Many years ago my father, then a young idealist, fought to defend Catalonia against Franco’s forces in the last battles of the Spanish Civil War. He ended up exiled in a concentration camp in France where he endured inhuman, unspeakable living conditions.
When eventually he was allowed to return to Spain, he managed to lock away […]
Feb 25 2017
Versió en català aquí
I’m pretty sure that when I’m on my deathbed looking back at my life, one of the things I’ll be most glad I did not miss is Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
And I don’t mean watching the parade.
I mean being in the parade, feathers and all!
You want to measure what?
At the time, […]
Feb 25 2017
English version here
Cada any, quan arriben els dies de Carnaval dono gràcies de no haver-me perdut el més fantàstic de tots, el Rio de Janeiro.
I no em refereixo a mirar-lo des de les grades, no, sinó a desfilar, plomes i tot!
Parlo dels anys 1997 i ’98, quan vaig estar molt de temps treballant a São […]
Jan 06 2017
Some see retirement a glass-half-full, half-empty proposition.
I see mine overflowing with possibilities.
Having just ended a long career in corporate communications, I am now looking forward to spreading my wings and exploring new horizons.
Speaking of spreading my wings, let’s start with my new-found interest in the outdoors.
This former “if-it’s outdoors-I-haven’t-been-there” bookworm is venturing outside, nature journal […]
Sep 06 2013
One of my favorite things about car trips around the South is spotting a boiled-peanuts stand on the side of the road. Must stop for the salty treat and a taste of country culture. The stand below can be found before entering the bridge to St. George Island in the Florida Panhandle.