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Diabetes Series

By Margarita Persico Darrah Carr observes three of her dancers as they practice tap in hard shoes at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, in Boston, where they expect a crowd of 700 for St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  She slightly changes the choreography while four other dancers rehearse with no music […]


A revolutionary approach to lifestyle and food By Margarita Persico The quiet summer dawn in Madrid was suddenly interrupted. A bomb-destroyed café bar La Vaquería de la Calle de la Libertad, while Angel Moreno Segura, one of its co-owners, slept quietly at home after a long night of work. It […]

Caravan of Dreams

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter,” Thomas Jefferson, 1787. (The Yale book of quotations By Fred R. Shapiro) By Margarita Persico Introduction As new media communicators, […]

Challenges And Opportunities For New Media Communicators

By Margarita Persico New York, NY — In the TV series Sex and the City, Samantha Jones runs away from her Upper East Side “rent and life controlled” apartment, as the star of the series Carrie Bradshaw, puts it, and moves to the “hot and trendy Meatpacking District (MPD) where […]

Exchanging a rib eye steak for custom made jeans

To share with friends is healthy and that’s what a group of women did this summer. Seven Comadres (in Spanish means friends or godmother) headed to the historical Artist Colony in Rocky Neck, Gloucester, Massachusetts. We ventured into the streets of Gloucester, a town founded in 1623 and the site […]

Among Friends

The Story (La Historia) Maria at Tin Jo Restaurant – Her Journey The Tico Times “María del Restaurante Tin Jo: Su trayectoria” (Article in English and Spanish–click on photo) Maria Hon (Photo: Margarita Persico) (Above link in Spanish/Español) . Recipes and Movies (Recetas y la Película) Mung Bean Noodle Salad […]

Tin Jo Restaurant – The Story, Recipes and Movies. (Restaurante ...

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On October 11, 2010, I started The Healthy Dish, a website on healthy living, food and recipes that won’t break your budget. This site is my recipe journal, and it’s my spin off as a reporter wherever I’m at. There I will also publish feature stories, profiles, and news on food. […]

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