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By Judy Newell   Mexico Travel News Stolen Skeleton Was One of Americas’ Oldest A stolen skeleton, which was first discovered in an underwater Mexican cave in the 2010, may be one of the oldest-known human remains in the Americas. In a study published in the journal PLOS One, archaeologists found that the skeleton, dubbed [...]

Mystery Arrivals


By Joan DiPiero Our latest arrivals, Gypsy and Oz, probably didn’t have the foresight to predict that the SPA would welcome them with open arms. The decision was not altogether theirs to make, but as sometimes happens, all worked out for the best. A couple of weeks ago, our adult cats were making chattering noises [...]

Ancient Futures and Neo-primitivism

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By Tim Hazell Native art draws admiration for its universal appeal. To the sensitive eye, its aesthetic qualities may appear to exist independently from their milieu. This assumption does not account for critical standards indigenous peoples apply to the products of their craftsmanship. Much of the criteria used by healers and shamans to evaluate works [...]

The Computer Corner


By Charles Miller People frequently ask me if they can simply get a higher-powered Wi-Fi router to give them better wireless range. I tell them that there is no such thing as a high-powered Wi-Fi for consumer use but, as with many tech issues, there are exceptions. My answer is “No,” but in fact the [...]

A Dog Volunteer’s Day at the SPA

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By Steven Calkins Being a volunteer dog walker at the SPA a couple of times a week gives me a chance to see what I can do to help the few dogs I handle be well-behaved adoptable pets. The dogs have a fifteen to twenty minute walk out on the street with a volunteer walker [...]

Places 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 whole series and purchase prints on her website, as well as information on her workshops and classes in Art Journaling and Urban Sketching at Éste es [...]

Travel News


By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Cruise Lines Returning to Acapulco Acapulco tourism officials have announced a large increase in the number of new cruise ship arrivals this year, with the port expected to welcome 32 ships, a 78% increase. Nine cruise lines—Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas, V-Ships, Silversea, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Global, [...]

Mozart and the “Paris” Symphony

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By Tim Hazell Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756–December 5, 1791) stands as archetypal example of the Classical style. His extensive catalogue spans the period during which that genre was transformed from one exemplified by the “Gallant” fashion to one that began to incorporate the contrapuntal intricacies of the later Baroque. Mozart’s own development closely [...]

The Computer Corner


By Charles Miller   Wi-Fi   A question I get a lot is “What’s the maximum range of my Wi-Fi?” Much to the frustration of the person asking the question, I often answer that question “Maybe!” Because there are many variables that must be factored in, it is simply not possible to give a simple [...]

Travel News


By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Mexico City Airport Welcomes Pod Hotel While Japan may have mastered the pod or capsule hotel concept—a tight space that serves as little more than a place to sleep for travelers on the go—the concept is picking up steam around the world. Mexico City International Airport is the latest [...]

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