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Terrific Leftovers!

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By Joan DiPiero So many of our kittens arrive with their litter mates, and it seems there is always one left behind long after the others have gone. All of these leftovers are great cats who deserve a loving home. Aussie arrived with five siblings squished into a rusty birdcage. Now one year old, this [...]

The Midas Touch

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By Tim Hazell Banking can be traced back to first civilizations. In ancient Iraq, Mesopotamian cultures constructed elaborate storage facilities for grain, a unit of Sumerian currency, before 3100 BC. Egypt, like Sumer, controlled the storage and distribution of its harvest finances from centralized warehouses. Papyrus ledgers of deposits and withdrawals were meticulously kept by [...]

Trashed

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller An urgent call I received recently was from a lady who thought, in her words, that her computer had been “completely trashed.” I was very pleased to be able to tell over the phone that things were not nearly as bad as she thought and proceeded to guide her [...]

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 [...]

Travel News

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Travel News By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Acapulco to be Cruise Ship’s Home Port in 2018 Acapulco will be the port of origin for the 1,400 passenger Magellan cruise ship of Cruise and Maritime Voyages starting in the winter of 2018. The roundtrip cruise will depart from Acapulco and make stops in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto [...]

Honor Your Pet

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By Harry Burrus Think about that special pet you had or have, sometimes referred to as one’s lifetime dog or lifetime cat, and consider how that pet enriched your life and expanded the compassion in your heart. Remember how that pet was always there for you, full of trust and love, how you learned from [...]

The Computer Corner

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The Computer Corner By Charles Miller The recent high-profile ransomware attack named WannaCry is the reason I was on the receiving end of quite a few questions concerning virus and malware and what can be done to defend against the threat. I am sorry to say that some of the news reporting I have read [...]

Lorca and Andalusia Cadences

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By Tim Hazell Federico Garcia Lorca’s life (1898–1936) embraced the Spanish Civil War that ultimately devoured him. The poet and playwright embodied the spirit of his native Andalusia. Elements of folklore, combined with surrealism, placed him in a unique genre. Despite the somber aspect of his poetry, he was an ebullient, versatile writer and an [...]

Travel News

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Travel News By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Acapulco to be Cruise Ship’s Home Port in 2018 Acapulco will be the port of origin for the 1,400 passenger Magellan cruise ship of Cruise and Maritime Voyages starting in the winter of 2018. The roundtrip cruise will depart from Acapulco and make stops in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Puerto [...]

SPA Pets of the Month, July 2017

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By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Please donate to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank! Our goal is to raise 180,000 pesos (about US$9,000), and we have a ways to go. Remember: 100% will be applied to the cost of food for our 100 cats and dogs, plus SPA animals in foster care. For more [...]

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