Last updateFri, 15 Feb 2019 10am

Farewell to pleasures of the flesh

While Carnaval festivities at lakeside lack the caché of big time celebrations in places like Rio de Janiero, New Orleans and Venice, you can be sure that we are in for plenty of high-spirited revelry that will crank up Friday, February 22 and run unabated until Shrove Tuesday, March 5.

Giving shelter to our own kind

I read with great interest the article published on the pages of last week’s edition titled Four-legged friends fly for free.” It was a heart-warming report on local animal advocacy activists who arrange flights of freedom for canines that are placed in forever homes in Canada and the USA.

Quest for gas

What a week! I never imagined that a seemingly insignificant error in judgment would make me change my wicked ways of contributing to global warming.

Pain at the pump

As the gasoline shortages hitting Jalisco and other parts of Mexico grind into a second week, the lakeside area has gotten off fairly unscathed.

Español, por favor

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Now that 2019 is under way, I hope expats have put buffing up their Spanish skills high up on the list of New Year’s resolutions.