Last updateFri, 15 Feb 2019 10am

My love affair with e-books

The most common reaction to e-books (on the part of pre-millennials) is, “I’m a romantic. I love the heft of a real book, the crinkle of real paper, the musty smell of a classic riddled with wormholes ... and besides, I can’t stand reading anything on a computer screen.”

Happy ending to day trip despite bird festival confusion

Friends who work at the Selva Negra Foundation sent me a poster announcing a Festival de Las Aves in the little town of Ahuisculco, located 31 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara. Workshops, photo exhibits, dances, music, theater and bird watching were promised and I told my friends I would be sure to attend.

Famed painter’s treasure trove of art

The home of Jorge Martínez – the founder of the University of Guadalajara Art School – is right in the heart of downtown, but the moment we stepped inside, we left the noise of the city behind and found ourselves in an amazing wonderland where every wall and corner was filled with marvels, with no end of artistic treasures, all collected or created by the artist himself.

Plein-air painter takes to the water

Most of us probably know that the Spanish word agua means water. But when someone shouts out “Aguas!,” they are telling you to “watch out,” warning you of some pending danger or inconvenience.