Tag archive for ‘Joseph Toone’
By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

What Happened Here?

by Joseph Toone It is great fun to explore the ancient haciendas around town, from our oldest, Tirado, to the horror-movie-featured ruins of the biggest hacienda home in the Americas, Hacienda Jaral More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Pandemic cruelty on Social Media

by Joseph Toone In the last few weeks social media has been bombarded with viciousness from foreigners.  Granted, ex-pats are not known for always being kind and loving, especially when we can write anonymously, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Untying Your Life’s Knots

As a child, I adored putting on marionette shows but anytime the strings got tangled I had to go to my Mom to have them put right again.  That, in a nutshell, is the point to the image of Mary, Untier of Knots. Mary, More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Disturbingly Delightful Ditty

As bad, but still, luck would have it, the week before the virus hit town a year ago my favorite dance student stumbled breaking her leg and hip.  Hips heal somewhat fast, but in your 80s major bone More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Saints and Sinners, Same Thing

Saints abound in San Miguel de Allende!  On buildings, street signs, daily greetings and villages around town but what, exactly, is a saint? A saint is a person who is recognized as having an More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 1st, 2021

The Model for Mexican Masculinity

The Model for Mexican Masculinity St. Joseph is mentioned only eight times in the New Testament. Prior to the late medieval period, Church doctrine rarely noticed him.  However, in 1555 this humble More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

San Miguel de Allende Xmas Films Premiering

Unwrap the gift of San Miguel de Allende’s unique Christmas traditions that are an extraordinary mixture of an ancestral pagan past and the Catholic faith. These films are the secrets behind what we More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

F*** Off, Coronavirus, I’m Coloring

When quarantining began I figured it was a good time to produce an adult coloring book based on the Otomi-made Mexican Maria dolls.  The coloring books promoted the doll makers’ art and I’d have free More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Comparative, and Chocolate-y, Economics

As always in life, when the future is cloudy, I’ve looked around to see what other folks in my same boat, but different seas, were up to.  So, for the virus’ effects on tourism-based economies I started More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Today’s Trends in Street Art

An exciting aspect of living in San Miguel is discovering, nearly daily, new mural projects all around town from a city with a long history of supporting public art!  From the time More...