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April 2012

April 2012
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Editor’s Letter

What kind of person doesn’t like Spring? She wears off the shoulder sweaters in pastel colors, she has a little skip in her step and when she is happy everything glows. My whole life it seems everyone has been in love with Spring. Her virtues were obvious and the message clear- only the cold hearted could not welcome her with open arms…. well, I am one of those people. Continue reading Editor’s Letter

SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY – The Heart and Lungs of México: Chapultepec Park

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 6.13.42 PMBy Carole Reedy

Bosque de Chapultepec, Grasshopper Hill, Chapultepec Park–all names referring to the wonder of this Garden of Eden, smack dab in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world. No other city can lay claim to a park that includes nine museums, a zoo, lakes, movies, theater, concerts, a castle, an amusement park, and more. Continue reading SPRINGTIME IN THE CITY – The Heart and Lungs of México: Chapultepec Park

Mico-lógica Alters our Perception of the Magic of Mushrooms in Oaxaca

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 6.08.16 PMAlvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.

When we think of mushrooms and Oaxaca the first thing which comes to mind is María Sabina, Huautla de Jiménez, and hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms. But slowly that’s all changing as a result of the groundbreaking work in mycology of Josefina Jiménez and Johann Mathieu, through their company Mico-lógica. Continue reading Mico-lógica Alters our Perception of the Magic of Mushrooms in Oaxaca

Love and Romance on the Oaxacan Riviera: You Told Us!

By Marcia Chaiken and Jan Chaiken

Love and romance is alive and well on the Oaxacan Riviera, according to the readers who responded to our February survey. Some of our more jaded readers said that their lack of a love life disqualified them from responding. But many of you were willing to share your advice – even if a bit tongue in cheek. Continue reading Love and Romance on the Oaxacan Riviera: You Told Us!

Huatulco Green Expo 2012 Success!

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 6.03.02 PMBy Marion Barkhouse and Larry Woelfel

The first annual Green Expo held in Huatulco at Hotel Las Brisas was rated a success by exhibitors and visitors. There were 17 exhibitors signed up for the 3 day event, which occurred the last weekend in February. They included green building components, crafts, organic foods and household products created from sustainable materials and many organizations involved in keeping Huatulco on the path of sustainability. Continue reading Huatulco Green Expo 2012 Success!

Chess

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 5.59.59 PMBy William Kinbacher

My first chess games were against my father and brothers but I can’t recall actually learning the movements of pieces or strategy. Chess is a game that once learned becomes a part of your life and something you return to ever determined to develop your ability and overcome an opponent. Like many things in life it is something you can devote hours to the study of. Unlike many games there is no luck or chance in chess. It is a game built on a defined set of rules and ability comes through hard work developing your skill in the multitude of strategies of the game. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what level your game is at. From beginner to grand master everyone can find a partner to play against who is at your level. To improve though, one must find better players to play against so that your game can develop. Continue reading Chess

Señorita Manners

You have your plane ticket, the hotel is booked and you have time off work! What more do you need? When visiting another country it is always helpful to get accustomed to the traditions and manners that will be expected of us. Navigating those waters however is not always easy or evident. Despite the “When in Rome….” attitude most people adopt, the Huatulco Eye mailbox fills with readers asking us to please print some guidelines. To be fair most of us don’t know when we have made a major faux pas or paso en falso in español! Continue reading Señorita Manners

Huatulco Being

Screen Shot 2015-11-05 at 5.54.48 PMBy Kathy Taylor

On the evening of March 2 , over 70 people gathered in the remarkably perfect Sueño Del Mar storefront gallery to view the exhibit “Huautlco Being” by American artist and Huatulco part-time resident Jim Spicka. Some of the pieces were representative of his tropical lifestyle and surroundings, taking obvious inspiration from places and elements we here call home – quite literally, Hagia Sofia, the Gales of Tehuantepec and Pluma Hidalgo. The Blanca series, although named after 3 of Huatulco’s populated bays, Chahue, Conejos and Arrocito, are almost austere, clean and simple, unlike the busy beaches of their namesakes. But it is with Going Bamboo, and Secret Garden, that the artist seems to be most at home, and is comfortable letting the viewer create his or her own context. Continue reading Huatulco Being