Category archives for: Community

The Widget Grab Bag


By Orlando Gotay Just when I was wondering what to write about, staring at the dreaded blinking cursor, in comes news of the proposal to make adjustments to the capital gains rules. What is causing the latest uproar? A proposal to take into account inflation when the time comes to figure the gain (and thus [...]

UU Service

Jill McAllister

By Jon Sievert Trust Is Topic of this Week’s UU’s Fellowship Service Faith might be a problematic word for some, but trust may be even harder. We want to trust, we need to be able to trust, but we have been disillusioned many times. There are many reasons not to trust these days when there [...]

Shelter Skelter: A Story Telling Extravaganza!

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By David Johanssen We’re all storytellers, and the stories we tell point to the heart of human nature. Come and enjoy a night of discovery and music with us as the professional and amateur storytellers of San Miguel de Allende share their personal stories. Producer Leslie Beam, with a background in stand-up comedy and her [...]

Rotary to Discuss Blindness Causes in Elders

By Skip Essick A randomized study of adults over the age of 50 was conducted recently to look into the causes of blindness and visual impairment. The study also targeted adults with a history of diabetes and cataracts. The result of this study, which was conducted in Querétaro, is the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness. [...]

Teenaged Entrepreneur Supports SMA Peers Through JA


By Don Krim Seventeen. Bright. Personable. College bound. And already her heart is with those less fortunate. Gabriela Reyna has just finished a summer vacation with her extended family in San Miguel de Allende. Her grandmother lives here, as do many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Gabriela’s mother moved at age 15 from San Miguel to [...]

Prominent Artists Join Casita Linda in Charitable “Elephant Project”


By Louise Gilliam Seventeen of San Miguel’s most prominent artists have teamed up with Casita Linda to help San Miguel de Allende’s poorest families. These artists are generously donating their time and talent to participate in The Elephant Project, which will be showcased at Casita Linda’s Grand Ganesha Gala, a glamorous event on October 4 [...]

Women’s Brainstorming and Networking Group

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By Susan Page If you need ideas for anything—how to manage your difficult neighbor, where to take people in Mexico City, how to persuade your husband to move here, whether or not you should (fill in the blank), how to market your business—The Brain Exchange will give you amazing help. If you have a problem [...]

UU Service

Jill McAllister

By Jon Sievert At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, the Rev Jill McAllister discusses the need for faithfulness in these dark times. There may have been a time, not long ago, when being a Unitarian Universalist was an interesting intellectual and social endeavor with limited impact. But that time is certainly not now. UUA [...]

Inside the Mind of Robin Williams

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By David Johanssen Robin Williams once said,” Every person is driven by some deep, deep, deep, deep secret.” How could a man who made so many others so happy be battling such a profound sadness? We delve into the life and struggles of Robin Williams this week at Shelter with the presentation of a new [...]

Rotary Talk Addresses Strengths-Based Leadership and Team Building


By Skip Essick and Clay Primrose “Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer.” —Peter Drucker Most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less [...]

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