Monthly Archives: December 2011

Barcelona II/The Odd List II

Day Three in Barcelona. I like Spain. My second-grade Spanish is slowly coming out of the dark dusty corners of my brain. I like Spanish people– human interaction between strangers in Spain is not a matter of sugary sweet fake … Continue reading

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Barcelona I/Mothers

Here I am in Barcelona.  I don’t really fancy our hotel– no nice receptionist, just a cold foyer with marble steps and dicky doors both getting into the building and to the room. But it’s cheap, so I have no … Continue reading

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Marseille

At the hotel in Marseille. Obviously not out living it up, because a) there’s not a lot of night life between Christmas and New Years, b) I don’t want to spend any more money while I can avoid it and … Continue reading

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The travel gods giveth and taketh away…

So, a few nights ago I went to Casa Chicas. It was the bar’s second anniversary party and the place was full of happy people. I got into a long conversation with some kids from the university and met a … Continue reading

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Sweet Baby Dreams

Now the first of December was covered with snow And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston Lord, the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go… (James … Continue reading

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