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The Universe from Nothing?


By David Johanssen Have our perceptions of time and space led us astray? Maybe what we thought we knew about our universe—that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that our universe is made up of matter—is wrong. Lawrence Krauss gives a talk sponsored by the Richard Dawkins Foundation on [...]

UU Service

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By Jon Sievert While there is a perception that UU’s do not believe in God, it is much more accurate to say that we do not have a single, defined concept of God in which all UU’s are expected to believe. At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, the Rev Matt Alspaugh briefly examines UU [...]

Tango Therapy: The Distance Between Earth and Stars Parallax


By Christina Johnson Parallax is the method used for measuring the distance between the earth and stars. Instead of parallax we’ll use our pair of legs and practice lengthening our earthly legs and our starry chakra-studded spines! We’ll pay attention to a taller and suppler posture and to extending distance from head to foot. We [...]

Your Deceptive Mind Part 19: “The Trap of Grand Conspiracy Thinking”


By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents part 19 of the 24-part Great Courses series, Your Deceptive Mind: “The Trap of Grand Conspiracy Thinking,” on Thursday, October 25, 5:30pm, at The Meditation Center, Callejon Blanco 4. By examining extreme conspiracy theories, we hope to identify those patterns of thought and cognitive traps that we all [...]

Artistic Critique


By Jonathon Williams As an art teacher for over 20 years, instructing students from their 20s to mid-70s, one of the things I am proud of is being able to guide them by example and a good dose of critique. Helping someone who really wants to paint in a representational style takes guiding them on [...]

“Vistas de San Miguel”


is a 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 series and purchase prints on her website, as well as find information on her [...]

Occupy San Miguel


By Steven Gloss This powerful and comprehensive documentary film by Kamala López depicts the situation faced by women in the United States: Equal Rights for women are a fallacy and an illusion in a country where 96 percent of the people think that the 27th Amendment, known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), was actually [...]

Rivers, Fields and Ruins Among the Sights at Upcoming Audubon Birdwalk


By Signe Hammer Photos: Mwanner Come join Audubon’s monthly bird walk on Sunday October 21. With leaders Michael Burns and Norman Besman, we’ll bird along the Rio Laja, near Cieniguita and the bridge to Guanajuato. In addition to the trail along the tree-lined river, the varied habitat includes open farmland with big trees and lots [...]

A Tailor-Made Model: Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”


By Mónica García Olvera Recently, the Public Library received the donation of the book Un Modelo a la Medida: Mario Moreno Cantinflas. The books was edited by the Mario E. Moreno Foundation for the occasion of the 106th anniversary of the birth of this Mexican comedian, who was better known as “Cantinflas.” The copy is [...]

Jamaican Carib Traditions


By Tim Hazell Jamaica, the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean, was the ancestral home of the Taino Indians, also referred to as Arawaks, who formed part of the island’s pre-Columbian cultural fabric. “Jamaica” comes from “Xaymaca,” an Arawak word for “Land of Wood and Water.” Buccaneers used the Jamaican town of Port Royal, also [...]

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