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Fountains Fit for Royalty

I wouldn’t want my readers to think that all I did during my trip to Spain was to go after my father’s footsteps during the Spanish Civil War. I also had lots of family time and fun with friends. A memorable outing was a visit to the Aranjuez Palace with my childhood friend Inés Alberdi. […]


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After My Father’s Footsteps

I don’t have jet lag on my way to Spain, but I’m a verified basket case when I get back. I know, it’s supposed to be the other way around, but go figure. This time going over was hard because at the last minute one of my granddaughters contracted mononucleosis and they weren’t able to […]


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Back and Forth, A Heads Up

Planning a trip back to Spain is always an exciting time for me, but things have changed. Last year I had to postpone a much-anticipated visit because of Covid; it was going to be my twin granddaughters’ high-school graduation gift. This year Covid is still raising its ugly head, although the numbers are encouraging, but […]


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The Woes of War

Last week Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer foreign correspondent, compared the bombing of Guernica with the destruction in Mariupol, Ukraine. Guernica, the Basque town destroyed by German planes during the Spanish Civil War, was immortalized by Picasso in his monumental painting by the same name and was the subject of an earlier post here. Also […]


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Lost in Translation

I have to admit it, I am “enamoradiza.” I check Google to see what the meaning is in English: “lovesick, person who falls in love easily, amorous, besotted.” Who in the world says that? Let’s agree that something is lost in translation, but I think I know how I became this way. I don’t remember […]


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Zooming Around

I know that not everyone agrees, but I love Zoom. I can attest that I have done it in every room of my home. Oh, no, wait a moment, I used to say that about sex. Oh well, what do you expect? Life changes… I had never attended church every Sunday, but now I look […]


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