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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller We users of Apple products—I myself own three—are users of computers, tablet, or phones created by a corporation that takes very seriously the privacy and security of its customers. In fact Apple has by its actions claimed for itself the position of THE security-conscious company of the Information Technology [...]

Vistas San Miguel

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This is a bimonthly graphic reportage of 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 [...]

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By Paul Schiratti On the flight home from San Miguel de Allende in early March 2015, I felt down, thinking that the beautiful Mexican colonial city I had enjoyed for 4 of the last 5 years has lost its magic for me. Although the highlight of my trip was always the joy I got from [...]

Start Pressing That Spacebar

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller I know people are reading this column when I receive a flurry of comments or feedback by email. That happened most recently with readers wanting to know how to find the hidden game in Google’s Chrome browser. More on that a little later. If you are one of the [...]

Han Chinese Polymath

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By Tim Hazell Li Shizhen, (1518–1593), was a Han Chinese medical doctor, scientist, pharmacologist, herbalist, and acupuncturist of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), whose major contribution to clinical medicine was his 27-year work, the Compendium of Materia Medica. He is considered to be China’s greatest scientific naturalist. The Compendium is a medical text of 1,892 entries, [...]

The Kittens Are Here! The Kittens Are Here

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By Joan DiPiero At the SPA, we’ve suddenly experienced a lot of leaping, cavorting, and frivolity, and that’s just from our volunteers, celebrating the annual arrival of spring kitten season. Who could resist the joy of spending time with these delightful little furry beings of all colors and personalities? Right now, they are getting to [...]

Windows 10 is Here to Stay

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller It has been almost two years now since Microsoft unveiled its current Operating System Windows 10. Many people using the latest Windows today obtained the new OS via a cost-free update provided by Microsoft for the first year. Opinion is sharply divided on the correct way to characterize that [...]

Urban Graffiti: The Radiant Child

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By Tim Hazell Many of America’s ethnic groups have multiracial backgrounds. Black poets assimilated language and style of the dominant white urban mainstream to show their audiences how concepts of liberty and freedom rang hollow in the tenements of those who were excluded from the basic principle that “all men are created equal.” Irony and [...]

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By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Event for Foodies The Market of Arts & Gastronomy (MAG) is taking place in San Miguel del Allende July 13–16, with Hotel Matilda as one of MAG’s lead sponsors. It’s a logical affiliation. Chef Enrique Olvera’s Moxi at the hotel is one of the city’s marquee dining spots. This year’s [...]

Pet Food Money Bank Starts with May Donations Matching Offer!

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By Megan Gabel The SPA, San Miguel’s only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, houses a combined average of 100 animals. We provide shelter, care (vaccinations, sterilization, medical care), and food for them until they become family companions—no matter how long it takes. Last year, 70 dogs and 118 cats were adopted from us. We [...]

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