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The SPA’s Pet Food Money Bank—Please Deposit Pesos and Dollars Today!

Hungry Dogs

By Megan Gabel The Sociedad Protectora de Animales, known as the SPA, is San Miguel de Allende’s only no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, housing a combined average of 100 animals, often with even more in foster homes. We provide shelter, care (vaccinations, sterilization, medical treatment), and food for all of them until they become [...]

Kerala-Style Coconut Fish Curry

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By Tim Hazell Goods from the Far East, status symbols for wealthy Europeans, reached northern shores by the cargo load during the Renaissance expansion of transoceanic trade. Rare botanicals such as the coconut had appeared as illustrations in print by the sixteenth century. The coconut is an enigma among exotics. Its origins are not clearly [...]

The Computer Corner

COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller   A Guide to Understanding the Multitude of Networks Around Us   When it comes to trying to understand computer networks, it is easy to be confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms. WAN, LAN, WLAN, WWAN, PAN, CAN, MAN, CDN, VPN, and others all end with “N” and all are networks. [...]

Vistas de San Miguel

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“ ” 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 find information [...]

Travel News

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By Judy Newell México News New Planet Hollywood Resort Coming to Cancún Planet Hollywood is bringing its all-inclusive, high-wattage glam to Cancún in late 2019. Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancún will debut on the beaches of Costa Mujeres, located just north of Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Guests can get close to Hollywood memorabilia in a beachfront setting [...]

May 2019 SPA Pets of the Month

Apollo

By Jayn Corral and Megan Gabel After taking a ride inside a truck engine from Centro to the campo, a kind soul rescued Tina in August 2016 at four months old. An affectionate tabby sweetheart, she enjoys lounging in the sun and having her fur brushed. She is independent and would prefer to have her [...]

Trees Permeate Our Daily Lives

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By Tim Hazell Studies show that responses to trees are innate. We react to their presence with subliminal emotions and physiological acceptance. Visual contact with trees in urban settings has been shown to relieve daily stress and improve our mental health. Trees provide nature’s equivalent of cathedral vaults, under which we seek the opportunity to [...]

The Computer Corner

COMPUTERS

By Charles Miller   A Message Demon   “Why didn’t my email go through?” This is a question that many people wonder about often when they get that disappointing error message telling them that their email wasn’t delivered, along with a code involving a set of mysterious-looking numbers punctuated by dashes and dots. The protocol [...]

Corn Central to Ancient Mesoamerica’s Divination, Spells, and Chanters

By Tim Hazell   “Ya que seamos hispanos, mexicanos; semos mas indios (more than Hispanics or Mexicans, we are Indians).” —Agueda Martinez   The practices of ancient México survive today in the oral traditions and homeopathic remedies still around today. Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon’s sixteenth-century book on the customs of the native peoples in New [...]

Oracle Makes It Easier Than Ever to Purge Unneeded Java Program from Your Computer

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By Charles Miller Regular readers of this column will already be aware of how often I excoriate computer software makers, hardware manufacturers, and service providers for bad products and practices not in the best interest of us, the consumers. And, oh boy, there is never a shortage of opportunities! So it is only fair then [...]

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