Monthly Archives: September 2019

Granada

They say that the Alhambra is the must see attraction in Granada. But only so many people can go in each day. Tickets sell out. That is why I signed us up for the three hour tour in advance. Chrissy … Continue reading

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City life

Walking around Seville made me think about what makes some cities more walkable, pleasant and livable than others. Seville is certainly one of the most pleasant cities I have ever seen. I could see lots of the characteristics of a … Continue reading

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All the world will be in love with night

All the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. We are in Cordoba today and the city comes to life after dark, same as I wrote about Seville. My first four pictures … Continue reading

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us? Carthaginians were the first empire builders to show up. The Romans pushed them out and held onto Spain for more around 700 years. Spain was among the most Roman of the provinces. … Continue reading

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Layers

Many churches in southern Spain were once mosques, that were once churches that were once Roman temples. History is layered here. I think it is useful to think of a kind of time line to show the really long years … Continue reading

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Eating late

It gets hot in Seville and so people have adapted by doing more in the morning and at night. It was not that hot today, but the night was still very wonderfully pleasant. Spaniards eat their evening meal very late. … Continue reading

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Jet lag

Tired from jet lag and a full day. Will write more tomorrow. For now, I will note the Seville is a delightful city, certainly one of the most pleasant I have ever seen. Evidently, it was the set for many … Continue reading

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Skeptics & Talking to Strangers

Another of my book pairs is “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe” and “Talking to Strangers,” the latest Malcolm Gladwell book. Of the two, “Skeptic’s” is the better book, but “Talking to Strangers” is maybe more entertaining and will sell more … Continue reading

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Marshall & Mattis

I tend to finish books in related pairs. This is because of Amazon/Audible marketing, and it works. When you buy one, you get the ad, “Customers who viewed this item also viewed.” Often there is a related book that looks … Continue reading

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Tree farming in Highland County, Virginia

Just getting there Getting to the Moyers Tree Farm means driving for miles along twisty mountain roads, probably the most convoluted major roads in the Commonwealth of Virginia. They named it Highland County for good reason. If fact, Highland County … Continue reading

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