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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

Paella – main dish of Valencia – is no joking matter

Paella is the main dish of Valencia. Even though it is served elsewhere in Spain, it originated here. The rice produced in Valencia is a wonderful short-grain rice that is flavorful and creamy....

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: An American in Spain

The daunting, rewarding task of learning a new language in Spain

As I sit at a café writing this column, I listen to groups of women around me talking. At 10 a.m., women come together to smoke, drink coffee and talk about their lives. Their gestures are...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | COLUMN: An American in Spain

The art of compact living and the romance of history high in the Pyrenees

August is essentially vacation time in Spain. Many of the shops and restaurants in Puzol have signs on them saying “closed for vacation – back in September.” So, we decided to join the throngs of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: An American in Spain

For Durangoans, embracing life in Spain starts with the food

For a variety of reasons, our family decided to move to Spain for a year. We uprooted our Durango teenager and grade schooler, left our jobs, found a friend to take our dog and packed up our...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: An American in Spain

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