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The FATCA Trap

By Orlando Gotay Much has been written about FATCA, the Foreign Asset Tax Compliance Act. Those writings are about banks reporting people to the Treasury. Less talked about: the taxpayer side of the street. FATCA created a reporting requirement for persons who file tax returns. Form 8938 requires reporting on “Specified Foreign Financial Assets.” Reporting [...]

Making Soul Connections

By Marcia Wolff Self-blessing does not mean pounding our chests and bragging about how fantastic we are. It’s a lot subtler than this. It’s when we recognize ourselves, our gifts, our talents, and our skills. It’s when we recognize the qualities that come forward consistently as something comfortable and essential in us. It’s not necessary [...]

UU Service

By Jon Sievert Unitarian Sunday Service Asks Followers the Big Questions Do you believe in God? What is your answer when someone asks you that? Yes or no? The conversation about that question seems to suggest that we should put those who do believe on one side of the room and those who don’t on [...]

2018 Food in Film Festival Producer Learns What Service Is All About.

By Kristopher Kegel The SOME organization demonstrates through action that serving others is a beautiful and mutual exchange of energy, fulfilling for both ends. This experience could not marry up the SOME organization and the 2018 Food in Film Festival any better. With festive colors and live music, the local elderly sat alongside each other [...]

Shelter Theater Hosts Staging of Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman

By David Johanssen Although acclaimed Argentinean novelist/playwright Manuel Puig wrote Kiss of the Spider Woman forty years ago, the multilayered, intensely compelling tale of love, betrayal, and intrigue remains timeless. Now Shelter Theater is proud to host this important story of transgender injustice, as Caja Negra presents the original stage play from Feb 22 to [...]

A Crucified Christ in Holy Week

By Miguel Rangel Based on the book by Raymond Brown, we shall look at the Gospel narratives of the Passion of Christ. Each year on Passion/Palm Sunday, we alternately read the Passion—According to Matthew on Year A, According to Mark on Year B, and According to Luke on Year C. On Good Friday, we read [...]

Aiming to Raise Standards in Rural Schools Statewide

By Joseph Pummer On February 26, at 5pm, in the Rosewood Ballroom, the symposium “Gold Stars for Schools in the Campo” will explore the successes of several Mexican educators who have found ways to convince students and their parents that schoolwork is a journey toward careers far beyond their isolated villages. Following a panel discussion [...]

SOME Continues to Feed the Body and the Spirit

By Ron Felton In 1989, two passionate volunteers, Joe and Antoinette Lim, identified a need in this community and set out to meet it; their goal was to provide a healthy meal for elderly citizens. The idea came from Antoinette, who began visiting the elderly and distributing food in her native Philippines when she was [...]

Members of San Miguel’s Oldest Families Share City’s Oral History

By Kathleen Bennett The Biblioteca and Kathleen Bennett, facilitator of the “San Miguel’s Secrets Revealed,” virtual tours, would like to thank their four guest speakers who shared the city’s oral history at the library’s February 6 program in the Sala Quetzal. In San Miguel de Allende’s early colonial years, three main families controlled the power [...]

One Hundred Local Children Now Have Library Memberships

By Jan Davis This year’s Three Kings Day membership drive was a success! This past December and January, the local community joined the Biblioteca to celebrate this vital Mexican holiday by providing children with library memberships. Some people purchased 120-peso Three Kings Day cards (which contained a free membership) for the children of their housekeepers, [...]

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