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Vistas de San Miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the series and purchase prints on her website, as well as [...]

The Triumvirate

Kira

By Megan Gabel All for one and one for all! That’s Mica, Sansa, and Kira, six-month-old sisters who currently rule Puppy World at the SPA. They are medium-sized but still growing, and they constantly roust around with each other. Under usual circumstances, they would have been moved to individual casitas by now, but we don’t [...]

Snow and Sugar Snap Peas

By Tim Hazell Snow peas (Pisum sativum) are a variety of garden pea, cultivated throughout the world and eaten whole in its pod while still unripe. The French definition for this type of legume is mange tout, (eat all) and can be applied to both snow and sugar snap peas, although sugar snap pods are [...]

The Computer Corner

By Charles Miller Last month, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation released a first-of-its-kind warning to the public, asking everyone in the world to reboot their routers. This action was taken in an effort to mitigate the effects of hundreds of thousands of home routers infected by the VPNFilter malware, which has shadowy links to [...]

Vistas de San Miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic report of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the series and purchase prints on her website, as well as [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Mexico’s a Global Tourism Star In 2017, Mexico surpassed Germany, the United Kingdom, and Turkey to become the sixth-most visited destination in the world. International visitor spending during that same period reached $21.3 billion, also a record for the nation. The numbers are growing at a dizzying rate. From [...]

¡Gracias a Gabby y Xiomara!

Gabby

By Jayn Corral A few weeks ago, we introduced you to mammas Gabby and Xiomara. Their newborn kittens had been brought to the SPA a few days before the mothers were found. Reunited with their little ones, Gabby and Xiomara shared motherly duties among the six babies, grateful to have each other to give them [...]

Being All Too Human: The Action and Culpability

Existentialist Chicken 1

By Tim Hazell The sense that every struggle brings defeat Because Fate holds no prize to crown success —James Thomson’s City of Dreadful Night   Fatalism is evident in much of the native poetry of pre-Columbian cultures and is inextricably woven into the fabric of today’s multilayered Latino society. The philosophy of fatalism offers no [...]

The Computer Corner

By Charles Miller   Another Event in the Balkans Got Out of Control   This month marks the 104th anniversary of an event that profoundly changed the course of world history. It was June 28, 1914 that the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, setting off a chain of events leading to the Great War. I can [...]

The 2018 Child Tax Credit: Not Just for Children

By Orlando Gotay, Tax Attorney I recently saw a question posted on a Facebook expat group: “So I want to move to Mexico next year, but I want to claim my six children.” That made me think of the new and improved “child credit” for 2018. When I say 2018, it means the tax year [...]

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