It’s winter and I am in a big city, so I felt like watching a movie about the outdoors and about hiking in anticipation of the coming summer. Wild, the story of Cheryl Strayed’s hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, … Continue reading
I had gone to Huéscar for market day and I thought I might as well look for my favorite Spanish newspaper, El Pais. It might find it at the tobacco shop, I was told. As I entered the store, just … Continue reading
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Sad news can be a reason to (re)watch one of the best films of all time.
Great, a film about Churchill and about World War II! A movie for which even this student of history can leave the desk for a few hours without a guilty conscience. And off to the cinema I was. There, the first … Continue reading
Each time I receive a message from my bank in Lithuania, I am reminded of the insistence of that language to Lithuanianize foreign names, although I don’t quite understand what’s wrong with my first name, which already ends in a … Continue reading
Yes, Austria. Not Australia. That cute country with castles and Kaiserschmarrn, waltz and Waltz, Mozart and marzipan? But Austria has winters, too. Tough winters, like in Wyoming. And mountains like in Montana. Valleys like in Yosemite. And reclusive communities deep … Continue reading
In fiction: In reality: Heck, even the part about the investigation makes sense in both contexts.