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The SPA Advocates

Pancho

By Jayn Corral Early this year, I became the cat advocate at the SPA when my predecessor moved to the US after serving superbly in that role for many years. I had observed her over the years on my regular visits to volunteer with the cats and kittens, so I understood the tremendous responsibilities that [...]

Maisuna and México

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By Tim Hazell Arab-American writer Elmaz Abinader speaks of the exciting time for authors that exists in Latin America. The lyrical verse of the Moors once found its way from the camel trains of the Arab Empire to Spain, adding a touch of sensual elegance to medieval literature. Spanish galleons carried this warm breeze from [...]

The Computer Corner

REG COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller   Election Hacking Probe Reveals Depths of US Domestic Surveillance Some people reading this might think I have too much time on my hands, but let me assure readers this is not the case. Soon after the US Justice Department handed down an indictment of some folks named Boris, Ivan, Aleksey, Dmitriy, [...]

Concentric Circles

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By Harry Burrus Imagine a lake. I’m out there. Hovering. I have a stone in my hand. I drop the stone into the water. Concentric circles emerge, enlarge, and extend. Hold that image. Do a freeze-frame. Not of me hovering, but of those ever-expanding circles. The SPA takes care of approximately 100 cats and dogs [...]

The Computer Corner

COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller   Understanding Solid-State Computer Drives   Many new laptop computers are now being sold with Solid State Drives (SSD) in place of the traditional mechanical drives with motor and spinning disks. Once these SSDs were quite expensive, but prices have come down to the point that SSDs are commonplace in new laptop [...]

Double Your Donation and SPA’s August Pets of the Month

Albahaca

By Lynn Weisberg and Jayn Corral Through July 31, all donations up to US$2,000 to the SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank will be matched! All funds raised will apply to the annual cost of feeding our 100 resident animals, including those in foster care. We have a ways to go to meet our goal of [...]

The Computer Corner

COMPUETRS

By Charles Miller   “Sell It and Forget It” Policies Leave Tech Customers Vulnerable   A client of mine recently had a bad experience with Hewlett-Packard. She had a very expensive and relatively new color laser printer with a minor problem that should have been easily repairable, but HP told her that parts were unavailable [...]

Summer Tax Blues

ORKLANDO

By Orlando Gotay As I write this, I am hearing of a possible second round of tax cuts being prepared for consideration by Congress next September. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the elections a tad further down the road. What are the likely items in the bill? Perhaps making many of the [...]

Vistas de San Miguel

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“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 [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell México Travel News México to Begin Bullet Train Construction Next Year A new rail line connecting some of the most popular tourist destinations in México’s Yucatan Peninsula could begin construction as early as next year. According to a senator-elect from Quintana Roo, the new line, which is expected to cost 100 billion [...]

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