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Criollos

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the December 2017 Edition The Criollo is a term which, in modern times, has diverse meanings, but is most commonly associated with Latin Americans who are of full or near full Spanish descent, distinguishing them…

Spending Money to Save Time May Make Us Happier

By Yann Kostic and Tom Zachystal from the December 2017 Edition As free time shrinks, along with our tolerance for time-consuming, unpleasant household tasks, one recent study may have an answer: buy back your time. Results of the study appeared…

The Aztec Owl

By Kirby Vickery from the December 2017 Edition Of late, I have been writing articles about animals and other objects and how each one of them fit into Aztec Mythology. I do this when I’m not in Manzanillo. While there,…

At the Movies-The Mountain Between Us

By Suzanne Marshall from the December 2017 Edition Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges Director: Hany Abu-Assad “Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they…

I Planted in Mexico-Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree

By Tommy Clarkson from the December 2017 Edition Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Schefflera arboricola ‘Variegata’ Family: Araliaceae Also known as: Dwarf Schefflera, Hawaiian Schefflera, Umbrella Plant, Queensland Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree or Arboricola I acquired our initial Variegated Dwarf Umbrella…

Interesting Local Creatures Part 2

By Terry Sovil from the December 2017 Edition In Part 1, we talked about Christmas Tree Worms, Tube Blennies, Sea Cucumbers and Tiger Snake Eels. Those are critters I look for and enjoy watching on every dive. Manzanillo has a…

I planted Roots in Mexico-Toddy Palm

By Tommy Clarkson from the December 2017 Edition Toddy Palm Caryota urens Family: Arecaceae Also known as: Solitary Fishtail Palm, Wine Palm or Jaggery Palm “OK Tommy, ‘I’ll admit to having had a toddy or two in my life, so…

Beachside Living What I’ve Learned the Hard Way

By Suzzane Marshall from the December 2017 Edition Part One The dream came true. Here we are retired in a beautiful tropical paradise, smack on the beach in our small, but lovely, second floor condo. The port of Manzanillo is…

At the Movies- Geostorm

By Suzzane Marshall from the December 2017 Edition Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish Director: Dean Devlin “When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Pro-gram: a world-wide network of satellites,…

Mérida

By Dan and Lisa Goy series from the December 2017 Edition January 26-28, 2016 (Days 20-22) After three weeks into our 90-day “Mexican Adventure”, our group was really in the groove and the gang was up and ready to say…