Category «Rambling»

Posts on walking/rambling the Earth, and general rambling on about things that don’t fit in the other categories.

You Need to Read These Books

What follows is a discussion of a very sensitive subject; in some European countries, I could be put in jail for writing these things. Here, on the Internet, I’ll probably have my social accounts suspended. Speaking the truth can get you in a lot of trouble — it has always been so. Topic: Muslim society and …

Living in Disneylandia

Flamenco in Granada

Originally published Saturday, November 15, 2014 Living in a tourist destination takes some getting used to. Even more so when you’re living at the poverty level, as an illegal immigrant, in the center of activity where you can’t throw a rock without hitting a restaurant, bar, or someone trying to sell you tickets to an …

Spanish Lessons

Originally posted Thursday, October 13, 2013 It’s been a pretty boring time in the Pacific Northwest, where I find myself these days. Not much to write about. I get up and go to work every weekday, I take a guitar lesson every other Saturday, and I’ve begun sitting in on flamenco cante (song) lessons on Sundays. I …

Road Trip

17 June, 2018 By any reasonable standards, purchasing a ticket to Malaga last night was foolish. I’m not only broke, I’m disastrously in debt. But then I thought of this quote from one of the greatest movies of all time: Boon: Jesus. What’s going on? Hoover: They confiscated everything, even the stuff we didn’t steal. …