Lokkal- todo SMA
San Miguel de Allende Sunday Magazine
October / Octubre 2023
October 1
· The Next Big Thing
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The world did not evolve from nothing as a random, chaotic power-grab.
· "Something a little more accurate than fiction": The Mexico of John Dos Passos
        by Philip Gambone
"Every poor man socialista. But when you get rich, quick you all very much capitalista."
· Art Flourishes in SMA, Instituto Allende 1955-1968
Peter Olwyler, photo opening - Wed. Oct. 4, 6pm

Images of the Mexican culture of the land of the Feathered Serpent, the Bajio of Mexico.
· Carvers of Apaseo el Alto, Javier Ulloa
opening - Sat. Sun. Oct. 14, 15

        by Walter Hodges
Piece by piece, he built his business out of wood and the force of his will.
· The Dilemma of the Modern Era: AI
        by José Luis Mendoza
This reminds me of Hal 9000 in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
· All Together: Sukkot
Sunday, October 1, 3-6:30pm

        by Rabbi Daniel Huebner
The message of dwelling in the sukkah is also one of unity
· What's the Charge? - The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
Never drain or over-charge them!
· El Dilema de la Era Modern: IA
        por José Luis Mendoza
Esto me recuerda a Hal 9000 en la película 2001, Odisea del Espacio.
· Crossword Puzzle - 12
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
· Lokkal, SMA's Community Network
        San Miguel online
Our Digital Town Square... Browse SMA's community Wall.
September / Septiembre 2023
September 24
· On One Foot
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
People who believe in purpose and meaning live healthier, longer lives.
· "Pretty darn swell" - John Dos Passos in Mexico
        by Philip Gambone
"The great hopes of Zapata and his men still stalk the land unappeased."
· Accessibility in Baja California, Casa Cabo Pulmo, House + House Architects
        by Cathi and Steven House
...a tropical desert between the rugged Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and the luminous Sea of Cortes.
· Kings of the Campo, 3 Kings' Day Toy Drive
        by Les Pearson
The reward for me is knowing that the children feel loved and special.
· Entrance of Xúchiles, pictorial, Saturday, September 30
        by Thomas Humphrey, photos and text
This ceremony of indigenous origin dates from 1531.
· Empowering Women, The Rug Hooking Project, Tours Every Thursday
        by Charlotte Bell
We began bringing these rugs to the United States to sell at shows and stores.
· Recovering My $1000, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
What I did not know was that my bank was going to try to get away with ignoring that law.
· A Light of San Miguel / Una Luz de SMA
        by / por Jack Paulus
Pictorial / Pictórico
· Entrada de los Xúchiles, Sábado, 30 de Septiembre
        por Thomas Humphrey, fotos y texto
Esta ceremonia de origen indígena data de 1531.
· Crossword Puzzle - 11
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
September 17
· Old Friends and New
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Rolling my eyes while my old laptop dawdles is good for them.
· A Traveler, not a Tourist: Sybille Bedford's Mexican Sojourn
        by Philip Gambone
"Her writing is like the conversation of a clever, worldly friend who we wish would come by more often."
· Leaving LA
        by Cyn Posner
Most of my life I've tried to be invisible, hiding under rugs, to not be eaten alive by sharks.
· Mexico Historical Portraits - pictorial / pictórico
Saturdays, Sept. 23 and 30

        by Virginia Harford
Photos in this exhibition, Mexico Historical Portrait, were taken 56 years ago in 1967.
· Irene Dubrovsky, Galería Intersección
pictorial / pictórico
· A Heartbreaking Song on a Permanent Loop
        by Robert J Hawkins
I was ready to let the song haunt me all night.
· Artistic Treasures of the Parroquia, Part II
        by Natalie Taylor
It was the font in which Ignacio Allende was baptized in 1769
· To Search or Not to Search -The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
"Stay away from the internet! It’s nothing but a cesspool of scams and viruses."
· Crossword Puzzle - 10
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
September 10
· Helping Ourselves
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If you take money out of the equation, it doesn't add up.
· ¡Hola Papi!
Life as an Authentic Latino

        by Philip Gambone
"We can't live without stories."
· Botanical Garden Wins 100 Women Grant
        by Laurel Delp
El Charco opened to the public in July, 1991 with a ceremony that took place during a total eclipse of the sun
· Heaven and Earth, Iconography - video
        by Mary Jane Miller
I didn't know that you could paint them. I thought that they were all relics.
· A New Russell Monk Exhibition: IMPÁVIDO
His work, depicting the plight of the homeless in Tennessee is housed in the Museum of Civil Rights in Memphis.
· An Inconvenient Guest
        by José Luis Mendoza
Sir Alcohol, doesn't treat everyone the same... grabbing many by the neck and showing them the abyss of hell
· Bursting into Flames -The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
Sleeping with her phone under her pillow might not be the smartest thing to do.
· Fusión Colonche 432 - A Musical Experience
An emotional journey through the sounds and traditions of Latin America.
· Un Invitado Incómodo
        por José Luis Mendoza
Don Alcohol, no trata a todos por igual. Siempre se encarga de tomar a muchos por el cuello y mostrarles los abismos del infierno.
· Fusión Colonche 432 - Una Experiencia Musical
Un viaje emocional a través de los sonidos y las tradiciones de América Latina.
· Crossword Puzzle - 9
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
September 3
· Game Theory
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The solution is not going to come from the top down. What we need is localism, not globalism.
· "Soar, Crimson Banner!"
Mayakovsky in Mexico

        by Philip Gambone
Russia’s culture minister recently called Mayakovsky "the first rapper."
· Market Performance - video
Opera, Sat, Sept. 2, 6pm

A happening in Mercado Ignacio Ramírez
· Galería Intersección
Fabrica de Aurora Art Walk
Sat. Sept. 2, 5-7pm

pictorial / pictórico
· Maye Mora Salas
Fabrica de Aurora Art Walk
Sat. Sept. 2, 5-7pm

pictorial / pictórico
· The World in the Vein of a Leaf, Botanicals of Jan Hendrix, Museo Casa de la Canal, Citibanamex
        by Natalie Taylor
"The artist is the most useless factor creating the most useful stuff."
· Beware the Internet of Things, part 2: The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
Do you really need to be able to use your smart phone to control the thermostat?
· Vicente Hernández en San Miguel - exhibición
        por José Camilo López
"Cada obra suya, cual puesta en escena, encierra su propia dramaturgia."
· El Mundi en la Veta de una Hoja, los botánicos de Jan Hendrix, Museo Casa de la Canal, Citibanamex
        por Natalie Taylor
"El artista es el factor más inútil que crea las cosas más útiles".
· Crossword Puzzle - 8
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
August / Agosto 2023
August 27
· Learning to Move
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
With apologies to those who believe that the sexes are equal, studies have shown that men recognize fewer colors.
· "Arrested for the size of my heart" - Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues
        by Philip Gambone
In pain from phlebitis and "very high," he wrote the first 150 choruses during one feverish week.
· Simpler Times
        by José Luis Mendoza
The excessive accumulation of data can make it difficult to identify what is truly relevant and valuable.
· The Adventures of Martín Buen Viaje - video
        by Martín Buen Viaje
A conversation on a lost ranch in Oaxaca with an old mezcal master transformed me.
· Witness to an Historical Event
        by Natalie Taylor
The huge building is architecturally stark, with hardly any decorative elements in the exterior; it covers a full block square.
· Falling Off the Grid: NOT the Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
It seems that my other friend sort of panicked when I did not show up for our breakfast date that morning.
· El Vértigo de la Sobreabundancia
        por José Luis Mendoza
La acumulación desmedida de datos puede dificultar la identificación de lo realmente relevante y valioso.
· Las aventuras de Martín Buen Viaje - video
        por Martín Buen Viaje
Una plática en un rancho perdido en Oaxaca con un viejo maestro mezcalero me transformó.
· Crossword Puzzle - 7
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
August 20
· Too Rich, Too Smart
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
His brilliancy keeps jumping the tracks, but I keep buying tickets to get back on the ride.
· The Sad, Dignified Gaze of Rigoberto González
        by Philip Gambone
...the fascination, and shock, of rummaging around in a cubby full of his grandmother's intimate things.
· Mentoring Soul, The Center for Architecture Sustainability + Art, CASA
        by Cathi and Steven House
We make them into better architects, more aware, better able to use their mind, heart and soul...
· Winning Mexico's First Prize for Watercolor
        by Robert Charles Murray II
...the twisting agony of time mixed with the beautiful abundance of the prickly pear just at its ripest point.
· Getting Off the Train
        by Martín Buen Viaje
Today, seeing reality through new lenses, I notice that slavery has taken on a modern version.
· A Lucky Penny
        by Noren Cáceres, owner La Frontera
...to look beyond the hand to mouth reality that I have lived by.
· Bajarse del tren
        por Martín Buen Viaje
Hoy en día, al ver la realidad con nuevos lentes, noto que la esclavitud ha adquirido una versión moderna.
· Beware the Internet of Things, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
Nothing could be further from the truth... in fact many thousands of miles further.
· Crossword Puzzle - 6
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
August 13
· At Least I Know I'm Crazy
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The world can be divided into two types of people, those who know that they are crazy and those who don't.
· A "small, quiet pleasure": San Miguel 75 Years Ago
        by Philip Gambone
Beyond the town, he noted "a bleak church with forbidding gray walls." This was the church of San Antonio.
· Horror and Mockery, Open-Pit Mines
        by José Luis Mendoza
Let's promote alternatives that prioritize the conservation of our natural heritage and the dignity of our communities.
· Four Openings, Lavinia's Art Space Anniversary
Thursday, August 31, 4-7pm

        by Lokkal
pictorial preview
· Healers Beyond Boundaries Return to San Miguel
Wed, Aug 16 - Sat, Aug 26

"We can witness miracle healings happen and people's lives change in amazing ways."
· The Queen of the Night, Surprise Encore
        by Robert J. Hawkins
As we stayed up the other night and watched our epiphyllum oxypetalum burst forth like hot white fireworks.
· It Hasn't Rained Much, But When It Has - video
        by Unkown
· Horror y burla, las minas a cielo abierto
        por José Luis Mendoza
Es hora de proteger lo que es nuestro, luchar por un futuro sostenible y justo.
· One of the World's Most Notorious Hackers, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
Kevin was in and out of trouble with the law, including three years on the run from the FBI.
· Crossword Puzzle - 5
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
August 6
· Picnicking as Prayer
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The Europeans make fun of Americans for our habit of bathing so frequently.
· Frida Kahlo in America - "Her paintings are her biography."
        by Philip Gambone
"...deep down it's all real shit…. I'm completely disappointed by the famous United States."
· 19th Century Photographs of Mexico, Galería Atotonilco
now open daily without an appointment

        by Susan Page
He put them in a drawer and, for 40 years, did nothing with them.
· Chamber Music Festival, Program Notes
        by Fredric Dannen
August 4-20
· A Visual Adventure, Fen Lasell Paintings
Sat. Aug. 12, Fabrica Art Walk

        by Holly Green
"My aim is to lead the eye on a visual adventure."
· Tibetan Monks in San Miguel
program - August 9-20
· Mary Jane Miller, video
        San Miguel Archive Project
· "Where do You Get Your Ideas for Paintings?"
        by Henry Vermillion
He found a pistol in the jailer's desk and mortally shot one jailer.
· The History of Art in SMA, The church of San Juan de Dios
        by Natalie Taylor
There is a depiction of hell beneath, flames and hands of the damned raised upwards.
· La Historia del Arte en San Miguel: La iglesia de San Juan de Dios
        por Natalie Taylor
Hay una representación del infierno debajo de todo, llamas y manos de los condenados levantadas hacia arriba.
· Inviting Trouble, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
...unlocking the virtual front door and leaving it wide open
· Crossword Puzzle - 4
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
July 30
· Atención Returns
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Whoever steps forward now has to raise something up out of the ashes.
· Kerouac's Mexican Spiritual Odyssey - "Never had my fill of Thee"
        by Philip Gambone
"one horror after another as usual in Doom Mexico."
· Carving a Life, opening - Saturday, Sunday, August 5-6
        by Walter Hodges
...it allows her to disappear into her work.
· The Forest Dreams of Carbon Sequestration
        by Martín Buen Viaje
I was to be the eye in the air with my drone.
· A Skeptic Discovers Energy Healing
        by Richard Gordon
The evolution of our consciousness and human possibilities are nearly limitless.
· My Neighbor, Her Broom and Love
        by José Luis Mendoza
She was sweeping a piece of the street and sidewalk that wasn't hers; it was mine.
· La Parroquia - Like You've Never Seen It / Como nunca has visto
        by / por Jack Paulus
Watch the video / Ver el video
· Looking for Míster San Miguel
        by Alfredo Lanier, El Rancho Santa Clara Blog
...figures of fearsome Aztec warriors ready to slay some mythical enemy.
· El Bosque soñó y los bonos de carbono atrapó
        por Martín Buen Viaje
Ya es un logro que podamos conservar los pocos pulmones que nos quedan.
· La vecina, la escoba y el amor.
        por José Luis Mendoza
¿Estaba barriendo la calle y banqueta de otras personas y que no le correspondían?
· Battery Power
        by Charles Miller
Batteries do not necessarily have to be made using toxic materials.
· Crossword Puzzle - 3
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
July / Julio 2023
July 23
· I Loved Atención, Too
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You can't please all of the people all of the time.
· "A Kind of Shangri-la" - Jack Kerouac's Mexico (Part 1)
        by Philip Gambone
Mexico gave Kerouac the freedom to revolutionize American literature.
· Another Amazonian Journey
        by Martín Buen Viaje
Thank you Spirit Jungle of my heart.
· Art for the Children, Rodarte Artisan Fair, Saturday, Sunday, Aug. 5, 6
        Instituto Allende
...children's art classes are conducted in collaboration with renowned artists and established galleries.
· Barbara Dobarganes - video
        San Miguel Archive Project
"After the Second World War, with the GI Bill of Rights, this was a crazy town."
· 16 nights. 16 Spanish wines.
        by Don Day
Join me as I recall the journey, tell you a little about each stop, and how I rated them.
· The Music in Our Lives
        by José Luis Mendoza
I have been a teacher for over 30 years, with countless experiences of all kinds.
· Otro Viaje Amazónico - pictórico
        by Martín Buen Viaje
Gracias Pacha selva de mi corazón
· Como nos afecta la música que escuchamos.
        por José Luis Mendoza
He sido maestro por más de 30 años, con un sinnúmero de experiencias de todo tipo.
· There's No Charge, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
It may come as a surprise to you, as it did to me...
· Crossword Puzzle - 2
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
July 16
· Who's Happy Now? - Atención
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The Mexicans say, "Pueblo chico; inferno grande," Little town, big hell.
· DH Lawrence in Mexico; the Mystery of the Primeval World
        by Philip Gambone
When Lawrence is good, he's very, very good; but when he's bad, he's horrid.
· The Parroquia, part I, History of Art in San Miguel
        by Natalie Taylor with photos by Jack Paulus
The crypt beneath the floor in front of the altar is open during Day of the Dead celebrations.
· Notes of a Lifetime, Jazz in Mexico; Documentary / Q&A with Director/ Cocktail Reception, Tuesday, July 18
        by Soco Aguilar
It took you 18 years from story idea to premiere to produce Notas de una Vida, the history of Mexican jazz.
· A Celtic Forge in the 21st Century
        by Martín Buen Viaje
With a hammer fit for Thor, he began to forge a sword, blow after blow.
· Trials and Transformation, Poetry & Prose Café Summer Pop-Up, Thursday, July 20
        by Maia Williams
The case is sabotaged by a CIA interrogator...
· Hollywood to SMA, Acclaimed Cinematographer Exhibits, MyStudio Art Walk, Sat. Sun, July 15, 16
        by Henrietta Weekes
"Working on the set of Coppola's The Cotton Club was like a mafia scene."
· Luna de Queso, A New Chapter Begins, Storewide Sale Now
        by Mariana Peraza
Maintaining such an exclusive inventory has become increasingly challenging.
· La Parroquia, parte I, La Historia del Arte en SMA
        por Natalie Taylor con fotos por Jack Paulus
La cripta debajo del piso frente al altar se abre y se puede visitar durante las celebraciones del Día de los Muertos.
· Jazz en México, Documental / Una sesión de preguntas con el director / Cóctel, Martes, 18 de Julio
        por Soco Aguilar
Pasaron 18 años, desde el concepto inicial hasta el estreno de "Notas de una vida", una cautivadora exploración de la historia del jazz mexicano.
· Un Celta Forjador en Pleno Siglo XXI
        por Martín Buen Viaje
Con un martillo digno de Thor, comenzó a forjar una espada, golpe tras golpe.
· There's No Place Like Home, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
At the time, the internet was so small that almost everyone connected to the network personally knew almost everyone else.
July 9
· Our Hometown Newspaper
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The Atención that we knew and loved left the building a long time ago
· Here Life is Fiesta, Marina Wister in Mexico
        by Philip Gambone
She loved the "antique dignity" of the people she encountered: women squatting by little stoves...
· Our Town Clock
        by Martín Buen Viaje
When necessary he would fight like a wild dog.
· Woodcarvers Of Apaseo el Alto
        by Walter Hodges
You can count on the fingers of no hands the number of white folks walking the streets in Aapaseo.
· Isis Rodriguez Challenges the Quinceañera, opening - Saturday July 15
        by Zyanya Gallegos
...a cross cultural experience bridging the gap between ancient and modern Mexico.
· New, Bestselling, English-Language
Aurora Bookstore Opens

        by Catherine Marenghi
As a loving gift the community, she has given birth to beautiful Aurora Books
· Church of San Rafael, Part II, History of SMA Art
        by Natalie Taylor with photos by Jack Paulus
The painting shows great antiquity in technique and evidence of aging of the canvas.
· MyStudio San Antonio Art Walk, Sat. Sun, July 15, 16, 11am-5pm
See the 43 Artists here
· Mother Water
        by José Luis Mendoza
Water, blood of my land, liquid and pristine love...
· ¿Por qué medir el tiempo?
        por Martín Buen Viaje
Peleaba como perro salvaje cuando era necesario.
· Templo de San Rafael, Parte II, La Historia del Arte en SMA
        por Natalie Taylor con fotos por Jack Paulus
La pintura muestra una gran antigüedad en la técnica y evidencias del envejecimiento del lienzo.
· Madre Agua
        por José Luis Mendoza
Agua, sangre de mi tierra, amor líquido y prístino...
· Thank You for That Question, The Computer Corner
        by Charles Miller
The most astounding thing about ChatGPT it its adoption rate; in only two months it has accrued 100 million users.
· Crossword
        by Sheridan Sansegundo
July 2
· My Publishing Career
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The publisher spent a lot of money trying to revive her, but the old lady wouldn't come back.
· Artistic Treasures of San Rafael Church: History of Art in SMA
        by Natalie Taylor with photos by Jack Paulus
At least now they will remain forever in the photos taken that day.
· Trashing the Charco: Environmental Vandalism
        by Marni Hills
Dumping trash in an open field should be illegal, but is it?
· Farewell to our beloved Atención
        by José Luis Mendoza
...the digital heartbeat that will keep the spirit of San Miguel alive.
· Who Is In Charge?
        by Béa Aaronson
For our children, the trees of the world.
· Los Tesoros Artísticos del Templo de San Rafael: La Historia del Arte en SMA
        por Natalie Taylor con fotos por Jack Paulus
Al menos ahora quedarán para siempre en las fotos que se sacaron ese día.
· Adiós a nuestro querido Atención
        por José Luis Mendoza
...el latido digital que mantendrá vivo el espíritu de San Miguel.
· ¿Quien Esta a Cargo?
        por Béa Aaronson
Para nuestros niños, los arboles del mundo.
· This Week's News
June / Junio 2023
June 25
· A Happy Father's Day
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
How can the child conceptualize the ancestral traumas that give rise to his personal suffering?
· Flights of Imagination In Paper: Today's Artists of San Miguel
        by Natalie Taylor
"It seems the flag has been sullied of late."
· Ancient Chapel Jewels
        by Joseph Toone
Seraphim are angels that do nothing but sing. Hence, in art, they are just heads.
· Flamenco Taurino, Some Stories and Drawings
Fridays and Saturdays

        by Britt Zaist
I stayed up way too late last night putting together this post.
· UFOs in SMA
        by Lokkal
A webcam shows strange happenings in the sky behind our beloved Parroquia.
June 18
· A Second Chance
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Our genes turn on and off in relation to our surrounding environment.
· Artist to Artist: Victoria and Juan
        by Bonnie Lee Black
He sometimes didn't have enough to eat and wore shoes from the dump.
· Art Sleuthing in San Miguel
        by Natalie Taylor
I was left with some tales told by some of the tour guides.
· Our Valient Volunteer Firefighters
Gala, dinner, art auction, Thursday, June 22

        by José Luis Mendoza
They risk their lives to keep us safe.
· Nuestros Queridos Bomberos
Gala, cena, subasta de arte, Jueves 22 de Junio

        por José Luis Mendoza
Se arriesgan para mantenernos a salvo de incendios y otros desastres.
June 11
· Burn It Down
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"When Mexicans see you getting ahead, they want to pull you back."
· Henry Kissinger: SMA art director confronts the centenarian
        by Jerelle Kraus
I jumped onto the stage and addressed him in German, his native tongue.
· The History of Art in SMA: Casta paintings (Part II)
        by Natalie Taylor
The paintings were commissioned as a type of catalog to identify the racial mixtures in the New World.
· Group Exhibition, Bellas Artes
opening, Wednesday, June 14, 5pm

see the pictorial
· Los Locos Unmasked: Like You've Never Seen It
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Each truck contains enough speakers to amplify a concert at a mid-sized arena.
June 4
· Sweet Madness
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
We humans survived, not because we are fast or strong, but because we cooperate.
· Mother Nature's Magical Metamorphosis
        by Natalie Taylor
Once submerged they die, leaving seeds behind that sprout when the waters recede.
· Law and Order in SMA
        by Alfredo Lanier
Maybe officers fear retaliation if they pursue criminals too zealously.
· Learning to Draw
        by Noren Cáceres, owner La Frontera
"Back off, you're stepping on my dog."
May / Mayo 2023
May 28
· Siren
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Think of it as mental tasing.
· Art History SMA: The Chapel of the Virgin of Loreto (Part II)
        by Natalie Taylor with photos by Jack Paulus
...a reminder of SMA's wealth during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
· Dancing With Life, Debra Deutsch Oliver, opening - Friday, June 2
My hope is that my art can touch the part of the human spirit that ignites joy.
· What I've Been Messing Around With
        by Stephen Goodfellow
...the gauntlet of ruthless mental pruning, so necessary considering my unwinding life-clock.
May 21
· Take Me Out
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Civilization is carried forth to deny the horror of existence.
· Jaguar: Voice of a Territory, Documentary, Concert, Saturday, May 27
"To be able to understand the importance of keeping ancestral traditions alive."
· MyStudio Art Walk Rides Again
        by by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Organizing artists is like herding cats.
· Normalizing Violence?
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
How can we allow our mothers, sisters and daughters to be murdered?
· Normalizando la Violencia?
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Normalizar la violencia puede tener graves consecuencias.
May 14
· A Boy On a Beach
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Below the border, the simple things of living take on mysterious significance.
· Art History SMA: The Chapel of the Virgin of Loreto (Part I)
        by Natalie Taylor with photos by Jack Paulus
Father Juan Francisco was pleased to view it through the zoom lens, since he himself had never seen it up close.
· Metamorphosis Series, art
        by Elvia Samaniego
I experiment with different techniques and framing, exploring the answers to disturbing themes.
· The search for SMA's best burger continues
        by Don Day
Don Day must be one helluva romantic guy to remember all of those nitty gritty details.
May 7
· Self-Hating Jews
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Q is very Jewish and a bit shy and guilty about it, which is also very Jewish.
· Ronnie Cummins, Vía Orgánica Cofounder

We will continue this fight in his honor.
· Subdued
        by Bonnie Lee Black
Why are older women the largest users of antidepressants in the US?
· The Avalanche of Images
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
It was a delight to imagine without being run over by an avalanche of pre-digested images.
· Atropellados por una avalancha de imágen
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Era una delicia imaginar lugares, situaciones, personas, sin tener una avalancha de imágenes pre digeridas.
April 30
· Bump, Bump, Bump
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
America has turned into a theme-park, polished, but inauthentic.
· Exuberant Mexico, Polly Stark Ortega:
Recent Works - Monday, May 8

The work plunges into memories of childhood as an expat kid in a 70s SMA.
· Art History SMA: The image chronicler
        by Natalie Taylor
It is a mix of surprise and horror...
· Selling Miracles
        by Noren Cáceres, owner La Frontera
I have made it difficult for myself, fought growing up every step of the way.
April / Abril 2023
April 23
· Where's Home?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Home is where people understand, and care to understand.
· A Home for Horchata; benefit party, Sun. Apr. 23
        by Marni Hills
She enjoys the good life all dogs deserve.
· "Deserve What You Dream": Remembering Octavio Paz
        by Natalie Taylor
Man is nostalgia and a search for communion.
· Tools Not Rules, Drawing with Master Glenn Vilppu workshops, Apr. 24-28, Apr. 29-30
"There are no rules, just tools."
· Reconnecting with Our Clan: My Little Inner Voice
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Happiness and well-being do not depend on individual success.
· The Two Best Wine Bargains in Mexico
        by Don Day
There's a grassiness and a hint of apple that makes the flavor much more complex.
· La Importancia de reconectarse con nuestro sentido de Clan: mi vocecita interior
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Felicidad y el bienestar no dependen del éxito individual.
April 16
· Fear of Floating
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
People like a winner.
· Kuna Indians, Illustrated Series
        by Sofie Engström von Alten, text and art
I drew them in a playful style reminiscent of trading cards or superheroes.
· Art History SMA: a small, bright lamp
        by Natalie Taylor
"The biography of an artist is in his works."
· Faces of the Oratorio Procession
        by Jack Paulus
· Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
It helped spread the presence of Spanish conquistadors.
· One Mystery, One Hundred Miracles - Walk for Autism, Sat. Apr. 22
        by Joyce Grenis
His parents knew they needed help, but didn't know where to look.
· Diving into an ocean of delights
        by Don Day
A feast for the eye, the tongue, the body and the soul. At Marios.
· Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Se consolidó la presencia de los conquistadores españoles en la región.
April 9
· Fallen Beauty
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
There is a metaphor in all this, probably several, especially for someone as old as me.
· The Secret Tunnels of San Miguel
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
These corridors moved goods and people safely, serving as escape routes and as hiding places.
· The Holy Burial Procession, Semana Santa
        by Marni Hills
It is a great honor to participate in the procession. Many older families have been part of it for generations.
· Blowing Up the Judases
        by Marni Hills
To the crowd's delight, the explosion is impressive.
· Four things I want from a restaurant. And one restaurant that gives me all four.
        by Don Day
I asked if we could have the best table, the one beside the "babbling brook".
· Los túneles secretos de San Miguel
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Una vía segura para mover bienes y personas, como escondites o vías de escape.
· Otra Incubación
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto, arte
Su segunda salida de la incubadora, el renacimiento del artista que fue de niño.
April 2
· The Devil's Due
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
It never occurs to me that I might just be a lonely old man.
· Revolutionary Art or Artistic Revolution?
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
"We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution." - Subcomandante Marcos, Zapatista National Liberation Movement
· Art History SMA: Morlete, the 18th Century
        by Natalie Taylor
Morlete's paintings show family groups, with parents of different races, and their children.
· Another Incubation
        by Alejandro Anaya, text, art, photos
The rebirth of the artist that he was as a child.
· Spirit and Food: Luna de Queso
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Perhaps the main hallmark of exuberant Mexico is that the social is not an interruption.
· Pilgrimage of the Lord of the Column
· ¿Arte Revolucionario o Revolución Artística?
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
"Lo sentimos por las molestias, pero esta es una revolución." - Subcomandante Marcos, Movimiento Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
March / Marzo 2023
March 26
· A Better Music Box
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Much effort is going into trying to teach machines to do what we humans will always do better.
· The Tianguis is not a Flea Market
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Motecuhzoma had a retinue of porters that ran in stages, like the Pony Express but without the horses.
· Women of San Miguel Who did it Their Way
        by Natalie Taylor
Josefa became involved with the revolutionary movement led by Ignacio Allende and Miguel Hidalgo.
· Truth, Justice, Passion, Luis Filcer - auction: Wednesday, March 29
There are over 60 museums around the world where Filcer's work can be seen.
· Romancing the Orchestra, Pro Musica Youth Orchestra - Thur. March 30
        by Maestro Robert Mari
Our next concert promises to be especially moving for me.
· Recent Acquisitions, Galería Atotonilco
open house - Sat. Sun. March 25, 26

        by Susan Page
On this buying trip, we have returned with some stunning pieces.
· Chile peppers. The guide to the dried.
        by Don Day
If they easily snap in half, they're probably old and will have lost some of their taste.
· El Tianguis no es un Mercado de Pulgas
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Motecuhzoma tenía un séquito de porteadores que corriendo y en relevos le traían pescado fresco desde el Golfo de México
March 19
· Not My Forte
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I didn't buy my first cellphone until two years ago.
· A Thread to Old San Miguel
        by Marni Hills, text and photos
The ups and downs of daily life that this hard-working man was describing to us were fascinating.
· Afternoon of Feminist Resistance
        by Irene Fuentes
Sir, ma'am, don't be indifferent, women are being killed in plain sight.
· Afghan Voices - Mon. March 20
        by Lia Gladstone, text and photos
"All Afghan girls want to be boys."
· Visionary Women, Art Talk - Saturdays
        Ana Thiel, Wendy Moyer, Debra Thompson
· The Décima: Poetry in Popular Song
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
At parties it is sometimes used in improvised challenges.
· "These tapas are better than any I've ever had in Spain."
        by Don Day
"I started from almost nothing and finished with a restaurant that was making more than a million Euros a year."
· La Poesía en la canción popular latinoamericana
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
En las fiestas es utilizada e veces en retas improvisadas.
March 12
· First We Take San Miguel
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
How many offers to participate in a project that might save the planet are they getting?
· Sketching: Capture and Creation
        by Alejandro Anaya, text, art, photos
Each piece begged me to interpret it with pen and paper in drawings.
· The Milpa, Wise Indigenous Agriculture
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Not all modern technology is better.
· Visions of the Sacred Feminine, Glen Rogers, Artist Talk - Tues. March 14 Glen weaves ancient mythologies with archetypal symbols from her travels to sacred sites around the world.
· Feminist Spiritual Art, Isis Rodriguez, opening, Saturday, March 18
        by Zyanya Gallegos
These paintings are showing the injustice and pain that women suffer.
· A very attractive woman. And very attractive fries. At Don Valente.
        by Don Day
The next day I was off to see Mariana. And those fries.
· Boceto: captura y creación
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto, arte
Cada pieza me pedía a gritos que lo interpretara con pluma y papel en un dibujo.
· La milpa, alta tecnología agrícola indígena.
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
No toda la tecnología moderna es mejor.
March 5
· The Last Goodbye
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
My guess is that Jake wasn't ready for the giggles.
· Windows of San Miguel
        by Alejandro Anaya, text, art, photos
Windows represent the thresholds that we cross from the known to the unknown.
· "Floating" Gardens, the Chinampa
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Mexico City is sinking, at a rate of about 50 centimeters per year.
· Cosmic Coincidence
        by Carmi Simon
I was penniless, living in a flophouse motel.
· Too Honest
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"The expression on my face gives away how I feel about it."
· Climbing up the food ladder. At Hacmans.
        by Don Day
...the dining area, nicely positioned in the northwest corner with one of the best sunset views in town.
· Las ventanas de San Miguel
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto, arte, fotos
Las ventanas representaban los umbrales que cruzamos de lo conocido a lo desconocido.
· Jardines 'Flotantes', Las Chinampas
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
La Ciudad de México se esté hundiendo a unos 50 centímetros por año.
February / Febrero 2023
February 26
· Art Walking San Antonio
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
In her perfect, but accented, English, Sara asked me, "Do you know everyone?"
· ¡Viva México!, Surreal and Resilient
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Mexico has snuck ingeniously between cataclysms and catastrophes.
· Other People's Dreams
        by Alejandro Anaya
For many of us San Miguel is the promised land, the place where dreams come true.
· Copper Vessels of Santa Clara
Gallery Atotonilco Open House, Sat, Sun, Feb. 25, 26

        by Susan Page
The town received the commission for the 1968 Olympic torch.
· Writers' Conference Adventures
        by Luba Nikolayev, text and photos
If it isn't a little scary, then it's probably not worthwhile.
· Visionaries, Six Women Artists: Ana Thiel, Debra Thompson, Glen Rogers, Kate Hunt, Martha E. López, Wendy Moyer
opening, Friday, March 3

        by Tania Noriz
· Oasis-Making, Tikkun
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"The judge gave me a choice: two years in Rikers or getting out of town in 24 hours."
· ¡Viva México!, Surreal y Resiliente
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
México se ha escabullido ingenioso entre cataclismos y catástrofes.
· Otros Sueños
        por Alejandro Anaya
Para muchos de nosotros San Miguel de Allende representa la tierra prometida.
· Visionarias, Seis Mujeres Artistas: Ana Thiel, Debra Thompson, Glen Rogers, Kate Hunt, Martha E. López, Wendy Moyer
inauguración, Viernes, 3 de Marzo

        por Tania Noriz
February 19
· Joining Forces
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Lunch was delicious, the food, of course, but especially my conversation with José Luis.
· Heaven in a Wildflower, Allan Baillie, Botanicals, Photography
opening - Sat, Feb. 18, 5-8pm

        by Phoebe Greyson
"Nature educates us into beauty and inwardness and is a source of the most noble pleasure."
· Veracruz Sketches, Reveries on the Papaloapan
        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
...multicolored houses, which are all dressed up, ready to party.
· Trazos de Veracruz, Ariles del Papaloapan
        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
...las casas multicolores, vestidas de fiesta
· Garbage and the Big Picture
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When they warm up their car in the morning, my house fills with exhaust fumes.
· What Son Jarocho is for Me
Soledad, concert, Tue, Feb. 21

        by José Luis Mendoza Aubert
For me it is the Jazz of Mexico.
· Que es para mí el Son Jarocho
Soledad, concierto, Martes 21 de Feb.

        por José Luis Mendoza Aubert
Es el Jazz mexicano...
· MyStudio Art Walk, 2023, pictorial
        Peter A. Davis, Lindsay Duval, Suzy Taylor
Sat, Sun, Feb 18, 19
· Like walking into a hug. At Casa Nostra.
        by Don Day
It worked as, not unexpectedly, did the crowning glory of black truffles.
February 12
· Too Quiet
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Isolation, if it doesn't make you crazy, makes you sane.
· Two Historical Fiction Writers, a Conversation
        Sher Davidson and Catherine Marenghi
I can't tell you how long I searched for my great aunt's famous potato pie recipe, torta di patate.
· Incense and Herbal Magic
        by Carmi Simon
We were always the only white people in the store.
· Not Smart Enough
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Until very recently, the dominant scientific opinion about consciousness was that it didn't exist.
· Falling Up the Stairs, Janet Sternburg
        Talk - Friday, Monday, Feb. 17, 27
"She is one of those rare individuals... who is equally talented as a photographer and a writer."
· MyStudio Art Walk, 2023, pictorial
        Gaia Schilke, Lino Arteaga, Katrina Noel
Sat, Sun, Feb 18, 19
· SMA's bargain burger. Delivered. From La Frontera.
        by Don Day
Having La Frontera's burgers delivered to our door though was a bit of an accident.
February 5
· The Bells are Ringing
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Listening to White Christmas in a country where snow is unknown is bizarre.
· Happiness is an Inside Job
        by Luba Nikolayev, text and photos
What was the case in our recent move to San Miguel? Did I try to run away from my problems?
· MyStudio Art Walk, 2023, pictorial
        Alifie Rojas, Barry Weiss, Catherine Shea
Sat, Sun, Feb 18, 19
· Spending two hours in France. Without leaving San Miguel.
        by Don Day
"Love is like wine. It needs time. It needs to ferment."
January 29
· Eating and Sleeping
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Abundance is easier to realize, well-rested and with a full stomach.
· Entering an Indian Palace
        by Luba Nikolayev, text and photos
I've never heard this kind of music live before. Everything is new.
· Migrating Textiles, An Unexpected Benefit
        by Lena Bartula
Fri, Sat, Feb 3, 4
· Black Loft, pictorial
        by Valentina Deffís, photos and architectural design
This loft features locally-sourced materials...
· MyStudio Art Walk, 2023, pictorial
Sat, Sun, Feb 18, 19
· Liked it so much, I bought a box. OK, two.
        by Don Day
Had I found the new year's best bargain? Or had I fallen for some prettily packaged plonk?
January / Enero 2023
January 22
· Freedom's Cost
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Free speech is messy, but "the marketplace of ideas" works.
· Art from Upset, Post-Move Creativity
        by Alejandro Anaya, text and art
The trick is to use the upset to our advantage.
· The Art of Looking
        by Susan Fassberg
A stone vessel in an abandoned courtyard feels like a portal to another time and space.
· Searching for Lost Family, More than Cousins
Talk - Thur, Jan 26

        by Bruce Sarbit
"If Bruce Sarbit is still alive, tell him I am Alain Gaubert, the nephew of Charles Goldberg."
· The Nude Model, Figure This...
Opening, Sun, Jan 29

At that time the painters, spectators, and collectors were men.
· What the Hell Does He Know?
        Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Taking photos doesn't make you a photographer. Painting a canvas doesn't make you an artist.
· Creatividad Post Mudanza
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto y arte
Solo tenemos que aprender a usar la disrupción a nuestro favor.
· San Miguel's Forgotten (by me) Asian Restaurant
        by Don Day
It was rather revolutionary in its day. The first chef-driven restaurant ever in SMA.
· Where Can We Live in Peace?, ABBA House
        Documentary, Fri. Jan 27

The new center will be an example to the world of what is possible.
January 15
· Paying Attention
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I bend down and wash the cat's face with my still damp fingers.
· The Art of the Move
        by Alejandro Anaya, text, photos, art
This ordinary upheaval is also part of my artistic process.
· Duped
        by Claudia Peresman
Let's start right now by agreeing to understand the problems.
· El arte de la mudanza
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto, fotos, arte
El arte que hacemos nace justamente de todo ese caos, no solo de los cafecitos.
· A Funny Thing: Bothering Myself
        Dr. David, Chief Cook / Bottle-washer
One doesn't have to be Carl Jung to interpret this one.
· 5 Things You May not Know About SMA, and 5 Places to Lunch After You Do
        by Don Day
I hated history in school. But I love history when I’m knee deep in it.
· Son Jarocho Celebration: Suena el Fandango
        Concert, Tues, Jan 17
The most common instruments in the Son are... and the Donkey Jaw.
· Celebrando El Son Jarocho, Suena el Fandango
        Concierto, Martes, 17 de Ene.
En el son los instrumentos más comunes son... y la quijada de burro.
January 8
· Ring In the New
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I was a clever clown and everyone was gracious enough to allow and enjoy my foolery.
· Design Notes
        by Claudia Peresman
Most of us hesitate to stop the flow of traffic on a narrow sidewalk while we stop to admire a doorway.
· From the Mountain to the Valley
        by Valentina Deffís
...artisan hands of Mexican men and women working with ancestral techniques.
· De la montaña al valle
        Valentina Deffís
...manos artesanas de mexicanas y mexicanos que trabajan técnicas ancestrales.
· A Funny Thing: Yes, But No
        Dr. David, Chief Cook / Bottle-washer
Pushed too far, this man killed his master and escaped, finding refuge beside the spring on that mountainside.
· "The best traditional dish in the world". Right here in SMA.
        by Don Day
"Korean slaves brought to the region created the recipe using local ingredients."
January 1
· A Prayer for the Dead
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Those of us left behind need some sacred theater to come to terms with our loss.
· Halcyon Days: Daffodils
        by Eva Hunter
When they got out of the chairs, I pulled them back to their original positions in the room.
· A Funny Thing: Uncompensated
        by Dr. David, Chief Cook / Bottle-washer
"I've come to understand that there is a reason we are born into the wrong family."
· A Hidden Hometown Treasure
        by Alejandro Anaya, text and photos
It is impossible not to be surprised within that august enclosure.
· Un tesoro escondido en mi tierra
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto y fotos
Es imposible no sorprenderse al entrar a ese recinto.
December / Diciembre 2022
December 25
· Do Cats Go to Hell?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Given someone else's warm lap and a better menu, my cat would leave and never give me another thought.
· Halcyon Days: Falling Down
        by Eva Hunter
It is quiet here in my San Antonio barrio on a rugged rocky street
· A Funny Thing: Painted into a Corner
        by Dr. David, Chief Cook / Bottle-washer
San Miguel is the only place where mothers tell their children to put on a coat before they go inside.
· Shaken not stirred. By Diego.
        by Don Day
Last Thursday evening, I had four cocktails. I wasn't celebrating anything, other than it being five o'clock.
· The Secret of Dr. Grinberg
film review

        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
...answers very few questions, but asks enough to keep viewers thinking long after the closing credits.
· My Queen Died Today
        by Bruce Stuart
To the Buckingham Palace we were called, To see my father receive a MBE
December 18
· Further Down the Road
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I've always made allowance for the egos of artists. They have to believe in themselves.
· On the Wings of a Butterfly
        by Ms. Dale Brous
Occasionally a limb might break from the sheer weight of the butterflies.
· The Stars of San Miguel
        by Alejandro Anaya, text and photos
Our brightest stars are not the metallic ones suspended over our head.
· Las Estrellas de San Miguel
        por Alejandro Anaya, texto y fotos
Nuestras estrellas más brillantes no son las metálicas que están suspendidas sobre las calles.
· Cha Cha Cha. The sequel's as good as the original.
        by Don Day
It isn't fancy food. It's fill your belly and make you feel good food.
· The Kings of the World, film review
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
"The other day I dreamed all men fell asleep... And the fences of the earth burned."
December 11
· On the Road Again
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Religion, like sex, is a deep-seated urge.
· Preserving Sea Turtles, La Sirena Gordita
        by Joseph Sorrentino
It's estimated that one in a thousand will survive.
· Advancing the Folk Art Tradition, Guadalupe Trejo
Workshops, Mon-Fri, Dec. 12-16 & 19-23

        by Alejandro Anaya
That ceremony changed me forever.
· Avanzando la tradición del arte popular, Guadalupe Trejo
Talleres, Lun-Vier 12-16 y 19-23 de Dic

        por Alejandro Anaya
Esa ceremonia me cambió para siempre
· The Beginnings of a New Museum, La Casa Hogar Mexiquito
        by Alejandro Anaya
Edgardo's artistic expertise evoking on its walls that noble spirit.
· El rostro de un nuevo museo, la Casa Hogar Mexiquito
        por Alejandro Anaya
Los murales son un importante acento en el magno proyecto que representa este museo.
· Bacalao is back. From Chef Maria.
        by Don Day
She served a buffet with a staggering 32 different dishes
· A 37-Minute Miracle, Le Pupille, film review
        by Nina Rodríguez
...a unique voice and an eye that captures humanity at its most complex.
December 4
· On the Road in SMA
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"You were sure that you were going to die."
· Zeferino's Dream
        by Alejandro Anaya
There is a lot of history behind the façade, and in it.
· El sueño de Zeferino
        por Alejandro Anaya
Inicialmente mucha gente criticó su diseño gótico.
· Scorpions, Coming to Terms: Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak
        by Mark Saunders
A little knowledge is dangerous, but a lot makes for a long string of sleepless nights.
· Liminal Dream: Ri Anderson's Mexico City Opening
I find this fantasy both seductive and terrifying, magical and threatening.
· Sueño Liminal: Ri Anderson Inauguración CDMX
Encuentro esta fantasía a la vez seductora y aterradora, mágica y amenazante.
· Hoppin' On Down to Venencia for Chapulines
        by Don Day
"I think the place to sit is at the bar. Let's saddle up".
· The Other Tom, film review
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
It is very much like real life wrapped up in a piece of fiction.
November / Noviembre 2022
November 27
· A Star is Born
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
First, we take San Miguel and then we take the world.
· Lacquer Gourds from Guerrero
Open House - Sat, Sun, Nov. 26, 27

        by Susan Page
...persuading the artists to return to using traditional ingredients.
· SMA: One Door at a Time
        by Alejandro Anaya
There are many ways to experience this city.
· Descubriendo San Miguel una puerta a la vez
        por Alejandro Anaya
Hay muchas formas de vivir esta ciudad.
· The Toledo of México?
        by Alejandro Anaya
We all need our "Toledo," to get lost in the streets of another time.
· ¿El Toledo de México?
        por Alejandro Anaya
Necesitamos nuestro "Toledo" para... perdernos en callecitas de otro tiempo...
· Peter Leventhal - The Last of the Collection
Opening - Friday, Nov. 25

Death in its completeness does not happen until we are forgotten.
· Maru Vázquez - Visual Codes
Opening - Saturday, Dec. 3

These codes are the maps of the Universe as gifted through me to my hands.
· Maru Vázquez - Códigos Visuales
Inauguración - Sábado, 3 de Dic.

Estos códigos son los mapas del Universo que me regalaron a través de mis manos.
November 20
· Quixote in San Miguel
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She was, and still is, shoveling against the tide.
· Sisterhood and Rebels: Femicide and Violence
        by Irene Fuentes
For girls and women to live free of violence, in full enjoyment of their human rights.
· La Cocina de SMA at Tyto's
        by Don Day
The next day I sent him on what must have been one of the wildest goose chases ever.
November 13
· Life's a Stage
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Be careful what you pretend to be, because that is what you are."
· Black is Beautiful, Opening - Sunday, November 20
        Kathleen Cammarata and Joe Molinaro
Black is an ancient color, the first color, the first charcoal drawing dated 35,000 BCE
· Archaeologists Forced to Rebury Unusual Discovery
        by Peter Dockrill
Archaeologists have to "undiscover" the cultural treasures.
November 6
· Sugary Skulls
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Mexicans really know how to party.
· You Bet Your Sweet Patootie They're Good
        by Don Day
Then I came to San Miguel de Allende and my tongue got all twisted around.
· SMA: "Like combining a Fellini film and Buddhist retreat"
        by Lorna Thornber
Hours of mutual storytelling over a few rounds of tequila helped seal the deal.
October 30
· Live Long and Better
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
In the city you can be as weird as you want, but nature has a way of keeping you honest.
· Fiesta of Precious Blood - pictorial
        by Joseph Sorrentino, photos and text
Sixteen young men and two young girls make a promise that lasts three years.
· Ancient Maya Drugs: Enemas and Entheogens
        by Sahir Pandey
Two articles
October / Octubre 2022
October 23
· Once Upon a Time
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
We human beings love stories. "Once upon a time" is a magic enchantment.
· Why All These Skeletons? - Galeria Atotonilco's Day of Dead Open House - Sat, Sun, Oct 29, 30
        by Susan Page
Instead of fearing death, the Aztecs embraced it.
· Mexico's 1,500-year-old Unknown Pyramids
        from BBC Unearthed / by Lina Zeldovich
These pyramids are held together by sticky juice from the prickly pear cactus.
October 16
· Who's Crazy Now?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Big Tech's algorithm strengthens our sense of belonging.
· Graffiti and Mural Festival, Colectivo Coyote Urbano
        Friday-Sunday, October 21-23
The participation of 80 artists, both local and from different states of Mexico...
· 1,000-Year-Old Cañada de la Virgen Monument Given Protection
        by Sahir Pandey
...a large stone temple complex and many ancillary structures.
October 9
· Madison Avenue
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Advertising works. We all tend to buy, or buy into, the loudest, most frequent message.
· She's Beside Herself - Exhibition, La Huipilista Artspace
        by Lena Bartula
I can't bring myself to remove the set and put my studio back in order.
· Three Generations of OaxaCalifornians: Compartimento Cinematográfico
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
film review
October 2
· Happy New Year, Indeed
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When I get the rhythm right, stumbling blocks transform into stepping stones.
· Body Fictions, Karen Wight & Kathleen Cammarata: exhibit / conversation with the artists
        Sat, Sun, Mon; Oct 8, 9, 10
The depiction of the body, can never be neutral like the drawing of a chair.
· Indigenous Cinema in San Miguel: Compartimento Cinematográfico
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
film reviews
September / Septiembre 2022
September 25
· Parts and Wholes
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Anyone who does not respond 'Hello' when they are greeted is a barbarian."
· Independence Day Parade pictorial / pictórico
        by Paynal Ward, text and photos
...you could hitch a ride on a truck or even sometimes a helicopter to the area of combat.
· Mexicanos en Acción, Exposición Colectiva
pictorial / pictórico

        by Erik Zavala, photos / fotos
Casa Europa
September 18
· Asking and Receiving
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I comment on his goings-on with genuine interest, while continuing to beg...
· Happy Ending / Beginning
        by Mary Norquist
A forty-year quest completed.
· Terrazas SMA Terraces, pictorial / pictórico
        by Valeria Ascencio
We cannot forget Antonio Banderas on the terrace of one of the best hotels in the city...
September 11
· My Big Head
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I worried what other unknown errors will rear up to bite me in the ass.
· Sky's the Limit: "New" Cinema in SMA
        by Henrietta Weekes
"It sparked me to want to create new spaces in SMA that are culturally regenerative."
September 4
· Four Jewish Jokes... or Five
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Life is full of pain and suffering, and it's all over much too soon."
· Between Worlds / Entre Mundos, James Gritz, Photography & Mixed Media
Saturday, Sept. 10

My latest images fuse the literal with abstract textures of life.
· Objetos Rituales, El Libro y la Exposición de Adelia Sayeg
Sigue hasta el 23 de Sept.

        por Jorge Contreras
Ese tipo de sensibilidad en sus obras remite a un mundo que se parece a un poema.
August / Agosto 2022
August 28
· An Old Dog's New Tricks
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Reorganizing is putting it mildly. In fact, in this instance, "putting it mildly" is putting it mildly.
· Giving Voice to Inner Life: The Art of Bobbi Van
Open Studio, Fridays and Saturdays

        by Siba Kumar Das
...induces you into contemplating such things as time, transience, and transcendence.
· Geography-Based Catholicism
        by Joseph Toone
In Mexico a niece can inherit her uncle-priest's homes or cars.
August 21
· My Nervous Breakdown
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I had to strategically invest whatever force was at my disposal to get the essentials done.
· Pilar Ortiz and the Power of Personality
        by Don Day
She calls me her angel. I feel very, very special.
August 14
· There are Two Types of People
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When you already have 180 million dollars, it seems you want 180 million and five dollars.
· Yoga for Every Body
        by Melinda Marino, Founder Esencia Yoga
Yoga is about not always getting it right, about perseverance.
· Mujeres en el Arte
Saturday, August 13, 5-8pm
Fabrica la Aurora Art Walk

August 7
· A More Perfect Union
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Don't spit in the soup. We all have to eat." - Lyndon Johnson
· Returning to Nature, Authentic Green Burial
        by Felix Chancellor
...being actors in a grand play beyond our wildest knowing and imagination.
· Mexican Hand Signals
        by Pat Hall
Be careful with this one in Mexico.
· He Killed a Kidnapper and Now He's in Jail
· Mató a Secuestrador y Ahora Está en la Cárcel
July 31
· Dating in the Time of Covid
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I don't think politics should prevent us from sitting down together and having a beer.
· Enormous Life Lesson
Maru Vázquez
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

I have been able to give way to my wildest dreams and my deepest concerns.
· Una Enorme Enseñanza de Vida
Maru Vázquez
Inauguración - Mujeres en el Arte, Sábado, 13 de Agosto

He podido dar salida a mis más alocados sueños y mis más profundas inquietudes.
· Pre-Colombian Reinterpretations
Reinterpretaciones Precolombinas
Jared Jiménez

Opening - Saturday, August 6 - Inauguración
July / Julio 2022
July 24
· Earth First
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Show me that in which a person believes and I will show you his religion.
· The Unkown Result of the Journey, Merry Calderoni
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

A successful painting is never guaranteed.
· Controlling the Weather, Los Graniceros
by Joseph Sorrentino, text and photos
Photos from four ceremonies that took place over the course of a year.
· Sex Ed at the Corner Store, CASA
        by Sanjana Natesan
No study suggests that condom availability increases sexual activity.
July 17
· Crazy Is as Crazy Does
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
For us expats, community is the most magical aspect of this magical town.
· Drawing with Wire, Zoë Siegel
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

It is held together with delicate strength.
· A Symphony of Youth
Free Concert, Tuesday, July 19

by Fredric Dannen
"to bring music to all our children and young people in San Miguel."
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 8 - Roberto Buchanan / Shannon Reece / Sharon Jeffers / Sue Griffin / Suzy Taylor
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Col. San Antonio open their studios, houses and galleries.
July 10
· A Chill on Blackberry Hill
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
As in war, whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins.
· Inking for Change
        by Ria Talken
I, like a lotus, flourished out of my muck.
· Waking Up to Violence Against Women: CASA
by Sanjana Natesan
...to do something about everyday violence against women.
· A Power Held By All Women: Wendy Moyer
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

My works are deeply layered with hopes, fears, conversations...
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 7 - Daniela Pruneda / Donna Russo / Jonathon Williams / Peter A Davis / Peter Gee
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Col. San Antonio open their studios, houses and galleries.
July 3
· Fake News and the Ugly American
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
A sense of humor is a sign of intelligence.
· ABBA: Finding Refuge
Movie / Party / Benefit - Friday, July 8

Casa ABBA has helped over 80,000 migrants
· Haunting the Hacienda, Jo Anderson Brenzo
Opening, Sat. July, 9

I immediately felt the opulence of the past, the decay...
· Betwixt: Shifting Parameters of Home, Ri Anderson
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

It was only natural that my work focused more and more inward.
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 6 - Linda Joy / Jon Levin / Lori Schwilling Mark Andrew / Michael Schwarcz
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Col. San Antonio open their studios, houses and galleries.
June / Junio 2022
June 26
· Los Locos Unmasked: Like You've Never Seen It
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Most of the trucks each contain enough speakers to amplify a concert at a mid-sized arena.
· Our Own Human Nature, Ana de los Rios
Opening - Mujeres en el Arte, August 13

I am concerned about the crossroads at which the entire world finds itself.
· Hacia Nuestra Propia Naturaleza, Ana de los Rios
Mujeres en el Arte, Fabrica la Aurora, Sábado 6 de Agosto

Me preocupa la encrucijada en la que se encuentra el mundo entero.
· Fusing Surrealism and Expressionism, Fernando Vignoli
Thursday, June 30

...leading the viewer to come across texture, plasticity and creation.
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 4 - David Webb / Dawn Lundquist / Jaime Salazar / Lawrence Selevan / Linda Joslin
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Col. San Antonio open their studios, houses and galleries.
June 19
· One Man Band
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
It's empowering to realize that I've got the ability to do it on my own.
· The Oldest Profession
Boystown Paintings and Drawings 2022

        by Henry Vermillion
The feminist Germaine Greer... concluded that "Prostitution and painting go hand in hand."
· Consuming Water and the Landscape: Carolina Parra
Mujeres en el Arte, Fabrica la Aurora, Saturday August 6
· El Consumo del Agua y el Paisaje: Carolina Parra
Mujeres en el Arte, Fabrica la Aurora, Sábado 6 de Agosto
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 4
Lindsay Duval / Katrina Noel / Joe Campiere
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Col. San Antonio open their studios, houses and galleries.
June 12
· Three Holidays, Three Israelis
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
All Jewish holidays can be summed up by the saying: "They tried to kill us. We won. Let's eat."
· Art as a Cathartic Exercise
Mujeres en el Arte, August 6

        Lilia Luján
I am seduced by art, music, culture, people, nature and gastronomy.
· El Arte Como un Ejercicio Catártico
Mujeres en el Arte, 6 de Agosto

        Lilia Luján
Me seduce el arte, la música, la cultura, la gente, la naturaleza y la gastronomía.
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 3
Catherine Shea / Gaia Schilke / Glen Rogers
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Colonia San Antonio will open their studios, houses and galleries to the public.
June 5
· Poor Little Rich Man
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
It's a small town and I don't want to make enemies.
· The Naked Inner World
Sandra de la Torre, Photography

        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
Her photographs exude an inner spirituality... describing a sometimes torturous journey.
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 2
Alifie Rojas / Barry Weiss / Béa Aaronson
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Colonia San Antonio will open their studios, houses and galleries to the public.
May 29
· Mexico is at Full Volume
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The activity was frenetic. The noise was impressive, even by Mexican standards.
· What's in a Mexican Nickname?
        by Pat Hall
I have heard many nicknames in Mexico, and most of them, at first, made no sense to me.
· MyStudio Art Walk: preview 1
Al Tirado / Lauren Osornio / Honore Kaplan
Sat. Sun. July 16, 17

The artists of Colonia San Antonio will open their studios, houses and galleries to the public.
· El Retiro's National Film Premier
3 Generations of Women in Atotonilco
Sat. May 28

        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
Looking incisively into Mexican society has become the trademark of Alatorre's work.
May / Mayo 2022
May 22
· Closing and Opening Doors
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
San Miguel is a river and most of us are just floating along.
· 60s So Cal Car Culture in SMA: pictorial
        by Paynal Ward
Many bizarre, very special details cover these automotive masterpieces.
May 15
· Bach and Climate Change
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Her sensitivity ran wild in many, less musical regards.
· Sailing to San Miguel
        by Jerome Phillips
I seldom back off in highway or bar situations.
May 8
· Watermelon and Death
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
My glibness is in accord with the lightheartedness they have towards death here in Mexico.
· 740 Moons, Adelia Sayeg
Opening, Saturday, May 14

I am part of those who seek to rescue that spiritual heritage of our ancestors.
· 740 Lunas, Adelia Sayeg
Inauguración - Sábado, 14 de Mayo

Soy parte de aquellos que buscan rescatar esa herencia espiritual de nuestros ancestros.
· What is so Important About Cinco de Mayo?
        by Natalie Taylor
The French wanted to conquer the country and revive an empire in Mexico.
May 1
· Every Time They Play that Um-pah-pah
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Regular immersion in nature is one of three things proven to result in longer lives.
· Gilded Photography: Lori Pond and Wendi Schneider
Opening - Saturday, May 7

To illustrate both the preciousness of life and certainty of death...
· They Take You Away
        by David Armando Garza II, aka, Lynx Bigtooth Maple
The pure miracles of life do take you away. But they bring you back again.
April / Abril 2022
April 24
· Why is this Night Different?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Dogs and people are wackier during the full moon. Hospitals stock more blood...
· Photographing the World: Alison Wright
        by Robert J. Hawkins; photos by Alison Wright
...a person whose pictures gave voice to the often unseen and unheard around the world.
· Señor de la Conquista Danzantes
        por Jon Welsh
April 17
· A Lion Roars in Guadiana
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I admit that I am a stranger to abundance, a late bloomer...
· My Mexican Adventure
Opening, Friday, April 22
        by Beverly Sky
I came very reluctantly to Mexico after the death of both of my parents.
· Who are the Russian People?
Talk, Saturday, April 23
        by Frank Thoms
The Russia I knew is becoming another Russia, harkening back to Stalin days.
· Lord of the Conquest Dancers
        by Jon Welsh
April 10
· Time Travel: Back and Forward
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Lingering is often the kiss of death.
· Close Looking, Parts One and Two: How to Draw a Face
        by Henry Vermillion
He couldn't be persuaded. And he was usually right.
· Gil Gutiérrez: SMA to NYC
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You don't have to go to New York to catch the show.
· Pass the Bottle and Praise the Agave
        by Don Day
It didn't go quite as planned.
April 3
· Seven in One Stroke
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
What at the moment seems like a quick solution often make matters worse.
· Blue Unicorns, the Rise of the Novel
Isis Rodriguez, opening - Saturday, April 9

        by Zyanya Gallegos
Isis battled social media giants for the right to post intelligent writing about her art works.
· A Garden, Theater, Mural and Hope for San Miguel Viejo
        by Ojala Niños
The mural's elements tell the journey of the first settlement of San Miguel Viejo.
· Mayor Mauricio Trejo Addresses Rotary
It was a very hopeful speech, which Lokkal presents here with thanks to Rotary and without further comment.
March / Marzo 2022
March 27
· Hold Your Horses
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
There is an etiquette when exploding things, a formal procedure that is followed.
· The Beauty and Difficulty of Being a Woman
        by Tania Noriz, The Good News SMA
The most beautiful thing about being a woman is crying without being criticized.
· Emilio González, Painter: Blessed is his sensitivity
Fabrica Art Walk, Sat, Apr. 2

        by Maru Vázquez
Its theme, color, structure and great handling of the technique amazed me.
· The Glorias, Gloria Steinem "Biopic"
Movie, Q&A with Director, Wednesday, March 30, 7pm

        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
The bus was out of time, forever traveling to the next demonstration, the next talk, the next rally.
· Lord of the Column, Grieving Our Suffering Earth
        by Mary Jane Miller
Roosters begin to crow as towers and domes appear on the city's horizon.
· ¿Qué es lo más bonito y lo más difícil de ser mujer?
        por Tania Noriz, The Good News SMA
Lo más hermoso de ser mujer es llorar sin ser criticada.
· Emilio González, Pintor: Bendita su sensibilidad
Fabrica Art Walk, Sáb, 2 de Abr.

        por Maru Vázquez
Su temática, colorido, estructura y gran manejo de la técnica me maravillaron.
March 20
· Something We Can All Agree On
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
As a country, the United States desperately needs to agree on something.
· After Hours with Willy Bo Richardson
        Gallery Skot Foreman
The world needs a load-stone that orients people towards what has staying power.
March 13
· It's the Wanting
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Now, when she exceeds her capacity to receive, I stop giving.
· Red Dresses: International Women's Day
        Ser Mujer
...each of them is a daughter, mother or sister of someone who hopes to see them again.
· A Day Without Women: My Heart Project
        by Kate Van Doren
Thank you for elevating your voice and the voice of women.
· Los Vestidos Rojos: Día Internacional de la Mujer
        Ser Mujer
...cada una de ellas es una hija, una madre o una hermana de alguien que espera volver a verlas.
March 6
· Fear of Flying
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
...a staid individual, he did not want to let loose.
· The Woman Who Becomes A Bird
Museum Exhibit in Guanajuato City

        by Viridiana Gutiérrez
...all sentient beings, who seek to experience and reveal a part of themselves that has been kept hidden...
· SMA Art Pioneers: the Brooks - pictorial
Exhibit closes Saturday
February 27
· Harvesting Papayas
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The bad news is that almost everyone is distracted by the clown show that is modern culture.
February / Febrero 2022
February 20
· The Company I Keep
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Atheistic, he yet has a worshipful attitude towards nature.
· Francesca Moriggi, Ceramics - pictorial
I seek to value what we always see but perhaps forget or absorb without living it.
· Francesca Moriggi, Ceramica - pictórica
Busco valorizar lo que siempre vemos pero tal vez olvidamos y absorbemos sin vivirlo.
February 13
· Sunshine, Covid and Belonging
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
That vitamin D reduces the severity of respiratory illness is old news.
· The Perfume of Rosemary: A Radio Interview
        by A.S. Reisfield
These expressions of Life convey a message about society off course.
February 6
· Another Pushy Gringo
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Children "make sense" of an abusive situation in a nonsensical way.
January 30
· Magical Mysterious Monarchs
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Material is no less mysterious a phenomenon than is consciousness; it may even be stranger.
January / Enero 2022
January 23
· Me and My Big Mouth
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Life is messy. There are no simple answers, only simple-minded people.
· The Orphan and the Bananas: Proyecto de Vida
        by Colette Morya
It was as if I were seeing myself in a mirror.
January 16
· San Miguel's School of Hard Knocks
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The dog was barking ferociously, waiting its moment to advance and sink its teeth in.
· Ruta Maya: Journeying Towards Indigenous Wisdom
        by Colette Morya
...to hear again from those who were silenced by the conquerors...
January 9
· My Near-Death Experience
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"El gringo no se murio!" The gringo didn't die!
· To Betsy Bowman, Who Saved My Life
        by Colette Morya
This woman, whom I barely knew, was my last hope.
January 2
· Love and Death
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Nothing affects our attitutude towards life as much as our attitude towards death.
December / Diciembre 2021
December 26
· Our Divided Brain
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The profound truths that are revealed by beauty, music and poetry are denigrated.
December 19
· The Prettiest Place in SMA
Visit Villas Xichu
Art, Crafts, Celebration - Monday, December 20

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She will tell you that she's out of her head, but her magnificent private park tells you otherwise.
· Learning to Love the Dentist
        by Colette Morya
I break out in a nervous sweat, just thinking about anesthesia.
· Ezshwan Winding: Art By Ezshwan
Dreams and meditation often give me a starting point on an image.
· Titane: French Film Series
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
Technological advances in filming and make-up enable the over-the-top body horror depicted.
December 12
· Very Tight, Very Thin
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
People die from kidney problems. She was in no condition to be alone.
· Cada quien sus filias
Sábado - teatro en QRO

        por Colette Morya
La obsesiva con la limpieza y alergia a los fantasmas...
· Fashion / Moda, SMA - pictorial
Lokkal's new, user-generated Fashion Section
Nueva Sección de Moda de Lokkal, generada por el usuario
December 5
· No pasó nada / Nothing Happened
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
My first decade in Mexico has done its work.
· Chocolate, Cacao, the Food of the Gods
Fantastic Xocolatl

        by Colette Morya
I am drawn to purity in process, the traditions that are lost due to industrialization.
· Painting, Patience and Prayer: Mary Jane Miller

It makes the artist step into the unknown.
November 28
· Things Are Not What They Seem
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Blaming others is disempowering. Blaming the past robs the present of its potential.
· Autism in SMA: Finding Focus
Sunday, December 5

        by Joyce Grenis
"My son, Arturo's entire world is six words long... Mamá, Papá, agua, pan, sí, y no."
· Sculpting the Festival of Lights: SMA's Monumental Menorah
Sunday, Nov. 28, 5:30pm

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
...proclaiming the ultimate triumph of light over darkness and freedom over oppression.
November / Noviembre 2021
November 21
· Madness, Genius and All the Rest
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I wish I had genius as an excuse for my instability.
· Dia de Muertos: Pictorial
        Lokkal's Best Posts
November 14
· Disney Comes to San Miguel: Herding Cats
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
His vision is illogical. Mathematically it just does not add up.
November 7
· Turn and Walk Away: RIP Howard Bach
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Say what you will about tribalism, but it's nice to not always have to finish your sentences.
October 31
· You Are Who You Eat With
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The secret to a good meal is to keep them waiting.
October / Octubre 2021
October 24
· Keeping It All in Mind
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Many atheists feel very religious about their non-belief.
· Dyeing to Weave, pictorial
Oaxacan Master Weaver, Exhibition / Sale

        by Barbara Erickson
...experts in creating an amazing array of colors using only natural dye stuffs.
· The Ceremony, Hydrodistillation Plant Perfume
Tues. Nov. 2

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
...a spellbinding method of hydrodistillation, never previously witnessed in Mexico.
October 17
· Failing to Understand Wealth
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When you have so much money, you have to do something with it.
· My Studio / Mi Estudio Pops Up
Thur, Fri, Oct. 28, 29

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Due to the pandemic, MyStudio / MiEstudio did not come to pass last February.
· My Mouth is the Window of My Soul?
        by Colette Morya
To be honest, I've always had problems with discipline.
October 10
· All Hands On Deck
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
No one is going to do it for us. No one is going to deliver us out of this mess.
October 3
· A Brush With Death
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
So much of what we do is to distract us from the precarious situation that is our life.
September / Septiembre 2021
September 26
· Your Mother Was Right: Catching Cold
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
We'd all be better off being humble about what we know and don't know.
September 19
· World Wellness Weekend
        by Bonnie Baker
Health is a personal choice with shared, social implications.
· There Always is a Lot at Stake
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Nature functions with an economy of means, reusing the same patterns.
September 12
· The Making of a Film Festival: GIFF
        by Jeffrey R. Sipe
It may not be the parting of the Red Sea, but it comes from the same monumental self-confidence.
· A Vow of Silence
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The solution to (almost) all of our quandaries is to change our mind.
September 5
· Two Sick Cats and a Hurricane
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
How resourceful can one be against a category five hurricane?
August 29
· Bet You Can't Eat Just One
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Taste is in the mouth of the beholder.
August / Agosto 2021
August 22
· Kabul to SMA: Take Back the Internet
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You don't get to be president by being a nice guy... or gal.
August 15
· Saints and Criminals:
On the Gound in Colonia Allende

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I'm odd enough in this neighborhood already.
· The Art Walk Once More: pictorial
        by Nitta Ruiz
This was officially the first Fabrica la Aurora Art Walk since the pandemic, although the word of it got out very late.
· Anado - Carrying On As Always: pictorial
        Photos by Jorge Alcala Goded
Those of us who miss him could not help but be comforted and inspired by last Saturday's event.
August 8
· Requiem for a Relationship
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.
August 1
· Why Do We Do the Things We Do?
Anado: Life and Work

Saturday, August 7

        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Sometimes my social playfulness gets me into trouble.
· Women in Art- opening
Saturday, August 7

        by Maru Vázquez
...the power to pass from rays of resplendent light to desperate cries of immense joy and great pain.
· Mujeres en el Arte - inaguración
Sábado, 7 de Agosto

        por Maru Vázquez
...el poder transitar de rayos de luz resplandeciente, a gritos desesperados de inmensa alegría y gran dolor.
July / Julio 2021
July 25
· You Can't Get There From Here
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You can't love someone more than they love themselves.
July 18
· Look for the Girl with the Sun in Her Eyes
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Hire a teenager now while they still know everything."
July 11
· The Right Person for the Job
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"30 minutes" in Mexico might well be the day after tomorrow.
July 4
· Losing and Finding, Outside and In
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
We always could and would and did make it work.
June / Junio 2021
June 27
· Taking My Blessings Where I Can Get Them
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She looked up as I passed and flashed me a million dollar smile.
June 20
· Backstage With Patronato Pro Niños: Nory Contractor
July 4th Benefit Auction

        Lokkal Interview
I have about four bad days a year; usually one each quarter.
· Escaping the Jungle
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If we can be made to stop and think, we can keep the violence down to a minimum.
June 13
· A Relaxed Vision: Try This At Home
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I think a sixth sense might also be involved.
June 6
· Boom! Boom! Boom! Getting Back to Normal
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I get a very short warning as they whistle in flight before exploding right over my house.
May 30
· Raku Fired Ceramics
ContemPLATO - opening, Saturday, June 5

        by Edna Dickinson
It seemed correct for the design to pay homage to Japanese calligraphic characters.
· The Octopus and the UFO
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
It is that nervous system and the intelligence associated with it that puts the alien in octopus.
May / Mayo 2021
May 23
· Stupid Romantic That I Am
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Mine was a safe harbor in her storm-tossed life.
May 16
· Garden Alchemy and a Place for Everything
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
There were advertisements for worm farms in the comic books I used to read as a child.
May 9
· Consciousness and the City
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Our relationships define us. Our network of relationships is our community, our larger self.
May 2
· Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I prefer to call it a moral or spiritual epiphany...
April / Abril 2021
April 25
· The Perfume of Life: Aaron's Garden
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The fundamental language of life is fragrance.
April 18
· Agreeing to Disagree: To Hug or Not to Hug
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
One of the many problems with pornography is that it turns us off to the real thing.
April 11
· The Circus is in Town
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If it didn't hurt, then it wasn't love.
April 4
· Having a Hormonal Experience
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The hypothalamus controls the 'Four Fs': feeding, fighting, fleeing and mating.
March 28
· Labyrinths, Equinoxes and Changing Your Position
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
My eight year old friend is more open to radical shifts in her worldview.
March / Marzo 2021
March 21
· Cooking and Coding
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When it comes to publicity, paper is just so medieval.
March 14
· Covid Stories
        by Andrew Osta
People want to be surrounded by beauty, because the reality outside is so difficult and surreal.
March 7
· The Sense of Being Stared At
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The same thing regularly happens to me when I am bicycling past a beautiful woman.
February 28
· Believe in Something
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - Santayana
February / Febrero 2021
February 21
· We're in Mexico
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Enlightenment values have only imperfectly penetrated Mexico.
February 14
· Follow the Science
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When we wanted to chill the beer, we put the cans in the brook for a while.
February 7
· Crush! What's Love Got to Do With It?
        by Isis Rodriguez
The nature of intimacy transforms into unconditional love.
Online Closing Exhibit, Sat, Feb. 20
· Seeing Things Anew
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
With all our greater connectivity we are communicating less.
January 31
· Floating All Boats: Improving Community
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Maybe I do have a photographic memory, but the camera is a little out of focus.
· Crónica de un robo a lo pendejo.
        por Oscar Plazola
En poco más de una semana habían recuperado mis cosas más queridas.
January / Enero 2021
January 24
· A Too Perfect Fit
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Physicists are forever struggling against the idea of God.
January 17
· Chronicle of a Robbery
        by Oscar Plazola
In just over a week they had recovered my most beloved things.
· Taste and See: Knowing in the Biblical Sense
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Ultimately, he who wins is he who can appreciate another point of view.
January 10
· Preface to This Week's Article
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I do my morning yoga routine rooftop under the Mexican sun, itself half comforting, half menacing.
· Tragedy Wears Many Hats: second sampling
        by Duke Miller
Take the tragedy of death away and everything good in life would have no meaning
January 3
· Oaxaca vs San Miguel
        by Andrew Osta
Women do not dress up in traditional embroidered dresses to sit on the corner and beg.
· Are You Thirsty?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Recognizing someone else's needs is the basis of your psychological well-being.
December / Diciembre 2020
December 27
· Tragedy Wears Many Hats: first sampling
        by Duke Miller
Two old guys in the park, obvious hospital material, stared at something in the air
· Forgetting to Remember
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I wonder if we are not doing the same; elevating our shards of knowledge into rigid doctrines.
December 20
· My Grandfather's Clock and My Grandson
        by Patrick Green
At those moments I felt like I was part of the clock.
December 13
· Facing My Superstitions
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I still sometimes feel bad. But, afterwards, I don't feel as bad about having felt bad.
December 6
· Revisioning the Venus: SMA to Austria
Benefit Sale

        by Glen Rogers
Sit in Her Lap of Fertility and Plant a Seed for your Dreams
November 29
· A Death in the Neighborhood
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Raining blows and epithets on him, M. chased him out of our alley.
November / Noviembre 2020
November 22
· The Blonde Man at Our Favourite Table
        by Pat Hall
Was it worth all the anguish just to have such a sexpot on your arm?
November 15
· Why Do the Pigeons Play?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I feel guilty about a lot of things, but being a good son isn't one of them.
November 8
· A Brief History of an Artist: open studio
        by Kathleen Cammarata
Some relative of mine was swimming in the same gene pool with Michelangelo.
November 1
· A Great Weekend Except that My Daughter was Shot
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She averted grave injury by milimeters, catastrophy by inches.
October / Octubre 2020
October 25
· Artist Survives Relentless Pandemic: Open Studio
        by Isis Rodriguez
The Spiritual Warrior is an archetype that helps us give birth to a new self that is courageous.
October 18
· Social Dilemmas
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Sharply rising teenage suicide rates tell us that it is a matter of life and death.
October 11
· Keeping the Customer Satisfied
        by Greg Gunter
The quicker you could lay shingles, the quicker you could finish that home and get paid.
October 4
· Fiery and Watery Love
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
What was taken for granted is shown with new transcendental significance.
September / Septiembre 2020
September 27
· Speak To Me Like an Aztec
        by Pat Hall
Nahuatl means water in all four directions... the Aztecs built Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) on a big lake.
September 20
· Compost and Culture, Shoveling Sh*t: a pictorial
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If the stories that form the basis of your philosophy give you tastier tomatoes, what more can you ask?
September 13
· Agreeing to Disagree: It's Complicated
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The ancient Greeks understood that with increase affluence and leisure come increased self-criticism and dreams of utopia.
September 6
· Bad Dreams and Flowers for Algernon
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I am just smart enough to know that I am not smart.
August 30
· Art in Quarantine
        by Andrew Osta
What's the point of making art when people are dying, when tomorrow is so uncertain?
August / Agosto 2020
August 23
· "Si, Pero No" "Yes, But No"
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
EC has chosen to spend his later years painting dreamy nudes. It's good work, if you can get it.
August 16
· From Hunger
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I understood that my imagination of it had been the greatest obstacle to my recogniton of it.
August 9
· Feeding Your Hungry Neighbors; The Guardians of Guadiana
        by Wendy Bichel
If we can't affect all the madness out there, we can at least re-design a piece of our own world.
August 2
· Sex, Race and Operating Systems
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Heirarchies have survival value; we want the most talented individuals to lead us.
July / Julio 2020
July 26
· They Thought My Mother Was Black
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
No adult, no person had ever spoken with little Leroy like that before my mother did.
July 19
· An International Incident; Terrorism in SMA
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She was in possession of the truth... and obliged to force that truth on the unenlightened.
July 12
· Loss of Pressure
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
A lot of what we think, how we feel and how we react is driven by hormones.
July 5
· Extending Community
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
As a species we survived... because we watch out for each other, because we are communal beings.
June / Junio 2020
June 28
· The Weavers' Project; Support Local Women
        by Veronica Genta
Our little company has helped women redefine their space within their families and the larger society.
· Dickens, Pornography and the Lost Art of Letter-writing
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Along with the loss of a slower, more deliberate way of living, we have also lost our sense of decency.
June 21
· Conventional Absurditites
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable."
June 14
· Some Thoughts on Privilege
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Asking the police to resolve a problem is like asking the mafia for assistance...
June 7
· A Kinder, Gentler Prejudice
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When you have utopian expectations the slow plod of real reform seems worthless, especially when you are young.
· The Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Police killed only 40 unarmed people in 2019; 20 were white, 10 were black.
May 31
· Uncertain About Uncertainty
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Coming through a Nazi death camp probably puts all other forms of stress into perspective.
· Further Uncertainty
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If you knew everything, the most delicious thing would be a surprise.
May / Mayo 2020
May 24
· Report #4 From The Mexico Station
        by Duke Miller
I grew up listening to my mother say, "I feel like a Jew in Germany."
· Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The lightening bolt came in the window, down the hall and into the room to get him.
May 17
· Live Long, Die Gloriously: How I Came to Love the Bullfight
        by Pat Hall
Which type of bull would you prefer to be, a regular bull or a fighting bull?
· Big, Bad Government
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
How different would the world be today if back in 1968 the Center for Disease Control had canceled Woodstock?
May 10
· Imagine There's No Countries?!
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Imagining the virtues of anarchy is more easily done when you are a former Beatle gazing out of your multi-million dollar apartment...
· Discovering Grandma's Recipes: Carmita's Mexican Pies
        by Natalia Ospina
His most cherished childhood memories... all are associated with the sharing of food.
May 3
· The Show that Almost Wasn't: Raku Platters
        Edna Dickinson
For some pieces the damage makes the design.
· From The Mexico Station, Report #3
        by Duke Miller
You have to guard against your feelings of intolerance...
· Cleaning Up the Neighborhood: 1, 2, 3
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
My Mexican neighbor speaks perfect English and a little Yiddish, having worked in a kosher deli in LA for almost ten years.
April / Abril 2020
April 26
· Another Time, Another Epidemic: A Typhoid Survivor's Tale
        by Pat Hall
The ordinary person in the street certainly didn't think of wearing a mask. No one stayed home.
· Cabin Fever
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Anyone who says, "It's harder to be alone in a crowd" has never really been isolated.
April 19
· Timeless Dancers
        by Carlos Aguila
...look not through the lens of your camera, but rather through the eyes of your soul.
· Ghost Town
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The Centro is a ghost town; not all of it. But in many places it is abandoned.
April 12
· Report from Mexico #1
        by Duke Miller
Death is important to Mexico. It is heroic. It is sad. It is vital. Mexicans have turned it into sugar and cake.
· "Online Ramblings"
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
With this Corona Virus, haven't you imagined it all spinning out of control?
April 5
· A Matter of Life and Death
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Mexico has taught me better how to live and with that how better to die.
· Escaping the Corona Virus
        by Patrick Green
My daughter's next text arrived: "I am positive for Covid-19."
· A Death in the Circle
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
With everything shut down and everyone shut up; with the world on hold and everybody holed up...
March / Marzo 2020
March 29
· A Healthy Bowel Boosts Immunity
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
According to standard medical textbooks, the average American transit time is 72 hours.
· The Plague; I Will Be Home
        by Duke Miller
I will wait until they line the streets of SMA with bodies and then I will walk outside.
· Johnny Carson's Bathroom, Self-Isolation
        by Tracey Haynes
I had a dream I was changing clothes in Johnny Carson's bathroom.
· Good News About Corona; Bad News About Us
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
There are a lot of legitimate questions and the world... would benefit from their being asked.
March 22
· Staying Healthy, Surviving the Virus
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Why do some people not get ill, or not get as ill or get well more quickly, while others suffer more?
        by Joan Hall
It is strange to experience SMA on shut down. It contradicts the very nature of this town.
· Corona Apocalypse? Kindness or Fear?
        by Juanita Benedicto
Friends in CA send me dire photos, apocalyptic scenes of empty shelves and deserted buildings.
· Corona: The Mexican Response
        by Prof. Martha Beatriz Ojeda Pacheco
Something muy chido (very cool) will emerge from all this earthly convulsion.
· Considering All the Threads
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
This explains why, though generally so selfish, we rally so nobly to help those who have suffered a natural disaster.
March 15
· Joan Hall, Collage Artist, Poet
        San Miguel Sunday
I got the cover of The New York Times Book Review. From there it just took off.
· A Blue Purse Lost, Money and Privilege
        by Patrick Green
That money in the blue purse would carry him for a few days, maybe a week.
· Writing Songs for Tony Bennett?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
It was a very unusual experience; "otherwordly" is the word that comes to mind.
March 8
· Shooting Giants, Jon Sievert... in Memoriam
        by Carol Schmidt
"My two favorite interview subjects were Jerry Garcia and Les Paul."
· Mexico This Month - March
        by Tony Burton
After six days, the U.S. forces end their bombardment of the port of Veracruz.
· Crow Moon: Messenger of Revolutionary Changes - Astrology
        by Juanita Benedicto
We will arise from our old husks as crows caw the end of what has been a very long Winter.
· Cat Food and the Color Blue
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Seeing other people's mistakes is easier and more fun than seeing our own.
March 1
· A Home for the Homeless, ABBA House
        by Kami Kanetsuka
Pastor Ignacio is seen bathing the blistered feet of a migrant.
· Mastering 90% of the Past Tense in 5 Minutes, Street-level Spanish
        San Miguel Sunday
My approach is down and dirty, street-level.
· Darwin, the Big Bang and the Golden Rule
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I have never wished anyone dead, certainly not publicly.
February / Febrero 2020
February 23
· Howler Monkeys
        by Duke Miller
The structure struggles to breathe as the green shades wrap around it like a boa constrictor.
· When is a Church Not a Church?
        by Joseph Toone
I simply didn't have the heart to tell them it was really a shrine.
· Hot and Cold Multiculturalism
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
After the horrors of two world wars the Europeans have lost confidence in Western culture.
February 16
· Mexican Musical Stereotypes
        by Patrick Green
The nagging stereotypes we carry are buried deep and die hard.
· Volunteer Vacations, Travel with a Purpose
        by Kathleen Bennett
Who benefits the most, the recipients or those who care enough to give?
· A Papaya Grows in San Miguel
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You cannot love someone more than they love themselves.
February 2
· The Canadians Are Coming - SM Writers' Conference
He was letting go of what he calls his "adolescent self-delusion that he was special."
multiple events
· Vancouver Island to SMA, Sooke Chamber Players
        by Paula Greene
Our SMA program will feature the "meltingly beautiful solos"; of cellist Pamela Highbaugh Aloni.
Benefit Concert, Wed. Feb. 19
· What's Love Got to Do With It? 2 New Archetypes
        interview w/ Isis Rodriguez
Love has been defined by adolescents and young adults under 40.
CRUSH! Sat. Feb. 15, art opening, singles cocktail party
· The Bells are Ringing?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The fact that the music you listen to was composed by white men, might make you a micro-racist and a micro-sexist.
February 2
· Spotlight on Identity: Tommy Orange
what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you
Keynote Address, SM Writer's Conference, Thursday, Feb 13
· Itinerant Youth, Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera
...a new hybrid art, part oral, part written, part English, part something else...
Keynote Address, SM Writer's Conference, Saturday, Feb 15
· What's Love Got to Do with It?
Imagine considering rattlesnake teeth a male aphrodisiac, to make men virile.
CRUSH! Saturday, Feb. 15, art opening, singles cocktail party
· Slappy Dreams
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The man slapping me is following a script. It is nothing personal.
January / Enero 2020
January 26
· Universal Human Connection, Alison Wright
It's often the ones who have the least who share the most.
2 events: Talk & Photo / Writing Excursion
· The Blood and Bore of Literary Readings
        by Nicky Redl
He turned it into a physical performance, and the audience went wild.
Literary Death Match SMA, Fri. Feb. 14
· Seasons of Memory
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
You can stand an ugly sight or sound much more easily than you can tolerate an ugly smell.
January 19
· Primary Season Made Simple (?)
        by Gunnar Erickson
Backroom deals, rumors and intrigue come into play under the spotlight.
· Celebrations Decembrinas, a Mexican Christmas
        by Ezequiel Ruiz
Between laughter, pleasant jokes and fabulous family warmth, we determine what will be the details for dinner.
· More Moaning About Mom
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Let me also suggest that you cannot love someone more than you love yourself.
January 12
· Tango, the Original Animal
        by Kathleen Millard
It isn't so much a dance done "with" a partner as much as it is against, through, or into your partner.
Tango Fest, Fri-Sun, Jan 17-19
· The Poet Paints - video
        by Miguel Canseco
The visual poetry that long ago gave meaning to books and temples now returns.
· El Poeta Pinta - video
        by Miguel Canseco
Algunos artistas como Miguel recreen este vínculo entre los ojos y el alma.
· Two Viruses, Two Cures
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Nothing can substitute for that original, spiritual connection with the community of life.
January 5
· A Coney Island State of Mind
        by Gaia Schilke
I was terrified to share my most personal work on stage
Book Reading/Performance, Sunday, January 12
· Chanukah Miracle in San Miguel
        by Carole Stone
Our congregation is roughly half Anglo and half Mexican.
· The Best and Worst of Times
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
We've been stealing from them for centuries. They can steal a little from us.
December 29
· Christmas in San Miguel
        by Gray Wolf
Holiday vendedores pop up like weeds on the sidewalk to sell the essentials of Christmas posadas.
· Parade of Dancers, San Miguel 2019
        by Camilla
· Old Enough and Cold Enough
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I feel like a bear waking from hibernation and leaving his den.
December / Diciembre 2019
December 22
· SMA & NYC, A Tale of Two Jazz Cities
        by Joan Yonkler
According to Bobby, jazz is the antithesis of stealing your soul.
· Name Dropper
        by Duke Miller
John Wayne once made my wife cry. I've never forgiven him for that.
· Sleepless in San Miguel; Insomniac Strategems
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Whoever thought that we were seeing reality?
December 15
· Whispers in the Thread; the Shirt as Messenger
        San Miguel Sunday
...an inspired, passionate deep dive into the mystery and seduction of a Mesoamerican garment...
         Book Launch and Reading, Tues. Dec. 17
· Susurros en el Hilo; La camisa como mensajero
        San Miguel Sunday
Como en cualquier viaje que emprendemos, sorpresas se desdoblan si los permitemos.
         Presentación de libro, Martes, 17 de Diciembre
· Traditional Mexican Christmas, Then and Now
        Ezequiel Ruiz
Maybe that is not a fair comparison, but... life itself is not always fair.
· Displaced in San Miguel
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
San Miguel is not Mexico
December 8
· Haves and Have-nots in San Miguel; Bloomberg's Smear
        by Francesca Fisher
A recent article... smeared our beloved SMA as being under the violent rule of drug cartels...
· Behind a Sculpture Cast in Molten Glass
        by Paul Louis
...change the shape of her forms... while they are still hot by the action of twisting and rolling.
         Open Studio, Sunday December 15
· Qué hay detrás de una escultura de vidrio fundido
        por Paul Louis
Este se puede intervenir de diferentes formas antes de que endurezca...
         Estudio Abierto, Domingo, Diciembre 15, 1-5pm
· ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva San Miguel! vs Bloomberg's Fake News
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
How many bullets does it take to kill a restaurant owner at close range?
December 1
· My Name is Mariana Cañedo
        by Marianne C. Bohr
would... my husband have dated me if my skin had been several shades darker?
· Padre, Madre, Awesome
        by Ezequiel Ruiz
Language is not mathematics, where we can make equations, where this equals that.
· Gratitude Works, 7 Ways
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I could interrupt anyone in any conversation by interjecting a "Thank you."
november / noviembre 2019
november 24
· A Psycho Thanksgiving
        by Jeff Apton
The atavistic time machine opens up. Our ancient selves pop out.
· Travelscopes: Forecasting Your Dream Vacation
        by Juanita Benedicto
As we move through life, we often trade one passion in for another.
· "You're a Good Salesman"
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Those experiences which we deny, come back to haunt us.
November 17
· Isabelle Mahnes' Spectacle of Fashion: Show/Performance/Sale
I am working with my own being through the process of creation itself.
       Thursday, November 21
· Story, Story: Fact or Fiction
        by Ezequiel Ruiz
Sometimes life brings pleasant surprises.
· The Cat That I Deserve
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The universe may or may not give us what we want, but... it always gives us what we need.
November 10
· Rice and Beans
        by Duke Miller
Broken bones and scars are the story of politics and servitude and company stores.
· VW, Why Do I Photograph You?
        by Scott Umstattd
Do I put in a new headlight or do I choose to not drive at night?
· How Not to Advertise
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
They don't cut their own hair; why do they do their own publicity?
            Vegan Fest - Today
November 3
· Artist Interview, Sofie Engström von Alten
        by Jessica Antonelli
San Miguel... is on a long chain of volcanos...
· Un Brindis / A Toast
        by Anne Boone Johnson
I wondered if the bride and groom would be happy.
· What Time is It... Really?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
If you don't like where the herd is going, then try to take it in another direction.
October 27
· Revolution On The Walls
        by Alberto Lenz
...these first murals have nothing or very little to do with the ideas of... national identity.
Tour: Muralism, Mexico City
· The Art of a Good Death
        by EKR México Centro
This movement away from death phobia is referred to as Death Positive.
Day of the Dead, Dä'thä Over Dinner, Concert, Thurs. Oct 31
· In and Out of Focus
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I've never been one to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
october / octubre 2019
October 20
· The San Miguel Jazz Alliance; a New Epoc
        San Miguel Sunday
Jaime Valle... was the recipient of 14 San Diego Music Awards (in as many years)...
Concert Thursday, October 24
· What I Didn't Know I Would Invent: Carola Polakov
        San Miguel Sunday
I spent many hours photographing ripples and ice formations in the creeks.
Photography Opening Saturday, Oct. 26
· Horse Whisperers for Leonardo
        by Dale Braiman
...word has spread all the way to the healing horse whisperers in the U.S.
Event Saturday, October 26
· Theater Artist Marcela Brondo Stars in Bilingual Shakespeare
        by Fredric Dannen
Her father... pulled her out of the show after the pilot, against the producers' wishes
Performances Oct. 17-26
· Writers, Writers Everywhere But Not a Word to Read
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I doubt that she knows herself well enough to put her heart into her work...
October 13
· Four Keys
        by Andrew Osta
Toller would die from a heart attack in the room directly under his studio that very night...
· Unicorns are my spirit animal
        by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor
Sofie is known for illustrating a travel zine everywhere she travels...
· Meetings With Medicine Men
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When you want to think outside of the box, but still be able to think, a microdose of LSD or Peyote can be a great ally.
October 6
· Weaving a Pattern of Mastery
        by Colette Moyra
...in the 60s here in San Miguel 33% of the population was involved in the textile business.
· Tejiendo un patrón de maestría
        por Colette Moyra
...el Maestro ha enseñado por más de 30 años, convirtiéndose en parte importante de la historia en SMA...
· Trading Our Water for Gold
        by Colette Moyra
The mining company wants to crush the stones of which the church is built to extract the gold in them.
· Cambiando nuestra agua por oro
        por Colette Moyra
La compañía minera quiere destruir las piedras con las que está construida la iglesia para extraer el oro que contienen.
· Insulting (and Defending) Mexico
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
She replied, "Mexico insults itself." I didn't ask her to elaborate.
September 29
· The Aikido Diary
        by Colette Moyra
...I was assaulted on a couple of occasions and even once managed to escape an attempted kidnapping.
· El diario del Aikido
        por Colette Moyra
Fui asaltada en un par de ocasiones e incluso una vez logré escapar de un intento de secuestro.
· The Controversy of the 41 Trees
        by Colette Moyra
"There is a magical machine that absorbs carbon from the air, costs very little and builds itself."
· La controversia de los 41 árboles
        por Colette Moyra
"Hay una máquina mágica que absorbe carbono del aire, cuesta muy poco y se construye sola."
· Jane Dill's Art Class: Behind the Scenes - video
        by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor
Jane worked commercially... for 30 years, creating logos, branding and identity for national brands...
· A Work-a-holic in the Land of the Retired
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I go to bed feeling like I am going to change the world.
september / septiembre 2019
September 22
· Linda Laino: The Artist as Hunter and Thief
        by Greg Reitman, Art Co-Editor
As an artist, I am a hunter and a thief, chasing shadows, stealing light.
· The Alborada: St. Michael's Jardin War
        by Joseph Toone
...represent the entrance of the souls of Chichimecas killed during the Conquest.
· La Alborada: San Miguel's Biggest Party
        by Joaquin Sierra Rangel
Watch out for drunk lads that strip down to their skivvies and shimmy up the trees...
· Awakening Your Sensuality
        by Sonali Deepika Nanayakkara
...we miss opportunities to connect to our purpose and to our passion...
Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 28
· Avoiding the Accident... at Last
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I'm not mixing up my dis-ease and normal life.
September 15
· Spotlight on Muros en Blanco, SMA's Arts District
        by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor
...the Arts District of SMA is an especially significant center of local and international street art.
· Malverde Days 3
        by Duke Miller
the song ends in that spot where everything grows, changes, dies beneath the light of Malverde days
· 12 Astrology Banners
        San Miguel Sunday
The 12 Astrology Banners were originally created for the 2019 MyStudio-MiEstudio event...
Exhibit through September
· The Male Menstrual Cycle, Part Two
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"The prime fact of life is the sexual superiority of women."
September 8
· Interview: Betty Edwards, Author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
        by Jessica Antonelli, San Miguel Sunday Art
Teaching someone how to draw is the twin of teaching someone how to read.
· Malverde Days 2
        by Duke Miller
No breath for the blind child … only stones for roses, only mud for meat
· Mythology and the Contemporary Soul: An Archetypal Perspective
        by Carlos Chancellor
...represents within us that which pulls us towards another and seeks to unite with them...
· The Male Menstrual Cycle and Other Imaginary Beasts
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Early Sunday morning Bob Dylan came to me in a dream.
September 1
· Greg Reitman of Yo San Miguel Gallery
        by Jessica Antonelli, San Miguel Sunday Art
I quickly realized that local art was an underserved market. I wanted to... change that.
· Malverde Days 1
        by Duke Miller
My first mystical, god-driven journey happened when I was a four-year-old
· Bob Dylan's Dream
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Early Sunday morning Bob Dylan came to me in a dream.
august / agosto 2019
August 25
· Art is the Heart of San Miguel
        by Jessica Antonelli, Art Editor
My quest for publicity... now has spun itself into a dedicated art section.
             San Miguel Sunday's New Art Section
· You Call This A Deathbed?
        by Skip Hunter
I want to tell him something. Something important. Something worth waiting 11 years for.
· Spanish's Most Versatile Word
        Word of the Week
Still at my uneducated level, on the streets, if you are just trying to make yourself understood, I have found no word more versatile...
· Bullies and the Abandoned Child
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
A bully doesn't feel strong... He constantly has to prove it, to others, but mostly to himself.
August 18
· Working Without A Net
        by Pam Walters
Not everyone is faced with the challenge to start over relying only on faith.
· Flying Scorpions and a New View of Karma
        by Colette
God arranges our free will as a great labyrinth and places us in it so that by our own foot we solve the riddle of life.
· El error de los 12 espías y Leandro Taub
        por Colette
Dios dispone de nuestro libre albedrío como un gran laberinto y nos coloca en el...
· A Little Controversy
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
...asking us, in a manner unbiased by political correctness, to put the facts on the table...
August 11
· Dama de la Noche, Queen of the Night Orchid
        by Laura Honse
...these very intricate flowers only last for one night...
· Biography, Exploring the Cycles of Life
        by Bonnie Baker
...how we integrate the broken or hidden parts of self into our identity...
· Biografía, explorando los ciclos de la vida
        por Bonnie Baker
Biografía proporciona un contexto importante para revelar y explorar nuestros mayores potenciales
· 12 Astrology Banners
        San Miguel Sunday
...full of colorful whimsical creatures and beings created by six different artists...
· Prayers for the Dead, Rain and Tortillas
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I offer up my prayers for the murdered on both sides of the border...
August 4
· More Than the Desert Business: the Puente del Carmen Cooperative
        by Sheryl Woodhouse
"It can be so cathartic to finally be able to open up and talk about these things"
· Tragedy and Redemption in San Miguel
        by Colette
As if that weren't enough, she recorded the animal's suffering on video...
· Tragedia y Redención en San Miguel
        por Colette
Como si eso no fuera suficiente, grabó el sufrimiento del animal en video...
· Miles Davis and the Seven Sisters from Sinaloa
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
"It's no fun unless you have someone to share it with."
July 28
· A Hotshot Photographer
        by Pam Walters
He helped Adobe write their manual for Version 1 of Photoshop.
· Treasures of the Otomi Pueblo
        by Glen Rogers
The Otomi women embellish their tortillas with designs using sacred imagery.
Exhibit though August 6
· Taking Risks on the Road to Zihuatanejo
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
I'm going to do whatever anyone, man, woman or child, with an automatic rifle tells me to do.
july / julio 2019
July 21
· "Dino Does Yoga" Does Good, Sofie's Publishing Odyssey
        by Sofie Engström von Alten
...his claws were too "spiky", his teeth were too sharp. A couple of older ladies even thought he resembled a phallus
· The Nona Show, New Yorker Cartoonist Victoria Roberts
        by Irma Kirkenstein
"If you cast your fate to the wind, it has to be very very windy."
Thurs-Sun, July 25-28
· Mercado Ignacio Ramirez, Real-deal Mexican Local Style Shopping
        by Anagha Godbole
Anagha Godbole has been one of the Top 5 Master Chef India contestants.
· Antonio Lozoya, International Festival of Jazz
        by Antonio Lozoya
I have been able to verify that the world is one, and music is the universal language.
Dinner and 2 Shows, Fri. July 26
· Four Is Enough, Thanksgiving in July
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
For a tough guy from Hartford, Connecticut that says a lot.
July 14
· The Great Storm of the End of June
        by César Arias de la Canal
We are at the beginning of the rainy season. What's next?
· La Gran Tormenta del Final de Junio
        por César Arias de la Canal
Estamos en el inicio de la temporada de lluvias. ¿Qué sigue?
· Building Bridges, Not Walls, Bilingual Youth Theater in SMA
        by Jessica Espinoza
Most of these kids had never before even set foot in a real theater...
· Mind Games, the Mystery of Consciousness
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Consciousness, our most common experience, cannot in any way be explained by scientific understanding.
July 7
· Turning Back Alzheimer's, "Defeating Dementia" in San Miguel
        by Pam Walters
I didn’t know him back then, but Mac is sharp as a tack today.
· Mexican Bingo, a Colorful, Educational Experience
        by Joseph Toone
Popular cards include the sirena (mermaid), dama (lady), catrin (fancy man) and barracho (the drunk).
· Noises in the Neighborhood
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
Someone tried to poison the dogs of the neighbor across the street, twice.
June 30
· Poker Faces
        by Ann Marie Jackson
The most successful expats... are those who can keep a poker face and refrain from shouting out their knee-jerk reactions...
· Women's Demons, the Feminine Shadow
        by Azzah Manukova
"Our world will change with the wisdom of women breaking apart the mold of patriarchy.” -Dali Lama
The Negative Feminine - panel discussion, Friday, July 5
· A New Approach to an Ancient Art, The Tarot of the Tavern
        San Miguel Sunday
It is a bridge to connect with the deep wisdom of our own soul and also an open door for imagination.
· Things are Different Today
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
The chief part of learning to love ourselves involves accepting our incapacity.
june / junio 2019
June 23
· Discovering the Great Cave Murals of the Baja Peninsula
        by Lorin R. Robinson
Were they painted by a race of giants as natives of the region believed?
· Looking You in the Eyes
        by Pat Hall
"All you Americans and Canadians never make eye contact. We Mexicans always make eye contact. Why don't you look at us?"
· How Can I Miss You If You Don't Go Away?
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
...admiting the world's inherent unreasonableness allows you to make more informed decisions...
June 16
· Welcome to San Miguel Sunday
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
In the grand tradition of Sunday publishing we offer you something to read with your bagel or croissant.
· Dr. Atl, The Forgotten Pioneer of Mexican Muralism
        by Alberto Lenz
...a certain whirlwind of passions that would mark practically all the dimensions of his existence.
· Dr. Atl, El Olvidado Pionero del Muralismo Mexicano
        por Alberto Lenz
... un cierto torbellino de pasiones que marcaría prácticamente todas las dimensiones de su existencia.
· The Prostitute Archetype
        by Carlos Chancellor
...she exposes our hypocrisies, insecurities and shortcomings, but also the road towards inner growth.
· Trump, Fascism and Hysteria
        by Dr. David, Editor / Publisher
When has there been a better time to be a woman, gay or a minority in the US?
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