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Bonnie Lee Black wrote: I like to think that this pretty little book has something for everyone: For those who like to read, there are eighteen short personal essays on food and travel themes. For those who like to bake dessert tarts, there are twenty-five of my favorite sweet tart recipes, many...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 06, 2020 3:13 am.

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Sitting pretty in a Silla Calavera.

In my effort to “step away” from the US election news, I went in search of the fourteen chairs of the “Silla Calavera” project scattered throughout restaurants and hotels in the city — a creative and calorie-burning distraction! The project arose as an idea to spread the traditions of Oaxaca through artistic creations using an ...

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 05, 2020 8:06 pm.

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bob barker wants you.

Yesterday, we were talking about life cycles in Mexico (a day like the others -- and no other). Here comes another. One of the big adjustments I had to make when I moved to Mexico was the lack of seasons. I had a friend in Minnesota who claimed Californians did not age because they did not have to survive hard winters; their days just melded from one day into another day just like it. That is not true for the area of Mexico where I live. We have seasons. Two of them. One of them is dry and warm. The other is wet and hot. The former passes as winter, the latter as summer. This year our summer seemed to be hotter and less wet (if you do not count the torrential rains that brought the August flood) than usual. And the heat has lingered longer than usual. We have started November and the temperature and humidity are doing a very good impression of early September. Now, I have absolutely no scientific data to back up that assertion. The heat may just be one of those

Published by mexpatriate at November 05, 2020 10:54 am.

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FREE Herb Books.

So do I have a treat for you! In this post you can find, not one, not two, but three free herb ebooks for you today! Ultimate Bundles has released The Home Remedies Recipe Toolkit in advance of the Herbs Continue reading

Published by Surviving Mexico at November 05, 2020 9:01 am.

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Chile and its plebiscite: the session opens.

For the first time in my memory, a popular election in Chile produced such a resounding result. The Plebiscite voted on October 25 not only approved the option for a new Constitution in a proportion of four fifths: to a similar extent it won the option for a Constituent Convention to elect its 155 members by popular vote.

Published by Nexos at November 05, 2020 7:58 am.

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PIEs, what are they and why?

Since the nationalization of the electrical industry in 1960, the sector has undergone several changes. In the 70s of the last century everyone was allowed to generate energy to satisfy their own needs, then they were allowed to generate in one place, consume in another and pay for the "porting" of energy.

Published by Nexos at November 05, 2020 7:56 am.

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Fermented or Unfermented Soy?

As you can see at the start of my video Fermented or Unfermented Soy Foods for Prostate Cancer Prevention?, there is an enormous variation in ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 05, 2020 7:00 am.

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a day like the others -- and no other.

There is a cost for being attuned to one's environment. Today was similar to my recent days in Mexico. I arose early to share a pot of tea with the creatures that visit me in the early morning. The hummingbird who pays no attention to me. The two fledgling doves who are increasing my future as a guano lord. The Inca dove and her nestling who cower at my approach and are certain I am going to eat both of them in a chili pie. And the black vultures who gracefully fly arcs around the communication tower before flying off on an offal venture. Along with the supporting cast of dragonflies, bees, wasps, and other critters who treat my swimming pool as an oasis in the Serengeti. And, of course, the occasional snake. This morning they were joined by a bat Dora had conjured up from the utility alcove. Same cycle, slightly altered. There is something comforting in their regularity. But, even in their predictability, a slight variation will occur. Instead of flying to her usua

Published by mexpatriate at November 04, 2020 8:13 pm.

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Mexico’s Tipping Culture.

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexican trading culture. "La Propina" is appropriate in many everyday situations and this article helps you get acquainted with them

Published by Mexperience at November 04, 2020 12:00 pm.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Ten.

Above, Peacock Alley merging New Yorks Waldorf and Astoria into one luxurious hotel Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Nine Emma Bentzen Koehler, August 1911 Missus Koehler, I have a telegram for you, says the clerk behind the desk, before awkwardly sprawling across the counter to lean down and place the envelope in Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Ten

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 04, 2020 11:21 am.

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Coronavirus Dashboard November 4, 2020.

Latest Changes: SMA: 1 new death, 13 new cases, 71 active confirmed cases. GTO: 20 new deaths, 364 new cases. MEX: 493 new deaths. SMA: 37 deaths, 714 confirmed, 41 suspected, 606 recovered. SMA: 36 deaths, 701 confirmed, 37 suspected, 597 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 04, 2020 4:05 am.

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a good story is better than facts.

Mexico is filled with interesting stories.
Some are based on fact. Others are more creative with the truth. The genesis myth of the word "gringo" is a perfect example. You can still hear tourist guides reeling off interesting tales that the word was a slur-taunt by Mexican peasants urging the green-clad American soldiers of 1846 to go home. “Green go.” That version never made sense for at least two reasons: its internal inconsistencies and the fact the American soldiers in that era wore blue. You will still hear people repeating the story even though linguists long ago debunked it. “Gringo" dates back to at least the early 1700s in Spain and was used to refer to a non-native speaker of Spanish. Probably, derived from the Spanish word for "Greek" -- as in, it is all Greek to me. If used as it was initially, it would not apply simply to a specific nationality. And there is another, which is the topic of today’s essay. How San Patricio got its name. There are ple

Published by mexpatriate at November 03, 2020 6:52 pm.

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Administrative Court suspends the sanctions of the Ministry of Public Function against Nexos.

On the morning of Tuesday, November 3, the Federal Administrative Court of Justice published a notification, on its website, stating that Nexos, Sociedad Ciencia y Literatura SA de CV, has been granted a provisional suspension of the sanctions imposed by the Secretariat of the Public function last August. The company name Nexos, Sociedad, Ciencia y Literatura, covers the activity of the Nexos Magazine and Ediciones Cal y Arena.

Published by Nexos at November 03, 2020 1:29 pm.

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2400 Units of Vitamin D a Day for Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia, one of the most common joint and muscle diseases, afflicting millions of Americans, is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by other symptoms, ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 03, 2020 7:00 am.

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A Look at Getting Lab Work Done in Mexico.

I normally begin my morning by reading the morning news online, drinking a couple of cups of black coffee and...

Published by Two Expats Mexico at November 03, 2020 5:30 am.

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Coronavirus Dashboard November 3, 2020.

Latest Changes: SMA: 6 new cases, 68 active confirmed cases. GTO: 23 new deaths, 244 new cases. MEX: 205 new deaths. SMA: 36 deaths, 701 confirmed, 37 suspected, 597 recovered. SMA: 36 deaths, 695 confirmed, 55 suspected, 590 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and 7 day moving...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 03, 2020 4:50 am.

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Skeletons, catrinas & catrines for Leo.

For my skeleton loving grandson, the 2020 skeletons, catrinas, and catrines hanging around Oaxaca. Seen on the sidewalks, businesses, and balconies of Oaxaca on November 1 and 2 — during these days we welcome and celebrate with our departed.

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 02, 2020 6:05 pm.

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breaking bread from hawaii.

"You have no idea how to cook authentic Italian food." My friend Dan Agostini must have told me that a hundred times since I first met him in the 1970s. Usually, I had just committed some unforgivable travesty using onions and garlic in a dish when a Calabrian grandmother would not use either. Or, the ultimate transgression: using Spanish olive oil -- in anything. Some of you may remember my friend Jack Brock, who died here in a freak bicycle accident four years ago. He loved food, especially Mexican food. But he was a stickler for authenticity. If offered a plates of _chiles en nogada_ that did not contain exactly the correct number of ingredients, he would reject it as a fraud. Unlike Jack and Dan, I am not a traditionalist when it comes to food. My general rule is to never cook or eat the same dish twice. I understand traditional cooking. That is how I learned to cook. Abstract artists first must master the art of drawing before they venture down their own path.

Published by mexpatriate at November 02, 2020 12:16 pm.

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Mexico Is Still Welcoming Americans.

Simon Black, Founder, SovereignMan.com, says Americans always threaten to leave for Canada if the election goes badly. He suggests there are many other places to escape to. Mexico is the country that the US federal government has tried so hard to block for immigration purposes. Yet, in an ironic twist of fate, Mexico is still welcoming Americans. One of the few countries that do.
According to Simon Black, “Right now, US citizens have limited options for international travel. But Mexico is still open, including to Americans.
**Mexico Is Still Welcoming Americans**
“You can enter Mexico without a visa and stay for up to 180 days, no questions asked.
“One of our Sovereign Man team members did this recently, enjoying a great deal of freedom on Mexico’s Gulf coast, as well as a fantastic lifestyle at a minimal cost.
“He told us recently that he went to a barber and paid just $4 for a haircut (including a generous tip), then treated his family to a delicious lunch at a great restauran

Published by Mexico Calling at November 02, 2020 11:37 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Nine.

Above, Houston Street streetcar approaches Alamo Plaza Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Eight Andrew Stevens, July 1911 I feel deeply slighted you have not spent more evenings with me during our wives absence, Otto, scolds the Colonel jokingly. We should devote more time to late-night cards and drinks. He winks. Wenn die Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Nine

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 02, 2020 8:38 am.

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