Swimming Naked in Spain – and Ham Sandwiches

If you think for one minute I'm going to show you pictures of naked people on the beach -- you'd be right. But don't call the porn police just yet -- we're talking European I-don't-give-a-damn-what-you-think, not American prudence.  ;-) I was invited with friends to "take a walk to the beach."  I didn't know what [...]

Swimming Naked in Spain – and Ham Sandwiches2017-11-14T07:27:35-06:00

Play Like a Grown-up Part 2

"Hey, let's spend an entire year designing, creating, and building a cool monument, put it up for 4 days, and then -- burn it down!" Sounds crazy, no? But that's what they do for the Las Fallas festival in the region of Valencia, Spain. The interesting part, though, is not so much about the monuments (yes, [...]

Play Like a Grown-up Part 22017-07-18T17:37:59-06:00

A Little Cheesey

"We should learn to make cheese,"  he said. "Huh?"  I responded. "Cheese.  We should learn how to make it at home," he replied. Poor guy had no idea what he'd just gotten himself into. At first we tried our hand at a couple of simple cheeses made with rennet (the coagulant that's used in [...]

A Little Cheesey2017-02-08T05:10:23-06:00

Pasión Flamenco

I return again to the subject of having a passion.  What is yours?  What makes your adrenaline flow?  What causes the words to flow or even gush out of your mouth when talking about your passion?  Well, mine is easy....Spain, the Spanish culture, its people.  And I can get this all wrapped up in one [...]

Pasión Flamenco2017-06-08T17:51:52-06:00