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Nuria is centered and thoughtful at 21. She studies psychology at university and has widely ranging interests. In the gloom of Santes Creus cathedral she and I contemplated skeptically the riotously decorated altarpiece. I asked her if she was familiar … Continue reading
nyti.ms/2zhFcMS Part of human nature allows us to control the other part of our human nature. Even though humans tend to be unreasonable, it can’t be the case that we’re incapable of reason — otherwise, you’d never be able to … Continue reading
“Hoy viene el chico de las palmeras.” A beetle called Rynchophorus Ferruguineus is attacking palm trees all around the Mediterranean. Over a million trees have been lost. There is treatment if it’s applied in time, but few specialists ply this … Continue reading
Yesteryear’s recreation. JMN.
The “mas” dates from 1901. It’s a walled compound high in the northern reaches of Reus (Catalonia, Spain). In former times it would have been rural or semi-rural; now it’s an island of serenity in a bustling urban setting: “Mas … Continue reading
Eduard bosses the well-traveled, 4-wheel drive Audi Quattro over the switchback roads of the Montsant mountains with the commanding zeal of a seasoned rallye enthusiast. One feels G-force as he accelerates into the curves. It’s an experience to be had … Continue reading