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Archive for: November, 2015

Enhance Your Holidays with a December Pet of the Month

From the SPA By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero What better way to enjoy the holidays than by curling up with an SPA cat or dog in front of a cozy fireplace? For December, we’re highlighting Sara, Winifred, Bandit, and Batman to fit the bill. Seven-month-old Sara somehow wound up in an area populated by [...]

What Would I Do?

Live Like You Can By Janis McDonald “What would I do if I weren’t afraid and couldn’t fail?” was the topic of my monthly women’s meeting. In preparation I spent quite a bit of time pondering just what I might be afraid of now, being 66 years old. My initial reaction was, “Nothing.”  However, after [...]

Thanks to the Internet!

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller To many expatriates in Mexico, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the most important way they use their Internet access. Gone are the days when it was necessary for some of us to spend large amounts of money on long-distance telephone tariffs, and thank goodness! Twenty years ago if [...]

Pablo Neruda

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell “The Picasso of poetry” −René de Costa in The Poetry of Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda (Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto) was born in Parral, a small town in central Chile, in 1904. After the death of his mother Rosa, his father moved his sons to Temuco and remarried. Neruda began to [...]

Mary, an Emblem of Faith

SMA: Faith Is Culture By Joseph Toone For San Miguel’s role in the War for Independence from Spain, Fr. Hidalgo plucked the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe from Atotonilco to be the insurgents’ emblem and proof that God’s mother was on their side of the revolution. But did you know the Spanish side had [...]

Death, Love and … See you Soon!

By José Valencia On November 8, 2015, I was privileged to attend the memorial service for Deborah Whitehouse, who was my patient until her final moment. A thousand feelings came to my mind while contemplating the attitude of everyone present, especially her husband, Jacky, who felt the tears choking him, yet graciously danced to conceal [...]

Letters from Pakistan

Page Turners By Elizabeth M. Marshall When Agnes Olive moved with her husband Dave to Lahore, Pakistan, in 1984, she had no idea what to expect. The sights, sounds, colors, smells, and masses of humanity assailed her Canadian senses with wonderment, chaos, color, traffic, and noise. Letters from Pakistan is a delightful, chronological compilation of [...]

Nunnehi: A Tribe of “Spirit Travelers”

“I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we are of the same tribe.– Chief Crazy Horse, 1877 Iusually write to a general audience, but this week I’m addressing a specific tribe of readers [...]

Vistas de San Miguel

Is a bimonthly 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 view the whole series on her website, as well as information on her workshops and classes in Art Journaling, at Es [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Hyatt Ziva Cancun Opens Cancun’s first property under the Hyatt Ziva all-inclusive brand has opened. The Hyatt Ziva Cancun, surrounded on three sides by the Caribbean Sea, has 545 rooms, all of which have ocean views. The former Dreams Cancun underwent a US$85 million renovation and expansion. The resort [...]

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