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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


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


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


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 [...]


Pepper Shrimp 2

By Tim Hazell Black pepper (piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is the world’s most traded spice and seasoning. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. Peppercorns, and the ground pepper derived from them, may be described as black (cooked and dried unripe fruit), [...]

Travel News


By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News 2018 Wellness Getaway The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit will host its annual Wellness Getaway from September 5 to 9. On tap are complimentary sessions led by industry leaders, a medicine reading ceremony, spa atelier self-discovery workshops, juice therapy, antigravity yoga, vegan cooking classes, and other wellness activities. Nightly rates start at [...]

Early Art, Language, and Cuisine

Sumerian palace cake variation

By Tim Hazell A notable aspect of the “Upper Paleolithic Revolution” (40,000–10,000 BC) was the appearance of art helping us to clarify what makes us human, part of what we emulate and envision that we as individuals can achieve. Reproductions of Upper Paleolithic art such as cave paintings at Chauvet, Lascaux, Altamira, Cosquer, and Pech [...]

Meet H+Hospital San Miguel’s Cardiac Team, The Doctor’s Curricula Vitae

By Connie Mullis Dr Francisco Melendez received his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Juárez. His specialty degree in general surgery is from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. He also did a subspecialty in cardiothoracic surgery in Mexico City at the Hospital 20 de Noviembre ISSSTE, affliliated with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [...]

Vitamins: A Few Reminders

By Salvador Quiroz Vitamins are not nutrients in themselves, as many people think but organic compounds whose role is to help in the absorption and utilization of foodstuffs. Without them, we’d die, but such small amounts are usually required that deficiency states are now very rare. Indeed, in first-world countries, vitamin excess disorders are more [...]

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