Spanish Shilling

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  • Paul Polansky 1 week ago Paul Polansky author, human rights activist, journalist, historian, poet and cultural anthropologist died Friday March 26, 2021 at the age of 79 in Knez Selo, Serbia after a brief battle with Cancer.Paul was born February 17, 1942 in Mason City Iowa to Nell and Victor Polansky. He was an...
  • Satellite Life 3 weeks ago  I live in a satellite town - a community on the edge of the city that doesn't have a municipality or its own town-hall, making it a suburb. At 9,000 souls, it's larger than my old stamping-ground of Mojácar - if not as famous - and it has a few things to recommend it - a playa that's maybe six...
  • The Tortoise Wars 2 months ago A few years ago, the Almería ecologistas managed to push through the Junta de Andalucía a rule saying that we couldn’t keep the tortuga mora in our gardens. This rare Spanish tortoise needed some good old TLC from the tree-huggers. Specimens would be handed in to Seprona (the Guardia Civil...
  • Train-Station Scene, Almería 3 months ago We had just returned from a trip to Paris where, although I can't remember many of the details, we had bought half a dozen chipmunks and a cage off some marketeers along the River Seine. My step-mother will have taken the picture. You can see her two hat-boxes among the luggage. She was a...
  • Edifice Genesis 3 months ago A few years back, an American called Zach Allen contacted me and said he had once spent a summer vacation in Mojácar – where I was living – way back in 1956. He was the guest of a fellow college-student, whose father was the Spanish ambassador to Washington. Zack sent me a couple of slides...

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Barbara
07:19 AM January 10, 2013

Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative

Geoff Barlow
20:45 PM September 23, 2014

Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.

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