Cocido in the Park

June 17, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Photos, Spain, Videos, Wine 869 views

Just like last year, today we had a free town sponsored meal in the park. The dish was cocido montañes, the most typical food here in Cantabria. It’s a stew with beans, cabbage and meat.
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Bedroom Window Panorama

June 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, House, Photos, Spain 954 views

Today at noon, when I was putting on my shoes to go buy bread, I stuck my head out the window and found this fantastic panorama before me.
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How Not To Choose A Logo

June 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Politics 1,104 views

Last time I was in Mondragon, I was struck by a particular logo that was spray painted onto many walls. It combines two really cool symbols. Unfortunately, the two symbols carry just a tiny bit of historical significance.

Both symbols can be made by drawing three lines on a sheet of paper, rotating the paper, and drawing the same three lines. Because both symbols hold a natural symmetric beauty that appeals to humans, they have already been chosen to represent movements and ideas in history.

Know what two symbols I’m talking about yet?
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Marriage Class – Part 2 – Faith

June 14, 2007 By: erik Category: Religion 639 views

We’ve now completed episode 2 of our 4 part marriage class. A different teacher this time. Today’s topic: Faith.

Here are my thoughts on the matter… (I know that thinking is highly discouraged, and I’m sorry)
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Martini

June 14, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Partying, Photos, Spain 981 views

VermouthIn my Spanish class in England, one of the Spanish teaching assistants told me that, in Spain, before lunch (the big meal of the day), the Spaniards often go out and have a vermouth, a so-called “aperitif”.
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Marriage Classes Begin

June 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Religion 739 views

Beginning tonight, for four days, we have marriage classes at the local church. I’m really quite curious to know what The Church thinks it can teach me about marriage.
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Cactus Cam Goes Offline

June 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Photos, Timelapse, Videos 1,108 views

Tragedy struck here at Cactus Cam Productions last week. Our cameraman, my 6-year-old G4 Powerbook, had a severe stroke last Wednesday. He’s been in intensive care since then, and, I’m sorry to report, he passed away yesterday.
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Sixth Story Snail

June 11, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, House 598 views

Yesterday, Marga and I were resting on the couch, having a post meal coffee, when she turned to look at the window and exclaimed, “¡Mira! ¡Hay un caracol!”
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Return to Pico Candiano

June 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos 948 views

This past week, there were advertisements around town for an organized hike in the mountains on Saturday. You had to be at the town hall by 8:30 to participate. We weren’t sure that we wanted to do it, but we decided to set the alarm clock for 7:30 and check out the weather and decide then. It was a little cloudy, but looked like it was going to burn off and be a wonderful day. So we went.
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Afternoon by the Rí­a

June 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos 846 views

On Tuesday afternoon we went for a walk along the Maritime Walkway, the most picturesque part of Colindres. We got lucky, and the tide was all the way in. High tide enhances the natural beauty of the scenery by several orders of magnitude.
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