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OBITUARY MOREEN “LA MARRURA” SILVER

OBITUARY MOREEN “LA MARRURA” SILVER »

21 Jan, 2022
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She came, she saw, she conquered

A Second Opinion: 2022: A Challenging New Year Ahead!

A Second Opinion: 2022: A Challenging New Year Ahead! »

31 Dec, 2021
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The experts have forecast a dour New Year for all of us, with inflationary prices up 5% and Covid-19 variants including the Delta variant and the Omicron variant plaguing the populace. Will we ever be able to go maskless or stop social distancing? Not any time soon, according to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control.

HIS MAJESTY EL REY EMÉRITO WON’T BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

HIS MAJESTY EL REY EMÉRITO WON’T BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS »

20 Dec, 2021
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It's been more than a year since Juan Carlos I left Spain (3 August 2020) following the financial scandal swirling around him.  He lives in the United Arab Emirates, in a gilded cage, as some would say. He wants to return home. The fulfillment of that wish is in the hands of his son, King Felipe VI.

A Second Opinion: Christmas Without a Tree

A Second Opinion: Christmas Without a Tree »

19 Dec, 2021
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What are we going to do without a Christmas Tree to decorate this year? Aguantamos, we suffer it, and put our presents under a table and prepare a sumptuous Christmas dinner and go to Midnight Mass if we can. But it just won’t be the same.

Stateside Stories: Electric Cars–The Future is Now

Stateside Stories: Electric Cars–The Future is Now »

11 Dec, 2021
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From recycling to solar power, living green is becoming somewhat mainstream. Electric cars are unfortunately very expensive and their manufacture is less-than-green. See the top-ten electric cars on the market.

A Second Opinion: Thanksgiving for it all!

A Second Opinion: Thanksgiving for it all! »

22 Nov, 2021
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We all have things to be grateful for, and I hope this Thanksgiving we will remember them with all our loved ones around us. And for those who can’t be home for this holiday, may you find it in your heart to be thankful for all the positive things that have come your way this year. Happy Thanksgiving!

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD »

17 Nov, 2021
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All that is most typical of Madrid is fast disappearing and only a few powerless die-hard madrileños seem to care. Among the fatalities are the old-time cafés, those congenial meeting-places where you could go, meet friends, talk art and politics and pleasantly idle away the hours sipping black coffee and cognac.

YOU TUBE TREASURES FALL-HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

YOU TUBE TREASURES FALL-HALLOWEEN SPECIAL »

21 Oct, 2021
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Halloween is just about the most liberating holiday there is.  No presents to buy or give, no relatives to invite, no lavish meals to prepare. On this day and night, we get to banish the immemorial fears of humanity of witches, werewolves and things that go bump in the night by enjoying a day of festivity, laughter and above all creativity to dismiss the darkness and ignorance of ages gone past.

ART: THE MIRO EXHIBITION

ART: THE MIRO EXHIBITION »

20 Oct, 2021
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"One of the great advantages of being a world-famous personality is that you have no trouble finding the best people to help you when you venture into a new field. All in all, I found this exhibition a delightful surprise, very entertaining and satisfying."

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR

LA SIESTA BRAVA: HOW NOT TO BEAT THE SPANIARDS IN THE ENDEAVOR »

14 Oct, 2021
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No Spaniard feels guilty about taking a snooze. You’ll see many a parked car from which a lone sleeper dangles out his feet. They nod in the subways, in the parks, in lobbies and stairways. Not only are they guilt-free, they don’t even worry about getting mugged. Perhaps there’s a built-in respect on the part of a Spaniard mugger toward a restful would-be victim. The mugger would probably feel guilty!