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Living in an Upended World: Let in the fresh air!
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Living in an Upended World: Let in the fresh air!

Temperature monitoring, disinfectant gels, masks, sanitation crews wiping surfaces in public spaces, city portals with disinfectant sprays, and footwear cleaning mats are all part of the hygiene-theater meant to combat the spread of the pandemic. But one measure is hardly spoken of - ventilation.

Fear and Trembling During the Pandemic
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Fear and Trembling During the Pandemic

This is embarrassing, but I find myself scared and anxious about Covid. I’m afraid to leave the house, and I’ve had several anxiety attacks, worrying sick about catching the virus. Some of my friends laugh it off and think I’m overreacting. Am I overreacting? Am I just being paranoid?

Is Your Hard Drive the Biggest and Fastest?
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Is Your Hard Drive the Biggest and Fastest?

I imagine a scene that could have taken place in some corporate boardroom of a company that manufactures hard disks. Present at the meeting were the CEO of the company, head of the marketing department, and an engineer. The exchange could have gone something like this:

Weekly Horoscopes: September 20
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Weekly Horoscopes: September 20

All Signs: I believe that in the next few months, we will discover information and data that has been withheld. There will be surprise about this new information that comes to light. Meanwhile, this is also a time when many of us might doubt something, especially our abilities.

Dada Anti-Artists Jean Arp and Man Ray
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Dada Anti-Artists Jean Arp and Man Ray

There is no consensus surrounding the origin of the Dada movement’s name. The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined about 1913 by experimental painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp to denote works that challenged accepted definitions of art and aesthetics.

Help the SPA by Sponsoring a Casita
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Help the SPA by Sponsoring a Casita

“Casita” is the fancy name we use for an animal’s residence at the SPA. The only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in SMA, the Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, A.C.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The email message I received read: “I got a message from somewhere and I think it said something about how I have to sign up with Windows or somebody so Google can download my iPad to Facebook in the cloud. What should I do?”