Over the weekend, our troupe of Anglos, all in Madrid to study Spanish and/or teach English, took advantage of the city's ideal location for a day trip to Toledo.
Everybody seems to want to tell you that the world we live in is terrible and that things are getting worse. So why don't the numbers agree?
Today I checked off one of the biggest items on my to-do lists: Visit the National World War II Museum. I'm very happy that I managed to squeeze this in before I took out of here. Enjoy the photos.
With all the people I meet who learn of my project, I inevitably end up rehashing a lot of the same material. The list of cities I've lived in gets rattled off with all the rhythmic precision of a scripted speech. My favorite city? How do I pick my cities? What will I do when … Continue reading Are You Taking Notes?
"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." ~ Atticus Finch
"There's a difference between philosophy and a bumper sticker." ~ Charles M. Schulz My how we love our quotes. They're short, often pithy, relatively easy to remember (give or take a word or two). Put simply, they are, well, quotable. They sure make life easier. And the internet has made it easier than ever to … Continue reading Quote Mining
Recently, while sitting in the back room of my job on a break, I was somewhat captive audience to a conversation between two coworkers that required a little personal research after the fact. The conversation spring-boarded off of the topic of the Texas School Board's destruction of legitimate education, turning to the tyranny of history. … Continue reading The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.