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I Planted Roots in Mexico-Texas Sage

By Tommy Clarkson from the April 2018 Edition Leucophyllum frutescens Family: Scrophulariaceae Also known as: Texas Ranger, Texas Rain Sage, Texas Barometer Bush, Texas Silverleaf, Ash-Bush, Wild Lilac, Purple Sage or Cenizo On the left side of Calle Loma Bonita driving...
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A Story of Evolution and Living in Mexico

A Story of Evolution and Living in Mexico

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the April 2018 Edition Well into our retirement life now, we are heading into our second year of living full time in Manzanillo. It’s a process that began over ten years ago when we dove in head...
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2nd Annual Tournament

2nd Annual Tournament

By John Chalmers from the April 2018 Edition What does an Italian ball game with ancient roots going back to Roman times have in common with American and Canadian Snowbirds? Simple answer: the game is bocce and the Snow-birds play it...
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How to Adjust for Today’s Higher Interest Rates

How to Adjust for Today’s Higher Interest Rates

By Yann Kostic and Tom Zachystal from the March 2018 Edition Recent months have brought a number of personal finance changes, including a rise in interest rates that will affect some of the terms for borrowing money and accessing credit. In December...
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At the Movies -The Greatest Showman

At the Movies -The Greatest Showman

By Suzzane Marshall from the March 2018 Edition Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zack Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya Director: Michael Gracey The Greatest Showman is a musical drama inspired by the reputedly true story of P.T. Barnum, said to have...
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Dancing Around the World in Mexico

Dancing Around the World in Mexico

By John Chalmers from the March 2018 Edition Four months after their second successful Canadian tour in four years, the ballet folklórico dancers of Casa Hogar Los Angelitos (CHLA) returned to the stage for an entirely new and colorful presentation of dance...
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Port of Manzanillo in 2018

Port of Manzanillo in 2018

By Terry Sovil from the March 2018 Edition 1971 was a turning point for the Port of Manzanillo. A new administration was introduced, smoothing relationships between workers and management/owners. The National Commission for Port Coordination was put in charge...
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I Planted Roots in Mexico – Pepperface

I Planted Roots in Mexico – Pepperface

By Tommy Clarkson from the March 2018 Edition Peperomia obtusifolia Family: Peperacease Also known as: Baby Rubber Plant, Jade Plant, Blunt-leaved Peperomia, Marble Peperomia, Florida Peperomia or American Rubber Plant Thriving worldwide throughout the tropic...
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A Troubled Bridge Over Water

A Troubled Bridge Over Water

By John Clamers from the March 2018 Edition I remember well the first time I heard the great song by Simon and Garfunkel, ‘’Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Here in Mexico, where my wife, Linda, and I escape Alberta’s winter, the song...
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Striped Dracaena

Striped Dracaena

ByTommy Clarkson from the March 2018 Edition Family: Agavaceae Also known as: Dragon Tree Dracaena is the Greek word for “female dragon.” In turn, the thickened sap of this plant, supposedly, resembles dragon’s blood. (However, in that it’s been some ...
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