Category: Spanish

Legacy

It’s been a weird summer.  Horrible things happening in the world out there; the grist of mainstream and – now – social media too.  Just because you love cat gifs doesn’t mean you don’t see execution gifs … Beautiful things…

Happy St Google’s Day!

I saw a BBC Panorama documentary recently on the subject of North Korea.  Towards the end, after showing those of us who know nothing the veritable horrors of the place, it compared the advertising-free misery of the North Korean underground…

For the alternative is mayhem …

I just tweeted the following thought, confused of Chester as I am: In order to properly defend our laws, we need our media to make its own? What does *that* then say about the quality of our laws? #leveson I…

Moneyballing 21st century banks

“Moneyball” is a brilliant film, based on a groundbreaking book.  It describes how a small baseball team found itself unable to compete with its richer competitors, and decided to use a system called sabermetrics to analyse with intelligence and data…

Birth in a foreign country

Our children are all Spanish.  They were born in Spain – and profess an undying love for it.  They are Spanish in a way that I can never be – even as I have Mediterranean blood and spent sixteen years…