Grist for the Mill (news, in other words)

Passionate Spectator

… for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude,…

Medio Gas*

*Half-throttle. The morning we left Madrid for Catalunya, it became permissible for the first time in almost a year to…

Signs of Life

Our nearest grocery store, open 24 hours a day pre-Pandemic (which, over the past 14 months, has gone from being…

The Long and Winding Road

First, of course, starting in January were the Facebook posts from the U.S., a trickle, then a flood: vaccinated! (I…

Quiero Fiesta

Two Saturdays ago, I woke up to a dawn broken by singing. This sounds much more picturesque than it actually…

Peregrinations

The swifts are back, to surf the canyons between the apartment buildings. I’d been waiting for them and waiting for…

Roving

roving1 /ˈrəʊvɪŋ/ adjective 1. constantly moving from one area or place to another. This morning, I asked someone how was…