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Port, Parques, Pontes, Pataniscas: Porto

So, out of laziness and lack of time, I’ve skipped writing about a few trips in the past year–Norway again; Cambridge and Edinburgh, UK; a gorgeous road trips through Aragón and the Val d’Aran in Spain; Charlotte, SC… And, let’s … Continue reading

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Isten, áldd meg a magyart! Or: God Bless Those Awesome Magyars (and their Horsies!)

*First post done with WordPress’s new photo features; images are individual and can be seen larger by clicking on them. **MANY thanks to Gina, Luigi, and Angela You-Know-Your-Last-Names for their excellent pointers, suggestions, and encouragement! So . . . In … Continue reading

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Sabbatical News: Working Hard in Barcelona and Business Trip to Iceland (II)

As I was saying… If you find yourself driving to Snorrastofa, you will see a lot of this, often punctuated by sheep or horses (and lots of public equine copulation). The invisible elves, the landscape, the livestock activity are all … Continue reading

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Sabbatical News: Working Hard in Barcelona and Business Trip to Iceland (I)

Another exhausting academic year went by (not without some extremely pleasurable victories against the forces of evil), and I have now begun that precious periodic institutional observance that keeps university faculty from having to be institutionalized: sabbatical! This time it’s only one … Continue reading

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From Puerto Rico to La Mercè: Deep Thoughts on Another Friggin’ Birthday

So… life’s been happening while I looked away. I briefly escaped to Puerto Rico, and squeezed in two days of quality time with my venerable Maman Lady F at Villas del Mar Hau in Isabela. It is a very scenic (and reasonably priced) … Continue reading

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Art, Architecture, Parks and Recreation: My Begrudging New York City Staycation

Having misguidedly decided to return from Barcelona a full five weeks before the beginning of the semester, in the middle of the scorching summer and while most of my friends are still away, I resolved to try to make the best … Continue reading

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Back to Reality, Escorted by a Playboy Bunny (Barcelona, Amsterdam, New York)

So I’m already in New York City, feeling altogether despondent. My last couple of weeks in Barcelona flew by. There was more Pac-Man eating, of course (all references to restaurants have been added to my July 4th post), and record cava consumption. … Continue reading

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