Rugged Rugged Out, dog! out, cur! thou drivest me past the bounds! —Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Use this, a whitewall tire skidding on a dark night, a shadowy cityscape a rain-coated woman approaches up the steamy street one moment she is a silhouette in the street light a misted penumbra pain is here and... Continue Reading →

Roger Torrent visits Catalunya Nord

Yesterday, Roger Torrent, the speaker of the Catalan parliament was guest of honor at the Day of Exile and Deportation in Prats-de-Mollo, a village in Catalunya Nord—i.e., Northern Catalonia, under French administration. Here is a link to the page on L’Independent, the newspaper of Catalunya Nord with videos and an interview with Roger Torrent. Below... Continue Reading →

Vignoble d’hiver

Vignoble d’hiver Long before the Roman legions marched Long before the Visigoths ruled with iron Long before the Moors galloped in Long before the Franks reconquered Long before the Catalan kingdom arose Long before the Cathar heretics burned Long before the French king whipped Spain Long before the Revolution changed the game Long before the... Continue Reading →

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