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Stateside Stories: A Simple Coincidence?

Stateside Stories: A Simple Coincidence? »

26 May, 2019
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Rambling around town in the beginnings of May, en route to my second shift of the day, I came across an old building in an older part of the city which startled me with its blaringly large white sign which read “Lowell’s Print-Inn”. Now I don’t know anything about the history of the building, but all I could think of was taking a picture of it for Guidepost’s longtime publisher, Dan Lowell, who for many years was in charge of the print version of Guidepost as he is now in charge of the online version. It was the most evocative, interesting and coincidental sight to see on my way to what is rather boring work at times, and I vowed then and there to come back and take pictures to prove the strange coincidence.

FEATURING  THE DYNAMIC REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

FEATURING THE DYNAMIC REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA »

21 May, 2019
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Georgia formed part of the defunct USSR. Like many of the post-Soviet nominal republics, it went through a period of sharp economic decline in the 1990s. Georgia wasn’t one to wallow in post-Soviet syndrome, though. It created an environment for liberal investment which proved irresistible to Western financial institutions. Today, Georgia has much to be proud of and wants the world to know about it. And Spain wholeheartedly supports Georgia's pro-West aspirations.

Electric Scooters in Spain:  A Pedestrian Fiasco or Wave of the Future?

Electric Scooters in Spain: A Pedestrian Fiasco or Wave of the Future? »

20 May, 2019
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On a sunny day in Madrid, I pick up a Lime electric scooter near the Tirso de Molina Metro stop in the vibrant La Latina neighborhood. The thrill of riding through the streets, jetting past pedestrians and cars alike, is exhilarating. In cities like Madrid where pollution is one of the worst in Europe (a 3% annual mortality rate), electric scooters should be welcomed whole-heartedly as a green solution.

BLACK PEARLS (FINAL CHAPTER): BASED ON THE TRUE-TO-LIFE NOVEL BY AUTHOR NINA VALDES

BLACK PEARLS (FINAL CHAPTER): BASED ON THE TRUE-TO-LIFE NOVEL BY AUTHOR NINA VALDES »

19 May, 2019
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Chapter 4 (Last Chapter)

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Maria and I decided to postpone the remainder of our

A Second Opinion: Black Man Walking

A Second Opinion: Black Man Walking »

13 May, 2019
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Americans have a special indebtedness to history with regard to the legacy of black people that other countries may not quite understand, including Spain.

STATESIDE STORIES: May brings Mother’s Day

STATESIDE STORIES: May brings Mother’s Day »

8 May, 2019
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Mother’s Day is Appreciation Day for women who have given life to someone else. Happy Mother’s Day to the Mothers of the World! We owe our lives to them!

I’D CELEBRATE DOS DE MAYO WITH PINTXOS IN SAN SEBASTIAN!

I’D CELEBRATE DOS DE MAYO WITH PINTXOS IN SAN SEBASTIAN! »

6 May, 2019
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I couldn’t possibly let the golden week go untapped. And so I found myself in the lovely city of San Sebastian,, a good 500 km north of Madrid, on Dos de Mayo, imbibing txikitos of txakoli which pairs off perfectly with the divine pintxos. The experience is as close to the taste of earthly paradise as one could get.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “NEW BRIEFS, MADRID TO THE MAY POLLS”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “NEW BRIEFS, MADRID TO THE MAY POLLS” »

3 May, 2019
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News Briefs. Madrid: May Polls. Madrid: Dalí exhibition; Zaragoza: Ecologists save el Galacho

STATESIDE STORIES: 007–“To Russia with Love”

STATESIDE STORIES: 007–“To Russia with Love” »

29 Apr, 2019
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It has been proven that the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential campaigns on both sides, but Donald Trump himself has been exonerated of wrongdoing by Robert Mueller's 448-page report, which clears Trump of collusion and obstruction of justice, both impeachable offenses. Dealing with the Russians has always been a sticky-wicket for Americans, who generally see the Soviets as their avowed enemies in the world today. Colluding with Russians, therefore, was seen as a treasonable act, and the President "has never been happier" that he has been vindicated of that charge in what he has repeatedly called a Democratic "Witchhunt".

YOUR CASTLE IN SPAIN?

YOUR CASTLE IN SPAIN? »

22 Apr, 2019
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"Since moving back to the states, I've had to rely on hotels and apartments for lodging when in Spain. I often opt for the latter, finding it nice to have a kitchen to prepare greens after a day of eating my all beige Spanish comfort food - croquetas, tortilla, patatas ali-oli, churros and natillas con nata. But I would like to alert everyone to the wide use of euphemisms to describe many properties"