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Archive for: April, 2016

Relaxing in San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo Let’s start the day with the best attitude. Bread and coffee for breakfast? In La Mesa Grande you’ll find a relaxed, very comfortable vibe, with long communal tables that invite friendship. There are all kinds of sweet and savory baked breads: sandwiches, bagels, scones, and more. The coffee is good and loaded; [...]

The Little People

By Jade Arroyo In México, we celebrate kids on April 30 (and the rest of the year, unofficially). To celebrate Children’s Day, the city offers several fun options. Check them out. Don’t forget that in every person there is a child who wants to play and enjoy the imagination. Mexican Folk Toy Museum “La Esquina” [...]

Relajándose en San Miguel

Por Jade Arroyo Comencemos el día con la mejor actitud. ¿Pan y café para el desayuno? En La Mesa Grande se siente un ambiente relajado, muy a gusto, y sus largas mesas comunitarias invitan a la amistad. Hay todo tipo de pan artesanal dulce y salado; sándwiches, bagels, scones, etc. El café es bueno y [...]

Where to Stay in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Wherever We May Roam By Leslie Patrick Moore, Photos by Steven Moore Photography A mere speck of an island east of Phuket in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is a one-horse town, where the biggest news in decades was the opening of a 7–11 in the village square. This isolating remoteness is precisely the [...]

El “corazón de México”…corazón partido

Cuenta la leyenda que quien va una vez a San Miguel siempre regresa, atraído por el cuarzo de su subsuelo y su belleza… Vine a San Miguel, por primera vez, hace 40 años y no dejé de volver, hasta lograr vivir en uno de sus lugares más hermosos…una diminuta casa en El Atascadero. Desde que [...]


Letters Editor, A very interesting article in Atención on Capilla de Piedra, which tries to give the history of how the construction was allowed. The authorities interviewed each “passed the buck,” and I was surprised at the ending, when Mayor Villarreal commented that any citizen could have filed a criminal complaint “but nobody did.” There [...]

Dear Editor,

Were Nicolai Gogol alive today, he would have been delighted to read your front page article on the Capilla de Piedra desecration of our beautiful city. He would have promptly sat down and written a great comedy about the way our city fathers (and mothers) are trying to push the blame for this disaster onto [...]

SPA Pets of the Month—May 2016

From the SPA By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero May stars are Sherlock and Alba (cats) and Alegria and Lola (dogs). Sherlock had a loving owner who died and, unfortunately, this sweet boy wound up in a neglectful home, but was then rescued and brought to us. An amazingly handsome Flame Point Siamese type about [...]

A Dish of Fish

Cultural Perspectives By Tim Hazell “Take a fine mullet and thrust it like a torch into the living flames.” From The Deipnosophistai (Sophists at Dinner) by Athenaeus Seas have singular characteristics and their inhabitants play interactive roles. Fish evolved from primitive chordates during the Cambrian explosion, about five hundred forty million years ago. Striking adaptions [...]

The Netflix Paradigm

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller Continuing with last week’s editorial, it remains a source of mass confusion as to why Netflix has taken steps to deny service to so many thousands, perhaps millions, of its international customers. I have spoken with Netflix customers in my area who are livid, and ask, “Why?” I wish [...]

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