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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Carnivals and Volcanoes

Before I arrived in San Miguel I had never heard of Divine Mercy, an image of Jesus promising anything can be forgiven and anything is possible.  Suffice to say the Jesus of my Catholic grade school (aptly named More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Pitfalls of Organizing Faith

Yesterday I had a psychologist from Chicago specializing in child molestation on a tour. Wow, she had some scary tales as folks tell me really personal stuff on a tour given my subject matters – faith, history, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Barbie hits the film circuit!

Recently I was asked to write about the approaching Film and Food Festival here in town where folks view food-focused films and enjoy film related treats from local restaurants and chefs.  It made me wonder about More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 29th, 2018

February Second, All You Need to Know

As happens on September 8th with both Mary’s birthday and the feast of Our Lady of Loreto (both featuring popular around the town processions, music and parties at two churches on the same square), February second More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Ajijic: Mexico’s expat paradise on the lake

The city of San Miguel Allende sucks all the air out of the room when the conversation turns to expatriate life in Mexico. While San Miguel Allende has been garnering lots of awards for its quality of life and general More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Why are you here?

This is a question I frequently ask myself when I’m not currently having fun.  It’s my mind snap to either get more involved with the situation so the fun level increases or step aside and seek another pasture More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Protecting Our Elderly Ex-Pats

Recently one of the local papers ran a profile piece on an elderly ex-pat.  My first thought, as a volunteer with local elderly, was “That’s cool.  It’s always good to make folks (particularly women of an More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Coco in San Miguel

The animated film Coco follows a boy who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

St. Tony, Every Dog’s Best Buddy

St. Anthony the Abbot was a hermit and early monk who lived in seclusion in Egypt’s desert with animals as his only companions. St. Anthony the Abbot’s believed strongly in man’s responsibility to protect More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Riding in the Car with Bears

Today I had the most fun an adult can have with their clothes on! I got to ride in San Miguel’s infamous teddy bear car! Back as a single parent raising my kids on an isolated Atlantic island accessible only by More...