As a passing retrospective of one year in Spain, I am almost obligated to make inventory of what has made the time well-spent. So the following is a synopsis of my, you read correctly, top 81 places, events, observations and impressions of my Spanish life. They are in conjunction with “My Oyster, Part 1″ and… Read More My Oyster, Part 2: A Top 81
When one takes to the time to recollect the evidence of experience, without the weight of sentimentality, through conversation, stories, or solitary reflection, the result can be unexpected. Here is a quick collection of some of the photographs I’ve taken, each picture representing something great and memorable in my experience and life here in Spain.… Read More España, condensed. (Photo highlights up to 1-8-2011).
At the beginning of a new chapter in a life, along with an apartment empty of distractions and spontaneous consumption of too much caffeine, one gets to thinking. And as a sort of antidote to complacency, or as a byproduct of this idle time, I thought it would be apropos to reflect a bit on… Read More My Oyster (updated)
One rainy evening in the summer of 1994, sitting cross-legged and looking over the mouth of the Kenai river in Alaska as a rusty fishing boat swung on its mooring, I ate cold uncooked Ramen noodles with my fingers. After sprinkling on the Oriental Flavor powdered spice pack, I poured over it a can of… Read More Conversation and Taste