In yet another one-way communication of an opinion piece published elsewhere on May 2 that this time wisely prohibited comments, once again I feel compelled to take a positive perspective and begin a productive discussion about what the world has been dealing with for too long. The rage the author had was aimed at those who are anti-vaxxers and anti-science, taking the safe and simplistic stance that if only every person receives the vaccine, we wouldn’t have lost so much. I believe rage toward those few is unproductive. No matter what the political bent of the US mainstream media, it appears nobody wants to discuss the elephant: sustaining an unhealthy lifestyle compromises the immune system, making one a perfect host for a virus. Chronic illness left unmanaged becomes acute illness in a pandemic, which results in a great burden on one’s family, community and the healthcare system.(more…)
My husband lost his Motorola smartphone yesterday (Monday) morning. He’s quite sure it fell out of his pocket as he was exiting the cab we took after grocery shopping. We don’t know the name/number of the driver/taxi, but we were picked up at Supermaxi el Vergel and dropped at Edf. Santa Maria on Agustin Cueva. The driver looked to be in his 20s, maybe early 30s. The Covid partition in his cab was a solid black material, not plastic or plexiglass as many are. My husband’s phone has a brownish-black cover and has phone numbers taped to the back of it, inside the cover. If you found this phone or if you’re the driver, please contact us.
Roxanne Thompson: 099 568 0439. Call after: 9 AM.
Dreams and Memories from Tomorrow
(Sueños y Memorias de Mañana)
Acrylic and watercolor paintings.
All day opening at idiomART
Friday, May 7th, 2021
10 AM to 5 PM.
Exhibition continues through May 28th with regular gallery times, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM.
“Life is not the one that one lived, but the way in which one remembers, and how one remembers, in order to tell it”
(“La vida no es la que uno vivió sino la que recuerda, y como la recuerda para contarla.”)
~ Gabriel Garcias Marquez
Premio Nobel en Literatura
About the artist…
Lorena Duca was born in California almost 3/4 of a century ago, and was greatly influenced by the cultural revolution of her generation in the ’60s and ’70s.
She took her first of many trips out of the country at 19-years old, visiting most of Europe. After returning home to study Anthropology and Spanish language and Literature at San Francisco State in the late sixties (while being a hippie), she left for Latin America in 1968 and worked 2 years in Mexico City as a translator for a Mexican writer/investigator/poet. It was with Señor Magaloni and his investigating colleagues of all things Pre-Columbian, that Loren was encouraged to travel to the great Mayan and Incan cities (“ruins”) of the Americas.
Some of her early adventures include sneaking in and spending the night on the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico, and later, walking for 5 days on the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu with her husband and 2 others, without seeing another soul (only a curious Condor!) She explored rivers and jungles and Andean peaks in Colombia and Ecuador off and on for 40-50 years, but it was the friendly people and music that brought her back to retire in Cuenca, Ecuador 6+ years ago.
After 11 years between Colombia and the US, she and her family finally settled down to live in the beautiful small town of Ashland, Oregon, working as a Bilingual Educator and program coordinator for 35+ years and raising her family there. Every summer she and her family would travel somewhere, through Mexico, Central and So. America, and later to China, Middle East, Africa. She was a summer missionary for 6 trips, always carrying a sketchbook and small high-quality watercolors in her backpack. She filled many travel journals of what she saw, people and cultures she observed, and lives imagined or idealized.
Her colorful themes are a reflection and collection of people and places she has met, and from there she paints her memories – past, present and future.
Friday, May 7th, from 10 AM to 5 PM, Presidente Cordova 1-77, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega, Cuenca.
From the desk of tax accountant: The income tax filing deadline is May 17. This means taxpayers have chance to e-file tax returns until then without filing the extension form 4868. To request a tax extension, all you need to do is to submit Form 4868 by May 17. It also provides taxpayers an opportunity to claim 2020 stimulus payments, if not received, simply by filing 1040 for refund.
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As a community service to help you to safely try out new products during the covid-19 health emergency, DEFY (Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings) is offering a trio of freebies. 1. A free cup of Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt: Mango, Guanabana, Plain, Peach, Maracuyá, Coconut, Strawberry, or Mora. 2. A free piece of dessert from DEFY: Reese’s Treats, Canadian Nanaimo Bar, American Nanaimo Bar, Carrot Cake, or Brownie. 3. Free delivery to your doorstep.
You’ll get regular email updates from DEFY on promotions, new products, etc. Check out our website to see photos and details of the desserts and yogurt. Depending on your selection and where you live, this offer has a value between $4.50 and $6. Just send us an email with your name, dessert and yogurt selection, your address, and phone number. Why not treat yourself today?
Wednesday, May 5th at noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69
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“El Andaluz” Cafeteria
We are a Cuenca cafeteria with 30 years in the market specialized in the production of different types of sandwiches, French fries, natural juices, etc. We attach our menu with prices and current promotions so you can take advantage of them!
Menu el Andaluz
Sandwich “Tradicional Andaluz”. Price: $3.95
Combination of American ham, Dutch cheese, tomato, fresh lettuce, and white house sauce. In a sesame bread.
Contains gluten, contains lactose.
Tukey Sandwich. Price: $4.95
Baked turkey seasoned with a light mayonnaise, tomato, fresh lettuce, and white house sauce. In a sesame bread.
Contains gluten, contains lactose.