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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM  

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM   »

19 Mar, 2024
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There’s a slight breeze. It’s summer night at its best. Madrileños are out to enjoy it. And yet it's the eve of the eve of Spring. Madrid has a quasi-pathological penchant for acting as though the sun (or, in this case, the moon) is always up there shining on folks -- the chosen people -- whatever the weather.

A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns /

A SECOND OPINION: Illegal Immigration a Hot Topic in Presidential Campaigns / »

12 Feb, 2024
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The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America. The border crisis is a sad, sad situation and one that should never have been allowed to happen. The victims in this situation are the migrants themselves, who suffer from their long journeys, are in debt to drug cartels, and have little hope of the American Dream once they get here. They must join the vast number of homeless people who are on the streets of America.

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION »

12 Jan, 2024
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Eurostat numbers on hand, it is but logical to conclude that while the ability of women in the EU to choose the age at which they would be mothers is GOOD news, it is at once a mixed blessing. Apparently, women have chosen not only to put motherhood on hold but also to have an insufficient number of children when they finally decide to have them. (Spanish women top the list of those who postpone motherhood AND have the least number of children to boot.) In so doing, Europe is unable to keep its population constant unless boosted by immigrants.

A SECOND OPINION: April Showers Bring May Flowers

A SECOND OPINION: April Showers Bring May Flowers »

20 Apr, 2023
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A personal perspective: Joe Biden's famous gaffes. Torrential downpours. Late bloomers blooming soon. Trump: adjudicated but still running for President. Transgenders. U.S. Southern border open to migrants and drug traffickers. Urban crimes rampant.

SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO

SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »

17 Apr, 2023
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Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"

THE CROWNING OF FOOTBALL QUEEN ALEXIA PUTELLAS

THE CROWNING OF FOOTBALL QUEEN ALEXIA PUTELLAS »

7 Mar, 2023
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"By 2022, Putellas has won all major club and individual awards that a European player could win. For which she is widely regarded as the world’s best contemporary female footballer, and one of the greatest of all time"

INSPIRATIONAL: FIND THE THING THAT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS 

INSPIRATIONAL: FIND THE THING THAT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS  »

26 Jan, 2023
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Find the thing that lifts your spirits. . . Do something new. . .Go and sit in a church or synagogue. . . Speak with the priest or rabbi or minister. Maybe a total stranger. Let them lighten your load. . .

FROM UKRAINE WITH LOVE

FROM UKRAINE WITH LOVE »

23 Dec, 2022
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"When I was in Bakhmut yesterday, our heroes gave me the battle flag. The flag of those who defend Ukraine, Europe and the world at the cost of their lives. They asked me to bring this flag to the US Congress. May God protect our brave troops and citizens! May God forever bless the United States of America! Слава Україні!"

A SECOND OPINION: Time for a Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A SECOND OPINION: Time for a Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year! »

20 Dec, 2022
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Maybe, just maybe, 2023 will be a better year for all of us. We can do our best and hope in the future. Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Wholesome New Year!

LEG OF LAMP?

LEG OF LAMP? »

20 Dec, 2022
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In the 1970s,  Alpedrete, Madrid, was famous for its Fiestas Navideñas. Village elders rode into the village on horseback dressed as The Three Kings in full regalia. Fast forward to 2022, the era of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and what do we have in Northport, Long Island? A leg lamp lighting ceremony! Northport village elders feel that anybody can light a tree, or ride into town on horseback, but you have to have a certain, uh , ‘special outlook’ on life to light a lamp shaped like a leg!