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What Lies Beneath?

PATRONATO

By Cheryl Young Does San Miguel sit on a vast network of tunnels? Did rebels hide there from Spanish troops? Did government and religious officials travel by “underground carriage” for clandestine meetings? Was the gold and silver of wealthy San Miguel families stored beneath their feet? Naturally, rumors abound. In the eighteenth century, don Manuel [...]

Travel News

VOA 33-day cruise

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News New Underwater Museum Coming to Cancun Cancun opened its first underwater museum in 2010, the Museo Subacuatico de Art—known as MUSA—and now the resort destination is developing a new underwater attraction. Announced in February, it is now underway, according to a report in Riviera Maya News. The museum will [...]

Introduction: Know Your Painkillers, Part I

REG HEALTH DR QUIROZ

By Salvador Quiroz It has sometimes been said that to heal pain is the work of gods. The healing of pain is certainly one of the main objectives of medicine. I will deal today and in my next column with physiological pain, beginning with a very concise and brief analysis of what some painkillers can [...]

Therapy for Brain and Body

TANGO

By Christina Johnson What soothes your heart, lowers your blood pressure, cancels out diabetes, and counteracts depression? What allows more balance and confidence to those with Parkinson’s disease; and gives people with Downs Syndrome a way to solidly inhabit their bodies with more grace and precision? What unites your psyche with knowledge of the body, [...]

Bewildered by Retirement, Relocation, Divorce, Empty Nest?

By Margaret Nash Are you finding relocation to a foreign country a bit more challenging than you expected? Maybe your life is not quite going to plan here in your new adopted home? Nothing can prepare you for the culture shock you experience when you move lock, stock, and barrel to another country—even if you [...]

The Wild Muse Calls You To Show Up and Write!

Maia Williams - Turquoise by Lander Rodriguez

By Wyman Rousseau Monthly writing workshops, held in central San Miguel de Allende, will resume on Wednesdays, beginning August 8th. The goal is for each participant to produce at least one solid draft of a story or poem per week, for personal satisfaction or publication. Participants may use class exercises and writing time to revise [...]

Values in Painting

JONATHON 1. PLEIN AIR - COMPOSITION AND VALUES

By Jonathon Williams In the four fundamentals of representational painting, values stand out as one of the most important parts. In a nutshell, values describe the gradation on a black-and-white chart, going from black to white. In painting, we are talking about the areas from the dark paint or color to the lightest. On a [...]

Travel News

Upper-Ganges

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Once Again, San Miguel Tops World’s Best List For the second year in a row, San Miguel de Allende, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, came in first place in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Top 15 Cities list. “With its colorful, flower-festooned architecture, and cobblestoned streets, San Miguel has [...]

Celebrating the 100th Vistas de San Miguel

VISTAS

This week marks the 100th drawing for Vistas de San Miguel, the bi monthly sketch by local artist Susan Dorf, who has been publishing her artwork in the Atención for 4 years now. Susan carries a sketchbook with her wherever she goes, and along with ink pens and watercolors, has captured the buildings, people, events [...]

About herbs and non-herbal supplements

By Salvador Quiroz To conclude our series on supplements, let’s mention a few things about herbs and non-herbal products. We all know that herbs are the basis for some of our most helpful medicines, such as aspirin, morphine, digitalis and cortisone. And scientists are still discovering medicinal mysteries in plants. For example, the new anti-cancer [...]

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