Opinion

El milagro del Tepeyac

12/05/2013
Desde tiempos ancestrales, pueblos y culturas han desarrollado mitos, creencias, leyendas y tradiciones que les dan trascendencia e identidad a través del tiempo. Se dice que la cultura que vivimos de este lado del planeta es judeo-cristiana-occidental, pues muchas cosas que hacemos o nos identifican hoy derivan de la antigua...

El “tensgivin”

11/14/2013
Entre los inmigrantes que ya tienen un buen tiempo de estar aquí ya no es novedad; para los recién llegados, en cambio, puede resultar algo totalmente nuevo y, a veces, hasta confuso. Cada fin de noviembre todos en este país celebran una fiesta familiar con características especiales que sólo son...

Obesity, diabetes and Coca-Cola in Mexico

10/31/2013
I remember as a child that it was a symbol of status and good taste for people to eat meals with a bottle of soda on the table. On special occasions and birthdays, Mama sent us to the store next door to buy three large Coca-Colas—there were eight of us...

Ranchers say survival hinges on elk relocation

10/31/2013
The National Park Service could be on the brink of destroying the heart of Point Reyes—the peninsula’s unique weaving of wilderness and agriculture. It is the rugged coastline and forested ridges juxtaposed against green pastures and whitewashed barns that visitors find so stunning. And it is the men and women...

Protecting our salmon and our human survival

10/24/2013
A healthy watershed is a key reason for the high prices of Marin County homes. Indeed, the environment surrounding a given property is a less obvious amenity that translates into increased property value. Environmental protections and slowed development by past generations have contributed to the current demand for housing in...

Obesidad, diabetes y Coca Cola en México

10/24/2013
Recuerdo que de niño, ya era símbolo de estatus y buen gusto comer con una botella de refresco sobre la mesa. En ocasiones especiales o cumpleaños, mi mamá nos mandaba a comprar tres Coca Colas grandes a la tienda de junto—éramos ocho. Los refrescos en México son “un lujo” que...

To tell the truth

10/10/2013
Some gurus teach that if we think positively, we can achieve anything we want. Books, seminars and programs have been sold to people who want to improve their lot in life through some version of that theme. As the basis for hope, positive thinking is necessary; however, it is not...

Los Niños Héroes de Chapultepec

10/03/2013
El pasado viernes 13 de septiembre hubo una celebración por la independencia de México en Point Reyes Station, organizada por el Latino Photography Project de la Gallery Route One. Aunque fecha oficial es el día 16, cuando hay un gran desfile militar en la ciudad de México, pero la fiesta...

Commerce is a central purpose in parks

09/26/2013
One of the dominant and oft-repeated arguments against having an oyster farm in a national park is that it is a commercial venture and that private commerce should not be allowed to flourish in national parks. It might surprise the folks who proffer this argument to know that there are...

What’s the problem?

09/26/2013
Each of us has our own list of the world’s most urgent problems. For some, a Fukushima Nuclear Nightmare tops it, but Runaway Climate Chaos is a big contender. Toxic Pollution of Air, Water and Land is another favorite, and Ocean Acidification is often cited as Global Warming’s twin. Deforestation...

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