Archive for: June, 2017

Trump’s Wall in San Miguel

By David Johanssen Imagine the very near future when the Trump administration has carried out its campaign promise to deport millions of peaceful immigrants. That’s the vision of Building the Wall, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan’s new political play confronting Trump’s dangerous rhetoric and authoritarian tendencies. This riveting and harrowing drama delivers a powerful warning that [...]

Trees for Life: Part 1

By Marcela Andre López San Miguel has enjoyed prosperous centuries—thanks to silver, gold, commodities, food independence with productive fruit and nut groves, vegetable gardens, and livestock adjoining small and great homes. In San Miguel el Grande: New houses and apartments are now where trees once grew, supplying food and wood for ships, carts, saddles, and [...]

UU Service

By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, in the first of a two-part talk, The Rev. Daniel Gregoire discusses the misuses of fear in a time of dangerous global political uncertainty. UU Service “The Misuses of Fear, Part 1” By Rev. Daniel Gregoire Sun, Jul 2, 10:30am Posada de la Aldea, Ancha [...]

SPA Pets of the Month, July 2017

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Please donate to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank! Our goal is to raise 180,000 pesos (about US$9,000), and we have a ways to go. Remember: 100% will be applied to the cost of food for our 100 cats and dogs, plus SPA animals in foster care. For more [...]

Riddim!

By Tim Hazell Prior to 1930, literature in the Caribbean was a diversion of the elite. Englishmen of the “Sugar Isles” promoted British imperialism. Anti-colonial consciousness marked the emergence of Caribbean voices finding their first expression in calypso. Calypso originated in West Africa and migrated to the islands, incorporating elements of calinda dance, shango, and [...]

Geo-fencing in the US and Abroad

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller A frequent topic of conversation among expatriates in Mexico is “What’s the best way to break the rules at Amazon and Netflix and not get caught?” It is a never-ending arms race between content providers that are obligated to abide by copyright laws and customers who want to watch [...]

Occupy SMA

By Jim Carey Occupy SMA will present two recent videos of best-selling author and activist Naomi Klein talking about her new book: No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. Klein writes, “I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about shock. Ten years ago, I published The Shock Doctrine, [...]

Philosophy of Mind: Part 5, Living in the Material World

By Frank Simons Despite its initial plausibility, “Dualism” has been shown to have basic conceptual problems, primarily, the interaction problem; how can two radically distinct realms possibly interact? Philosophers have made valiant efforts to save Dualism, but, to the contemporary eye, these attempts look futile. What are our options if we abandon Dualism? Do we [...]

Tango: Special Price for July 4

By Christina Johnson This is a workout for the brain to lift mood, improve memory, and inspire neurons, as well as providing exercise for the body to tone muscles, strengthen core, and improve flexibility and coordination. Workshop Tango: Special Price for July 4 Tue, Jul 4, 10:30am–12:30pm 200 pesos per single, 300 pesos per couple [...]

La Ausencia como afirmación en la obra de William Fares

Por Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda El arte de William Fares opera como un registro de inmanencia dentro de una abstracción constructiva, que pierde la objetividad de la realidad apelando por la renuncia, por el vacío. Inauguración de Arte “Presencia de Ausencia” Trabajo de William Fares Sáb, Jul 1, 5pm Skot Foreman Fine Art Fábrica La Aurora [...]

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