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MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES »

28 Jun, 2021
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Standing on the new bridge, on the Camino, I looked down. Below me was an old Roman bridge. A past life. The river alive with movement and memories. And to my surprise, my shadow was down there also. I was at the beginning of a new life, looking back to see where I had been, also looking forward to the future wondering what might be.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Monuments, San Francisco el Grande,” 11 September 1970

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Madrid’s Monuments, San Francisco el Grande,” 11 September 1970 »

13 Jun, 2021
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"On the spot where the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande stands today, St Francis of Assisi erected a small hut after he arrived in Madrid in 1217. This humble dwelling became a small monastery and refuge for the poor. In the fourteenth century, it was replaced by a larger one which was remodeled and enlarged in 1617. During the 17th century, it was one of Madrid’s most popular churches. It contained many fabulous tombs, including that of the wife of King Henry IV. Finally, in 1760, the older buildings were razed, in order to make way for a more magnificent structure. The one that stands today."

A SECOND OPINION: MOVING Part II

A SECOND OPINION: MOVING Part II »

12 Jun, 2021
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We have lived so long in comfort and in peace in this old house that I don’t understand his need to leave. I have been a very fortunate person and I am very grateful for what I have been given in life. Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t complain anymore.

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: Some Enchanted Evening

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: Some Enchanted Evening »

1 Jun, 2021
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The night was magical. Simply perfect. Full moon. He bows and indicates the dance floor is our destination, pausing for just a moment before the orchestra begins to play. Twirling and spinning in the arms of a gentleman, I wish this special night never to end. . .

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN »

29 May, 2021
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Most of the respondents have supported the State of Alarm. Now that it has been wound up, they intend to uphold the pandemic protocols set by it on a voluntary basis. The minority, who were not in favor, call the State of Alarm unnecessary when not illegal, "an instrument to allow corrupt politicians and the Ibex 35 to do what they want with us."

OBITUARY: Bonnie Rae Brown

OBITUARY: Bonnie Rae Brown »

25 May, 2021
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Fort Worth, Texas - Bonnie Rae Brown (née Kositzky), 78, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on Jan. 31, 2021. Bonnie and husband Harold had strong ties with Spain.

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS INUNDATED SPAIN WITH THOUSANDS OF MOROCCAN MIGRANTS IN A SINGLE DAY

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS INUNDATED SPAIN WITH THOUSANDS OF MOROCCAN MIGRANTS IN A SINGLE DAY »

25 May, 2021
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On Monday, 17 May 2021, Morocco opened the floodgates to a massive illegal migration into Ceuta, the Spanish exclave on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, stunning the Spanish people. Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali is hospitalized for Covid-19 in Spain and triggers the Spanish-Moroccan migration crisis.

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY:  The Visitor

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: The Visitor »

17 May, 2021
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This old grey-haired gentleman keeps me guessing. The nights I expect him, I worry when he will show up, and he never does. The nights I think he won’t bother to come, he surprises me. Sometimes he simply crawls into my bed and I awaken to find him there. Softly sleeping next to me.

A SCOND OPINION: Moving Out, Moving On

A SCOND OPINION: Moving Out, Moving On »

13 May, 2021
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"He says it’s going to be 'an exciting new world' for us, but I am sentimental and stuck on the familiar stairs I climb to my office and the tiny kitchen in which I cook. They say 'home is where the heart is' and my heart has been here for a long, long time"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2) »

6 May, 2021
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“Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla” (He who hasn’t seen Seville, hasn’t seen a wonder), and truer words were never spoken