OK, I’m Back in the Saddle Again. Sort of.

It’s been a while.  Apologies for the long gap between postings.

I’ve been in Spain, in Madrid, a city I’d never visited before this year’s trip. Spent some time in the great pleasure city of Barcelona a few years ago, but that’s a v different culture. Think Boston vs Miami. On second thought, don’t—that comparison manages to simultaneously understate and overstate the attractions of every single one of the four named cities.

Don’t know how I ever got past the SATs when I screw up a simple “Chicken is to egg as Cow is to…” analogy like that.

Anyhow, I returned to Washington, depressed as I always am about leaving Europe—I’ve been known to burst into great wrenching sobs on return flights from Paris, which tends to make the flight attendants a little antsy—and walked right into a flair-up of my recurring pulmonary problems, which put me out of action for a while.  As I write this, I’m still somewhat under the influence of my cough suppressant, so these notes might read just a tiny bit spacey.

But here I am.  Travel notes, movie trailers, music, and meals to follow.

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