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A Response to a Reader Complaint


By Charles Miller In response to the column that ran here a couple of weeks ago, I received the following email from an Atención reader: “I went to both of those links you mentioned in your article, and both were trying to sell me something right up front. So why would you publish these ads, [...]

The Small Victories and Quiet Pleasures of Animal Foster Care Available at the SPA


By Jayn Corral “She’s making biscuits!” Aluxe’s foster, Michelle, exclaimed, “Today she came out to lick my hand and then she made biscuits. It’s working!” The news the day before was quite different.  Michelle sounded discouraged, reporting, “She is making only very slow progress. Maybe she should go back to the SPA.” What a discouraged-sounding [...]

Travel News


By Judy Newell México News Ten Five Diamond Properties Added—Five in México! Ten properties have been added to AAA’s Five Diamond Award list. The newcomers join an exclusive group that accounts for only 0.4 percent, just 121 hotels, of the more than 27,000 locations AAA has inspected.   The ten new hotels AAA added this [...]

Take Advantage of the SPA’s February Dental Discount


By Megan Gabel Did you know that dental care is not only vitally important to your pet’s teeth and gums but also to their overall health? Proper dental care contributes to a longer life. Periodontal disease, an inflammation of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, causes the buildup of plaque. It is the most common ailment [...]

The Computer Corner


By Charles Miller   In response to my advice never to ever click on links in emails, a reader wrote to me saying he was a tad confused as to what a link is. Bob asked the following: if his trusted friend Joe emailed him a suggestion to look at a particular article on a [...]

Travel News

explore Italy

By Judy Newell México News Trip to “The Island of Birds” Guests at Grand Velas Riviera Maya can now explore the small Mexican island Isla Contoy, also known as “La Isla de Los Pajaros” (The Island of Birds). The experience offers guests the opportunity to sail to the uninhabited island aboard a 50-foot private yacht [...]

SPA’s February 2019 Pets of the Month


By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an SPA sweetheart! Holly, a blond beauty, likes to cuddle and is calm and very loving. Skye, an adorable, playful girl, loves getting attention. Both eight months old, they will quickly work their way into your hearts. Gypsy, a beautiful tortie, prefers to be the [...]

Investigators Discover Largest-Ever Collection of Breached Data


By Charles Miller This headline has been repeated so many times in recent years that it has completely lost its impact on newspaper readers; nevertheless, it is here again: last month, a respected security researcher discovered a data dump of 87 gigabytes containing more than 770 million email addresses and passwords posted to a popular [...]

For Nellie, a Forever Home at Last


By B. Lewis It will take a long time for me to get over the loss of Lucky, my beloved dog of many years. But life goes on. I managed to live without a canine companion for four weeks. I kept reminding myself of the kennel fees, the trips to Costco for food, the freezing-cold [...]

European-Style Data Protection Laws Give Internet Users More Information about Who’s Using Their Information and Why


By Charles Miller The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a far-reaching law, but it’s probably the best attempt so far to address the societal changes resulting from the explosion of data-gathering abilities made technically possible by the Internet and mobile devices. People on this side of the Atlantic Ocean are likely [...]

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