Voting

June 19, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, Spain, USA, Voting 919 views

They just had a vote in Cataluña (an Eastern region in Spain containing Barcelona) to decide whether or not the people were in favor of Cataluña becoming it’s own nation. Less than 50% of the registered voters voted, and guess what? They got a result that favored the power-hungry minority.
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Illegal Emigrants

June 16, 2006 By: erik Category: Funny, Politics, USA 1,085 views

I got this in an email. It seems to be posted around the net with “author unknown”, so it seems like I’m free to replicate it for you here. Being a liberal emigrant myself, I found it quite funny.
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Bridge Problem

June 16, 2006 By: erik Category: Musings 888 views

Every year, my parents give me a bridge calendar for Christmas. I’m using and enjoying it more than ever this year. Most of the explanations are reasonable and make sense. A few weeks ago, however, I came across an explanation that I just don’t understand.

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Huge Monster

June 14, 2006 By: erik Category: Photos, Weird 1,931 views

For some reason, I often take my camera on my always-uneventful, five minute trip to buy bread every day. Nothing photo-worthy every happens. Until today…

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Berria Crayfish Kebab

June 13, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Flickr, Photos, Soccer, Spain, USA 1,669 views

A few more Flickr pics… My Flickr upload project is serving for nice blog content during slow periods.
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Visit from Cousin Andrew

June 12, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Photos, Spain 671 views

My cousin, Andrew, visited us on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as part of his month-long European train tour. It sure seemed like he was glad to have a flat bed in a room all to himself. From my limited experience, it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep in trains and hostals.

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Fourteen Thousand Euros

June 07, 2006 By: erik Category: Flickr, Golf, Photos, Religion, Spain 1,710 views

Some more pics uploaded to Flickr…

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Sunday Soccer

June 06, 2006 By: erik Category: Family, Mondragon, Photos, Soccer, Spain 1,128 views

On Sunday, we went to Mondragon to see two soccer matches, organized in honor of Marga’s uncle, Jose Luis, who passed away in February. The first was between two teams of ten-year-olds that Jose Luis had coached, and the second was between Jose Luis’ eldest son’s, Gorka’s, team, and Jose Luis’ friends (many of whom were fathers of the opposing players). His younger son, Ion, also played. Ion, though three years younger, was the best player on the youngster team.
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Depressing Rolling Stone Article

June 05, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, USA, Voting 1,051 views

This article came out last week. I read the first half of it, but skipped to the conclusion because I was starting to feel physically ill from the anger/shame/depression that it was evoking in me.
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More Flickr Pics

June 03, 2006 By: erik Category: England, Flickr, Photos, Spain, Wine 890 views

I haven’t yet figured out how I’m going to show pictures on my new blog. With the absense of anything new to say or show, I’m going to continue posting some of my favorite pictures to Flickr.
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