Tag Archives: Catalunya

“Porous, Promiscuous Phenomena”

Jorge Carrión’s article was translated by Erin Goodman, and appeared in the NYTimes on January 26, 2020, entitled “Rosalía and the Art of the Remix.” Rosalía is new to me, but personal and professional ties to Catalonia and Spain incline … Continue reading

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Taking (Fish) Stock From Bronchial Purgatory

Coming off a debilitating relapse of bronchitis I can say the following: These are the days of Catalonia — a month’s worth plus well-lapsed a fortnight — in which I’ve had cockles (berberechos), mussels (almejas, mejillones) and a crustacean called … Continue reading

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Lexicomania at the Table

ABOVE: My first vocab list for Helena (age 10) made at her mother Eva’s request. I’m on pins and needles to show it. Each time I expose Helena to my fetish for coloring the enclosed spaces of letters, I detect … Continue reading

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Rhinovirus

A winter rhinovirus has bivouacked among the family like the Russian army this week. This blogger’s immune system has declared chest-cold war on it. Nights of bronchial bull-riding ensue, making for flat days. The only projects I can limp with … Continue reading

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Civil War Relic

A “nido de ametralladora” (machine gun nest) from the Civil War. It’s in an isolated coastal stretch near the old port of Salou. (c) 2018 JMN.

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Cheese

Many of the savory cheeses made on this farm are from goat’s milk. It’s on the coast near Al-Metlla de Mar. The goat milk soap was prominently hyped, but missing from inventory. (c) 2018 JMN.

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The “Mas”: Water

Of old, clothes were washed in this outdoor area. The water supply for the “mas” comes from this 60-meter-deep well. (c) 2018 JMN.

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