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Lokkal magazine/revista San Miguel de Allende
august / agosto 2016

· A Border Story
        Dorte Grenaa
13 times have I been over the border... arrested 4 times on the way and sent back. Finally, they said they had my fingerprints and photo so I mustn't come again.
· From Trail Blazing on Wall Street to Trail Riding in SMA
        Brenda Sexton
My career on Wall Street was all about developing relationships and trust in business. I use all those same skills here in the country.
· San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Opens
        Alexis White
...when the singer's voice, body, breath, dramatic intention and musicality function together in harmony and freedom, real artistry can be achieved.
· Inside the Fourth Wall: Microteatro
        Rebecca Hartmann
...writers and actors who had heard of each other but never met… come together at this theater and have been delighted with the talent they encounter.
· Hemp Seeds: cannabis with health benefits, but, alas, no buzz
        Miquette Dobros
...because of its unique nutritional profile, it is now referred to as a superfood that provides many health benefits.
· Cowgirl Jean Gerber: without reservations
        Brenda Sexton
...we packed, drove straight into El Centro, and never looked back... we never really did have a 'plan B.'
· Mothers and Sons: telenova relationships
        Joseph Toone
...whether you are a helicopter parent or... a slow-moving ceiling fan... you simply need to have faith.
· From The Editor: Shall we dance?
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor
My attempts to duplicate John Travolta’s “Saturday Night Fever” moves looked more like R. Crumb’s Keep on Truckin’ character...
· Gabriela Mistral y Pablo Neruda en San Miguel.
        Eva Luz Villalón Turrubiates
Entre los años de 1941 y 1942 dos visitantes muy especiales pasaron por nuestro pueblo.
· Jesus, Mary and Joseph Toone
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor
"There are fireworks that scare my dog." Sure they do, but do you know why there are fireworks? It’s not about your dog.
· Falling in Love with Mexican Cuisine: inherited or acquired taste?
        Eleanor Stevens
A Conversation with Chef Alfonso López de Anda
· ¿El gusto por la comida mexicana se hereda o se adquiere?
        Eleanor Stevens
Una conversación con el chef Alfonso López de Anda
· We Know You Are Out There
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july / julio 2016

· Female Chefs: 34 women who have leveled SMA's culinary playing field
        Susan York
For years, women have done remarkable things in the Mexican kitchen. What makes these women special is... incredible drive and supportive mentors...
· Capturing Life, Culture and Architecture of SMA: Neal Smith-Willow
        Karen Sweetland
My muse resides in my mind’s eye—she is a tall, slender woman with long red hair who wears a long flowing white robe.
· The Woman on the 200 Peso Bill: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
        Joseph Toone
Her writings enhanced the spiritual profile of the saints, an important aspect of Mexican faith to this day.
· La Magia del Agua y San Miguel de Allende
        Eva Luz Villalón Turrubiates
Una antigua leyenda local dice que quien bebe agua del manantial del Chorro, regresa a San Miguel.
· At Home on the Range: Meagan Burns, former vegan, finds happiness as cattle rancher
        Brenda Sexton
I am covered head to toe in tallow right now, which is why dogs keep coming up and licking me.
· Traveling Minstrel Comes to Rest in SMA: Musician, songwriter Jason Robert Blum
        Woody Price
I am really digging meeting the musicians in this town and hope some of the magic rubs off on me.
· A Man of Few Words: SMA author pares lengthy tome down to fighting weight
        Mitch Ditkoff
Michelangelo... explained... his process for sculpting his iconic David. “I simply took away everything that wasn’t.”
· Chocolate: Super food, super health benefits
        Miquette Dobros
It enhances your libido, releasing the same brain chemical realized when you experience a deep feeling of love.
· One Crazy Day: Dia de Los Locos through the eyes of Donald Trump
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor
The jeers are good-natured, considering Trump’s abysmal track record with Mexico and Mexicans.
· Time is on Their Side
Mexico is a wake-up call for people who pride themselves on being on time.
· Fabrica la Aurora Art Walk
        Brenda Sexton
Despite a very hectic weekend with festivals and Fourth of July events, a vibrant crowd still turned out for a beautiful evening.
· Niñají Comics (parts 1 & 2)
        Alfonso López de Anda and Isis Rodríguez
Humorous, thoughtful art to comment on social issues and the empowerment of women.
· Las Historietas de Niñají (1a, 2a partes)
        Alfonso López de Anda and Isis Rodríguez
Comentarios humorísticos y pensativos sobre temas sociales, en especial el empoderamiento de la mujer.
· Under the Spreading PC Radar: How many roads must a person walk down?
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor
In our efforts not to offend anyone, everyone is walking on eggshells and speaking euphemistically.
· Buscamos Artículos en Español
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june / junio 2016

· Talking Tattoo: for body artist Rodolfo Calva beauty is truly skin deep
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor
“When I was young my dad told me, ‘Anything but a tattoo. You’ll never get a job. That’s for convicts and prostitutes.’”
· Cooking: the Art of Feeling: Interview with Chef Alfonso López de Anda
        Eleanor Stevens
I feel that the smells, the colors, and the sensations are bringing me closer to my ancestors.
· Cocina: el arte de sentir: una entrevista con el chef Alfonso López de Anda
        Eleanor Stevens
Nada cura mi hambre, como la comida amorosa de mi madre.
· Fabrica la Aurora Art Walk - pictorial
        Brenda Sexton
free ice cream provided by new purveyor Jorge Garay, whose family has owned Fabrica Aurora since the 1930s
· Kentucky Derby Day - SMA
        Brenda Sexton
The mint juleps and Derby hats were sensational. My horse didn’t win, but with all the festivities who could have a bad time?
· That Bird Has Flown: advice for visitors
‘Maybe’ is probably ‘no’ and ‘yes’ is ‘maybe.’ Mexicans will not, as a general rule, say ‘no.’ If that drives you nuts, don’t come.
· Standing in the Back of the Bus
        Mitch Ditkoff
I take a step to the side... indicate she should pass... her eyes opening wider, the many laugh lines around her dark eyes deepening.
· John the Baptist’s Hair-Raising Tale
        Joseph Toone
Even after he was beheaded by Salome, John the Baptist always is shown with shampoo-ad worthy long hair.
· In My Father’s Slippered Footsteps
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor
My father... was a devout slipper man - both inside the house and, to my mother’s horror, also in public places.
· El Vergel Bistro Opening
        Brenda Sexton
The opening of El Vergel Bistro was a scrumptious feast of hors d’oeuvres, wine, cheese, fresh-fruit cocktails, with live music.
· The Studio Visit
        Alan Goldfarb
I had never experienced anything like this. It was a truly egalitarian social collective. The more authority that you had, the more you dirtied your hands.
· Kirsten West, the Queen of Salsa and ‘Stone’ Soup
        Brenda Sexton favorite foods are from the street trucks and from the vendors in the Tuesday Market. I’m not into foam, smoke, schmears and designer food.
· Meet Sally Azar, Doce 18’s Creator
        Brenda Sexton
Everyone in the world now knows about San Miguel. It’s where art, culture, gastronomy and hospitality meet. It has become a world city.
· Chia: The tiny seed that packs a wallop
        Miquette Dobros
Although they’ve had continuous use in native areas, it is only recently that chia seeds have been rediscovered and become recognized as a modern-day superfood.
· Niñají Comics (part 1)
        Alfonso López de Anda and Isis Rodríguez
Humorous, thoughtful art to comment on social issues and the empowerment of women
· Las historietas de Niñají (1a parte)
        Alfonso López de Anda and Isis Rodríguez
Comentarios humorísticos y pensativos sobre temas sociales, en especial el empoderamiento de la mujer
· Bewitched by Movies, made in SMA
        Daniel Romero
“Bewitched” chronicles the ups and downs of a young woman who roams between dreams and nightmares, faith of her beliefs, and... of liberal sentiments.
· Hechizados por el cine, hecho en SMA
        Daniel Romero
El grupo sanmiguelense contó con el equipo indispensable y la intuición para resolver las situaciones más complicadas...
· Buscamos artículos en español
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may / mayo 2016

· This Lady Is Zensational
        Brenda Sexton
Meet the most powerful and provocative voice in San Miguel, Lady Zen."I want to change the way people see a queer woman in Mexico. I want to be Mexico’s next Frida Kahlo."
· A Small Bag of Red Berries
        Mitch Ditkoff
She held my gaze for a long time. Like a flower. Like the way a baby, unblinking, looks at a stranger.
· African Dance for Moms and Babies
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor
For Soledad Saburido Alvarez, life is a dance. African music is the world’s original music. With a beat similar to the human heartbeat, it’s very primitive, as is the dancing.
· Celebrando la Alegria de los Ninos
        Dayana Paz
Compartir la vida con un niño es un motivo de aventura y de celebración constante. Nuestros mejores recuerdos vienen de esa época de nuestra vida, cuando éramos niños.
· Sotol: A Spirit from the North
        Rebecca Hartmann
Drinking spirits can be about enjoying the aromas, the tasting notes and the flavors that linger on your tongue.
· The Glitz, The Glam, The Big Opening: Buzz SMA
        Brenda Sexton
Finally, after months of buzz and anticipation, the very glamorous and luxurious Doce 18 has opened. It is architecturally magnificent—an exciting shopping-and-dining emporium.
· Van Doren Metal Art Workshop
        Liz Blair
For father and son metal sculptors, every job’s a job weld-done. Their tools might be considered “old school” because they are not computerized and are meant to make only one product at a time.
· Invest In Your Health With Juices and Smoothies
        Miquette Dobros
Juice moves right through your stomach to your small intestine where the nutrients are absorbed and delivered into your bloodstream.
· May Day 2010
        Judith Gille
A people united can never be defeated. If only we Americans could ever truly achieve the united part.
· ECOlogic: organic landscaping business takes root
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor
We see landscapes as not just yards or patios but as living ecosystems and natural sanctuaries that connect us to nature through our daily interactions.
· Flowering Jacaranda Trees, SMA - video
        Horace Whittlesey
The first time someone sees a jacaranda tree in bloom they may think they’ve spied something out of a fairy tale.
· Talent’s Fine Line
        Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor
If (when painting a portrait) you finish the eye too soon it will keep staring at you and prevent you from completing the rest of the picture.
· Editorial Policy, writers wanted
Does the idea of having your articles and photographs viewed worldwide by thousands of viewers each month interest you?
april / abril 2016

· SMA's Bordello, La Casa de la Turca
      Al Tirado, Barbara Edell Pool, Rubén Morales

· Harold Dean James: poet, playwright, performer, publican
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor

· The Reincarnation of Chico

· Beneficiate Respirando
      Dayana Paz

· King Neptune
      Alan Goldfarb

· Paintings as Archetypal Symbols in Jung’s Red Book
      Rebecca L. Peterson, MA

· Spirulina, Aztec Super-food
      Katie Kohlstedt

· That Old Doppelgänger Of Mine
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor

· Writers: We want you!
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor

· Editorial Policy


The fountain at Cardo
march / marzo 2016

· Pressing Matters, Squeezing Pleasure & Profit from Olives
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor

· Spring is in the Air
      Lou Christine

· Matando Toros
      Al Tirado

· The Mexican Stories; an excerpt, fiction in-progress
      Edward Swift

· Horse Sense, Therapist Helps Horses, Hounds and Humans
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, Editor

· Dos Aves Micro-brews Mega-popular Beers
      Rebecca Hartmann

· History of Open Mic, interview with Phil Roger
      Aphrodite Sanchez

· Hurrying to Make a Tight Connection
      Alan Goldfarb

· From The Editor: Who got the last laugh?
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin

· The Perfume of Life, a review
      Dr David, Publisher Lokkal

· Editorial Policy


february / febrero 2016

· Oscar Torres, as Real as it Gets
      Christine Maynard

· Wizard of Worms, Steve Frandsen Waxes Eloquent
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor

· Picture book perfect, award-winning Duncan Tonatiuh
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor

· Amantes de la Luna
      por Dayana Paz

· Cat(rina) in the Hat, Jayne Halle: hats, heads, mental health
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor

· Questions for Ignacio Allende
      Kathleen Bennett

· Leon
      Alan Goldfarb

· Origins and Roots: the Art of Polly Stark Ortega
      Linda Laino

· Five Openings at Bellas Artes

· Out of the Caves
      Terra Mizwa

· Tapping Nature's Rhythms: Winter Cleansing
      Alicia Rutherford

· From the Editor: Photographers exposed
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin

· Editorial Policy


painting detail by Joy Wade
january / enero 2016

· Discovering San Miguel's Secrets, virtual tour
      Kathleen Bennett

· Woody Price: guitarrista
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor

· Fireflies
      Alan Goldfarb

· Renovacion de los Ciclos Año Nuevo
      Dayana Paz

· Somos Semilla: Una Biblioteca Comunitaria de Semillas
      Soledad Saburido Álvarez

· Sae Otomo: Japanese Multimedia Artist
      Patrick Timothy Mullikin, editor

· Andrew Osta

· Edward Swift
      Art and Artist

· Kathleen Cammarata
      Art and Artist

· Béa Aaronson
      Art and Artist

· Susan Dorf
      Art and Artist

· Masters of Design, part 1
      by Martin Rosenberg, PhD

· Patrick Mullikin
      New Editor for Lokkal Magazine

· Happy New Year / Feliz Año Nuevo
      from San Miguel Events and Lokkal Magazine

photo: David Ziff
december / diciembre 2015

· Incident in Monclova
      Alan Goldfarb

· Interview with Artist Phil Roger
      Aphrodite Sanchez

· The Winter Goddess: Darkness & Interpenetrating Light
      Rebecca Peterson

· Otra economía es posible
      Miguel Angel López

· Reflections on the Day of the Dead
      Lou Christine

· Anecdotario: Casilda sobre el arroyo
      Grissel López

· Joy J. Wade
      Art & Artist

· Ezshwan Winding
      Art & Artist

· Linda Laino
      Art & Artist

· Shannon Reece
      Art & Artist

· Beatriz Castañeda
      Arte y Artista

· Jessica Antonelli
      Art & Artist


photo: David Ziff
november / noviembre 2015

· La Calaca Festival (Oct 30-Nov 2)

· Award-Winning Oaxaca Weaver (Oct 30-31)
      Barbara Erickson

· Entrevista a José Luis Mendoza Aubert
      Grissel López

· The Life and Times of Luis Gasca
      Christine Maynard

· Klaudia Oliver, President of La Calaca Festival
      Barbara Erickson

· José Guadalupe Posada creador de la catrina
      Veniste José

· Celebración de Muertos
      Dayana Paz

· Dia de los Muertos
      Mittie Roger, Sean Reagan

· Instituto's Arts & Crafts Fair, a History (Oct 31-Nov 1)
      Lou Christine

· Irrational Aroma Therapy / Aroma Terapia Irracional
      Eva Luz Soriano-Richards, PhD

· Los colores de la muerte
      Grissel López

· An Artist Finds a New Life
      Alan Goldfarb

· Catching Water from the Clouds: rainwater systems
      Cameron Plese

· Curative Education: Children with Special Needs
      Veronica Gabucio


photos: José Ángel Vudoyra
october / octubre 2015

· Llegar / Arrival
      Grisel López

· La Alborada, 2 articles
      Mittie Roger, Sean Reagan; Joseph Toone

· Dos Búhos Vineyard
      Rebecca Hartmann

· San Miguel Music Video 25 years ago
      Bobby Kapp, Willie Royal

· San Miguel Writers: Diverse and Notorious
      Lou Christine

· How I Became an Artist
      Michael Pedziwiatr

· Andrew Osta: 10 Years/Años Retrospectiva
      exhibición individual exhibition

· ‘Last Dance’ Premiers in San Miguel
      Liza Keogh

· Jung's Red Book as a Shamanic Journey
      Rebecca L. Peterson, MA

· Adjust to Autumn in SMA: Ayurveda
      Gurusimran Khalsa

· The Hyperbaric Chamber's Key Benefits
      Christine Maynard

Photos by Horace Whittlesey, San Miguel resident the past six years, passionate of people, music and beauty.
september / septiembre 2015

· Icon of SMA: the Real Evita Avery
      Christine Maynard

· Biciclo- 2500 miles for $25,000, Amistad

· The Allure of Orchids
      by Christine Maynard

· Murmuration of Cowbirds, Romance for Cello
      video- Robert Heald, music- Michael Hoppé

· Rock paintings in Arroyo Seco, Victoria, Guanajuato
      by Christine Maynard



· Toyán Vineyards
      Rebecca Hartmann


· The Power of Play
      Joseph Bennet


· Unlock the Real Potential of Vegetables /
      Libera el Potencial Real de los Vegetales

      Kaare Melby


· Years Become Moments, Moments Become A Lifetime
      Robert (Rusty) Russell

Jungian Corner

· Shadow is Cast from Light
      Rebecca Peterson


· Critters that Come Out in the Night: Tales from SMA
      Lou Christine
august / agosto 2015

· The Power of Public Art: Mexico and Poland /
      El Poder del Arte Público: México y Polonia

      Martin Rosenberg, Ph.D.

· Poetry for San Miguel de Allende
      Judyth Hill

· Vineyards of San Miguel de Allende
      Rebecca Hartmann

· Impromptu moments: Stirling Dickinson comes to SMA
      Lou Christine

· Pulque the Quintessential Slow Food of Mexico /
      El Pulque es la Comida Lenta por Excelencia

      Griffin Klement

· Sacred Tactics - Profane Strategies /
      Tacticas Sagradas - Estrategias Profanas

      danza Butoh dance Marines Cardoso

· The History of the Cañada de la Virgen Pyramid
      Christine Maynard

· Joseph Dispenza- Mogul and Monk, in memoriam
      interview by Dr David

· Minka: Rembering a Japanese Farmhouse from SMA

· Chile en Nogada
      Chef Gaby Green

· The Game of Art Market: auctions /
      El juego del mercado del arte: las subastas

      M. A. Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda

· Hanka’s Secret Closet: a true story
      Béa Aaronson

· International Festival of Music SMA, chamber music
      article/videos, Fredric Dannen

· Festival Internacional de Música SMA, mú de cámara
      articluo/videos, Fredric Dannen

· The Psyche's Mystery and Wisdom, Jung's Red Book
      Rebecca Peterson, M.A.

· Opening at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray

· SMA Art Teacher Joseph Bennett
      video interview by Jessica Antonelli

· Idolo- Mexican Boxing Champ Marco Antonio Rubio
      Christine Maynard

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