The Final Move

Owning a home is one of those “American Dream” kind of things. Like medium-rare BBQ steak, winning the lottery, or having a functioning government that’s not full of demagogues who… wait, wait, breathe… Sorry. A year later and it I still get asthmatic about the situations in the US, UK, Spain, and who knows where … Continue reading "The Final Move"... >>

Ara és ara. Now is now.

“Aprofiteu perquè tot el que feu ara cagar, follar, morir, solucionar una equació o omplir una banyera de ciment, serà en una república!” “Take note because everything you do now whether crap, screw, die, solve a mathematics equation, or fill up a cement tub, will be in a republic!” As tweeted For those who have … Continue reading "Ara és ara. Now is now."... >>

A foreigner in a voting rebellion

Sadly, the self-determination of a people is not often decided via democracy. Sure, there are exceptions but for every Norway-Sweden, Serbia-Montenegro, or Czech Republic-Slovakia break up decided by vote, there’s a Former Yugoslavia, Sudan, Israel, and I don’t know how many other independence or state-forming movements that were the result of outright war, not a … Continue reading "A foreigner in a voting rebellion"... >>

Yes, location

In Falset, there was a sweets shop at Carrer de Baix 12 called, Pastisseria López. The building it called home had two main features: a solid column, encrusted with some form of stone that matched the rest of the interior and then sitting at the main corner that is one of entrances to Plaça de … Continue reading "Yes, location"... >>

As the Priorat crumbles

Capping off a series of very busy months where I’ve little time to do much but try and keep up with writing, Editor in Chief sent me this article (in Catalan) which basically says that population of Priorat County, where I live, has decreased 6% over the last five years. As I explain on the … Continue reading "As the Priorat crumbles"... >>