta variedad de sucesos durante estos días de ultratumba. El Bazar de Arte y Diseño Alternativo [...]

Arte en azúcar

Por Karen Ocampo Antes de la Conquista, en México no conocíamos el azúcar de caña. Sin embargo, cuando los españoles la importaron, estas tierras la apropiaron e hicieron de ella uno de los ingredientes básicos de muchos platillos. Para dar una idea del cariño con que se relaciona el azúcar en el país basta pensar [...]

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