Archive for: December, 2017

A healthy response to a fearful situation

About a month ago my good friend, an elderly American woman, living alone, survived a late night home invasion with uncommon instincts that saved her from potential violence. She awakened to the sound of the burglars breaking into her kitchen window. Her mind raced through the possibilities of her choices of action. As the thieves [...]

The Third Leading Cause of Death

Michael Dorfman

  Few people know that the medical profession, including doctors, drugs, and hospitals, is believed to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, only exceeded by heart disease and cancer, according to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety. The analysis of US mortality statistics estimated that medical [...]

UU Service

UUS Bill Spence

By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Dr. Bill Spence relates the personal odyssey that bridged science and religion and led him to his belief as a practicing humanist. Spence was born to a fundamentalist Baptist preacher and trained as a research geophysicist. Just three years ago, he was in a Denver [...]

Interview with a real-life “Mentalist”

Shelter

By David Johanssen “Every day when we walk out the door, we give away more about ourselves than we could possibly imagine!” Thus began our conversation with real-life “mentalist,” Thomas Baxter, who recently returned to San Miguel de Allende from his home on Vancouver Island, Canada. He has returned to town for an exclusive engagement [...]

Scholarship Recipients to Learn English

Volunteer Teachers

By Aly Posner Mujeres en Cambio and La Biblioteca are pleased to announce that we have joined forces to improve the English language skills of our scholarship recipients. In recognition that greater English-speaking competence and comprehension will increase job opportunities for our students after graduation from high school and university, we have created an English [...]

San Miguel Poetry Week

By Jennifer Clement This year’ poetry week includes: Jennifer Clement author of the memoir Widow Basquiat, about the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Her novel Prayers for the Stolen was a finalist for the PEN-Faulkner Award and a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. In 2016 she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for her new novel, Gun [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Adds New Board Members

By Sue Leonard The board of Jóvenes Adelante (JA) is proud to announce the addition of two new board members. Jorge Philippe—who for a year has coordinated JA’s mentor program—has been elected as the new co-vice president of student programs. “I could not be more pleased than to have Jorge on the board with us,” [...]

Facilitators for Healing to Meet in San Miguel

Healing

By Larry Mills and Alicia Mayo This Year’s First Gathering of Facilitators for Healing is on Thursday January 4! “In these gatherings at Alicia’s and Larry’s, we’ve dipped into the healing stream (of consciousness). Coming together with intention, the healing energy flowed between us, working together as one. The release of blockages, both for the [...]

First Friday…Live” Musical Shabbat

First Friday

Come celebrate the New Year by attending our “First Friday…Live” Shabbat service on Friday, January 5, 2018. Our uplifting musical Shabbat is lively, joyous, and brief. We honor many streams of Judaism with meaningful readings, songs, and stories—some familiar, some contemporary. All are invited to be participants, not just spectators. Our “meet and greet” refreshments [...]

Galería Atotonilco Introduces the World’s Finest Baskets

Selecting Baaskets Lighter

By Susan Page The baskets of the Wounaan indigenous tribe of the Darién jungle in Panama and Colombia—widely considered the finest and most beautiful baskets in the world—have never been exhibited in Mexico. That is, until now. Galeria Atotonilco owners Mayer Shacter and Susan Page have just returned from Colombia and Panama, where they were [...]

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