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A Banquet of Temperament
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A Banquet of Temperament

By Tim Hazell Italian scholar and Catholic priest Marcilio Ficino (1433-1499) embodied the ideals of a Renaissance man of his time. His “Book of Life” published 500 years ago advocated simple decisions associated with choices of foods, clothes, ointments, and travel, compatible with each person’s specific histories and needs. It honored individual temperament and the...

THE TRUE TALE OF MEXICO CITY’S MOST DELECTABLE STREET FOOD
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THE TRUE TALE OF MEXICO CITY’S MOST DELECTABLE STREET FOOD

Travel News Mexico News The true tale of Mexico City’s most delectable street food Tacos al pastor—thin slices of pork shaved from a giant tower of layered meat rotating on a spit beside an open grill, piled onto one or two soft tortillas and topped with onions, chopped cilantro, a spear or chunks of pineapple,...

The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps
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The Good and Bad News of Tracking Apps

The Computer Corner There is good news, and there is bad news. The good news is that Apple and Google are partnering to build a Bluetooth-enabled technology that could give everyone with a smartphone an app that will warn them when they are near someone identified as being infected with a contagious disease. The bad...

Vistas San Miguel
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Vistas San Miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. Her new book, Vistas de San Miguel, a collection of these sketches from the...

Hilton Opens First Latin American Canopy Hotel in Cancun
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Hilton Opens First Latin American Canopy Hotel in Cancun

Travel News By Judy Newell Mexico News Hilton debuted its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand in the Caribbean and Latin America with the new Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla, which officially opened this past month. The new, 174-room urban hotel is set in Cancun’s Hotel Zone overlooking Nichupté Bay. Amenities include the Wander Rooftop Bar, an outdoor pool, a shallow chaise lounge soaking pool, and a...

Matching Donation Offer Benefits SPA and SPA Dogs to DC
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Matching Donation Offer Benefits SPA and SPA Dogs to DC

By Megan Gabel This is the special matching offer: Not only will 100 percent of your donation apply to the annual cost of feeding our resident cats and dogs, but each donation to our Pet Food Money Bank through May 31, up to a total of US$3,000, will be matched by an anonymous donation to...

Ratatouille – Mediterranean Nuance
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Ratatouille – Mediterranean Nuance

By Tim Hazell Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish sometimes referred to as ratatouille niçoise. Recipes and cooking times differ widely, but common ingredients include tomato, garlic, onion, courgette (zucchini), aubergine (eggplant), bell pepper, and any combination of leafy green herbs common to the region. The word ratatouille derives from the French Occitan...

Do Not Submit to Online Blackmail
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Do Not Submit to Online Blackmail

The Computer Corner For many people, social distancing has meant spending more time at home and more time online. Criminals are not letting a good epidemic go to waste. Although criminology is not my area of expertise, I don’t believe expertise is required to understand the obvious about criminal enterprises. There is a new twist...