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Have Yourself a Poopy Catalan Christmas

December 18, 2018 5 Comments »

caga tio caganer catalan christmas

There is no Santa in Catalonia. That’s right – none. The kids in the northern part of Spain are told that Santa passes them over and doesn’t stop in Catalonia. No, they aren’t being punished because they were ‘bad’. They simply don’t need Santa in Catalonia…they have something else, something better. A Christmas log named […]

Things to do on the Acadian Peninsula

October 24, 2017 7 Comments »

things to do on the acadian peninsula

The woman at the counter brings my pain au chocolate and says something to me in French. I always admire the French language; it flows so beautifully, like silk coming out of people’s lips. It makes me nostalgic for my high school days when I took French and wondered why I was taking it. After […]

A Handshake in the Canadian Badlands

October 4, 2017 10 Comments »

Canadian Badlands Writing on Stone

I was going through all the motions…it had been a whirlwind travel day of moving, moving, moving. We did introductions quickly in the parking lot and shook hands. I never thought of myself as hurried – until I went to pull away from the handshake and he took his other hand and cupped it around […]