Adventures in Greece – Athens, Crete, and more

The airport is busy this Tuesday morning. It’s just like the beforetimes. Vaxx Passports and Passenger Locator Forms in hand, Morena and I are boarding a plane to

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The Unbearable Lightness of Expat Being – 17 years in Spain

Hey, y’all. It’s my 17th Spainiversary today. I don’t know what you were doing on 21 October 2004, but I know exactly what I was doing… I was

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Native English Teachers Wanted: is it really illegal to advertise for “native” speakers?

Hey all! It’s been an interesting week on one of my Facebook groups. See, over on English Teachers in Madrid there’s been a bit of a spat over

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Freedom from Social Media – block your apps and enjoy your life

Is social media hacking your brain? It’s certainly hacking mine. No, I haven’t watched The Social Dilemma, that documentary everybody’s been talking about. But it’s been clear for

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Random Thoughts #6 – Anti-Capitalism, Afghanistan, and Problem Creep

Hey everyone! Been a while since I’ve done a Random Thoughts article. My last one offended a few fragile flowers over on Facebook because I mentioned that Pablo

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Barcelona’s New Normal – August 2021 Edition

Things are mostly back to normal here in Barcelona. After a few weeks when it seemed like everyone we knew had the Delta variant, or had been in

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God’s Socialist: Jim Jones on the Martyrmade podcast

I recently listened to the God’s Socialist series on a podcast called Martyrmade. The podcast is by a gentleman named Darryl Cooper, who, from what I’ve gleaned, is

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Walking in Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Hey hey! As you know if I’ve been here before, part of my mission is to show you all the dusty trails of Spain’s more rural areas. So

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Getting Vaxxed in Catalonia – the Covid saga continues

Sup, Dear Reader? You just might be wondering what’s happening in the life of Mr Chorizo these days. It’s unlikely. But not fully impossible. So – just in case

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Top 10 steps to starting an online business in 2022 – or any other year

Hey all! I recently celebrated my 6th year without a job. The sixth anniversary of that fateful day I finally fired my boss so I could work full-time

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