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GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: MADRID’S LOVELY PARKS ARE OPEN AGAIN AS THE REGION MAKES IT TO PHASE ONE OF THE DESESCALADA

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: MADRID’S LOVELY PARKS ARE OPEN AGAIN AS THE REGION MAKES IT TO PHASE ONE OF THE DESESCALADA »

27 May, 2020
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After trying twice, Madrid has finally made it to Phase I of the three-phase easing (desescalada) of Spain’s rigorous COVID-19 lockdown. Three months of almost unrelenting confinement! Then, unbelievably, this Monday, 25 May 2020, Madrid folk are able to savor Spring in their favorite park, the Parque del Buen Retiro. At last! See the Retiro through the eyes of Catherine Petit, Guidepost’s writer from California, who couldn’t love Madrid more if she were a native Madrileña!

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember »

22 May, 2020
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If we had heeded the admonition to Stay Home and Save Lives we wouldn’t have had such a lovely picnic at the coast. A little bit of freedom goes a long way.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990 »

21 May, 2020
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The first wine to be drunk in the New World was the very same that came from the Condado vineyards + The Condado wines and how to serve + Elaboration and maturity + The art of tasting + The home cellar how-to.

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon »

15 May, 2020
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“As businesses begin to open, you’re going to see the demand side of the economy rebound,” says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnucin. But Kevin Hassett, advisor to Pres. Trump, doesn’t expect a V-shaped recovery. The economic impact of the coronavirus lockdowns have been felt around the world, and the US is no exception.

THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK!

THE DESESCALADA: WE HAVE A FRACTION OF OUR FREEDOM BACK! »

4 May, 2020
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On 2 May, the Government of Spain has given us back a small fraction of our pre-COVID19 freedom. We were let out of our homes for a few hours. It was the beginning of the desescalada. The beginning of something that we don’t know for sure what. But it’s something that feels precious because somehow it smacks of rebirth. In the middle of all the uncertainty, there was one thing unequivocal: a deep sense of gratitude. We wouldn’t be here now, out on our first true taste of sunshine and the soft breeze of spring, without the healthcare workers who have put their own lives on the line so we could live. Their heroism is breathtaking. We’ve lived by the rules so that we all could live even though some of us hadn’t been able to make it. And we grieve for them.

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: PROUD PAPA ANNOUNCES BIRTH OF SON ON HIS SHOW »

2 May, 2020
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“I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday [27 April], I became a father. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child.”

A Mother’s Day Remembrance: She Was Loved!

A Mother’s Day Remembrance: She Was Loved! »

1 May, 2020
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What I remember most about this Renaissance woman is that she was the kindest person on earth. I was a lucky child to have a mother like her!

A Stateside Story: Biden Beats All Comers

A Stateside Story: Biden Beats All Comers »

19 Apr, 2020
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Biden is considered less radical than Sanders and should be able to swing the middle-of-the-roaders in the Democratic Party, although many of Sanders ideas have crept into the Democratic platform including universal healthcare and student loan forgiveness.

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll!

A Second Opinion: Coronavirus Takes its Toll! »

8 Apr, 2020
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Be kind to each other while you can. You never know when it will be your last chance.

GUIDEPPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS

GUIDEPPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS »

8 Apr, 2020
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Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe: “Mission to Spain concluded yesterday: deeply impressed by heroism of frontline workers, solidarity of people and inspiring resolve of Government. Careful optimism as result of bold measures, innovative approaches & courageous decisions.”