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The Creative Process

By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda How can we explain that moment when, as if by miracle, the form, the way, the path, and the result are revealed to us. It is an indefinable moment in that it is variable and at the same time is experienced in a different way by each individual. Lecture “An Approach [...]

Courage and Intimacy: The Wisdom of Our Great-Grandmothers

By Frank Simons Susan Moon, a Buddhist writer from California, will lead a retreat at the Meditation Center of San Miguel, Callejon Blanco 4, on Saturday morning, October 3, 9am-1pm. This half-day retreat is based on the stories in the ground-breaking new book, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women, edited by [...]

Healing Power of Broth, the Traditional Cure for Arthritis


By Jorge Catalán and Victoria Schneider A South American proverb claims, “Good broth will resurrect the dead.” While that’s clearly an exaggeration, chicken soup has enjoyed a reputation as “Jewish penicillin,” and bone broths are served to convalescents all over the world. In this presentation, Dr. Kaayla Daniel will review the science that supports consuming [...]

Dictarán la conferencia “Paraísos mexicanos sobre papel”


Por Paloma Lacayo El evento forma parte del “Ciclo de Charlas en los Municipios 2015”. Conferencia “Paraísos de papel: Los calendarios. Imágenes de México en el siglo XX” Vie, Sep 25, 6pm Bella Artes Con el fin de dar a conocer los resultados de las investigaciones históricas de los municipios del estado, el Departamento de [...]

In Frida’s Footsteps: The Legacy of a Painter’s Painter

LECT FRIDA Frida self portrait

By Hope Palmer Nearly five decades after her death, Frida Kahlo has become a universally admired Mexican artist. In the last 15 years in particular, she has been a great posthumous ambassador of Mexican art and culture. The complexity and depth of her human and aesthetic dimensions have made her a universal symbol. For Frida, [...]

The Israeli Bedouin

Israel Bedouin

By Jim Carey This week Occupy will consider the situation of Israeli Bedouin. While most readers of Atención have some familiarity with the recent (and, at a lower level, continuing) conflict between Israel and Gaza, much less information has been publicized concerning the situation of minority populations within the State of Israel itself. The Occupy [...]

Masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, Velázquez, and Rembrandt

LECT BAROQUE Rubens, St. George and the Dragon

By Kahren Jones Arbitman An artistic phenomenon occurred in Western Europe during the 17th century never seen before or since. An explosion of “new” art of the highest order appeared simultaneously in countries large and small. Heretofore, it was common for a single “center” to create a specific style, which then radiated, with variations, throughout [...]

End of Life and Bereavement Counseling Can Be Life Changing

Summa Beach

By Dorie Beach In our final lecture on End of Life Preparedness (EOLP) on August 17 at St. Paul’s Church, I will discuss the benefits of EOL and bereavement counseling. End of Life Counseling is a given when Hospice is involved. Since Hospice patients are all diagnosed as terminal patients, bereavement work begins before death [...]

What is Baroque, Anyway?

LECT BARROQUE Bernini Dammed Soul

By Kahren Jones Arbitman “Baroque” is a very curious word: foreign looking and funny sounding. It is equally difficult to define. Even experts can’t decide where it came from or exactly what it means as an artistic style. The word may have been first used to describe an illegal monetary transaction. Or it might have [...]

A Walk Through San Miguel’s Past……the ’70s!

LECT DONNA Party scene

By Donna Fullerton The first influx of foreigners to San Miguel began in the 1940s. All who came seemed to agree that the town had a magical allure. In 1937, Stirling Dickinson was one of the first Americans to move here. He was also the first American to buy a house— just 10 days after [...]

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