Category Archives: February 2013

February 2013

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Editor’s Letter

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ― Neil Gaiman

Oh Neil Gaiman you are so right! I have known plenty of rational wonderful people turn absolutely bonkers over love. In this ever more rational world the human heart continues to baffle us, but one truth is that whatever makes you feel this good, will undoubtedly make you feel just as bad- this rule applies to tequila as well! Continue reading Editor’s Letter

‘Huatulco Being’ Art Show

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Jim Spicka’s second annual art exhibition ‘Huatulco Being’ will open on Friday, February 8, with a wine-and-tapas reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Even more cosmopolitan than last year, the exhibition also features the work of Huatulco artist Rafael Ortega.  Co-hosted by ReMax Huatulco in the first-floor commercial space of the Sueno del Mar condominiums, donated by Uli and Maria Kaufhold, the reception will be followed by two mornings of a studio open house (Saturday and Sunday, February 9th and 10th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm).  Once again, the exhibition will benefit the Bacaanda (El Sueno Zapoteco) Foundation.  Continue reading ‘Huatulco Being’ Art Show

Rigoletto: MET Opera Live in HD

By Carole Reedy

This is my favorite opera, no doubt about it. Opening night in 1851 was a triumph and the opera a box-office success for La Fenice. Since then, it has become a staple of the standard repertoire and appears as number 10 on the Operabase list of the most frequently performed operas worldwide between 2006 and 2010.  Mark your calendar now because this new production by Michael Mayer has everyone talking. Continue reading Rigoletto: MET Opera Live in HD

Sweets for the Sweet

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On Valentine’s Day in Mexico, just as in the rest of the Americas, it is traditional to give and receive candy or chocolate or sweets to show your love and affection. Expressions of love and friendship are a bit more typical in Mexico, and you shouldn’t be surprised to receive a sweet treat from a good friend or relative. Obviously, the intent is no different than giving or receiving a big heart shaped box of chocolates, but here, a talavera platter full of Mexican dulces just might be headed your way. Continue reading Sweets for the Sweet

Collectively Supporting Huatulco’s Children: A Bring-A-Book-Breakfast

By Marcia Chaiken and Jan Chaiken

The library in La Crucecita is so small that many people pass by without realizing it exists.  After school, many children actually line up to enter the diminutive reading room.  The librarian there is passionate about outreach to Huatulco’s children and increasing their literacy. Continue reading Collectively Supporting Huatulco’s Children: A Bring-A-Book-Breakfast

Flag Day

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Whenever a Mexican asks me when my birthday is and I tell them the date, they inevitably say “Día de la Bandera”. Young, old, it doesn’t matter, every Mexican knows what day they celebrate their National Flag. It always amazes me that they know this little bit of trivia; because in my home country, that is exactly what it seems to be – trivia or trivial. I would guess that less than 20% of my countrymen could tell you when Flag Day is in the USA. Continue reading Flag Day

Forgotten Novels of Love

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By Carole Reedy

When we are in love, our love is too big a thing for us to be able altogether to contain it within ourselves. It radiates towards the loved one, finds there a surface which arrests it, forcing it to return to its starting-point, and it is this repercussion of our own feeling which we call the other’s feelings and which charms us more then than on its outward journey because we do not recognize it as having originated in ourselves.  Continue reading Forgotten Novels of Love

Tortilla Soup for the Soul

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”

― Anaïs Nin

One Saturday morning in Mexico City I had a dental emergency and was forced to call a dentist who offered 24 hour service.  It was 7 AM and she agreed to meet me by 9.  The rather archaic looking office in the back of a building caused my husband and me to look at each other questioningly, but the pain was “exquisite” so in we went.  After taking an X-ray,  Dra. Blanca determined that the problem was beyond her scope of ability… but she knew an excellent endo-dentist.  Since it would take some time for the reinforcements to arrive she suggested we go somewhere for breakfast together.  On the way we stopped at a pharmacy where she got something to help me cope with the pain.  We had a lovely time and when the specialist arrived I was feeling a bit better.  Continue reading Tortilla Soup for the Soul