I have no sympathy for Rev. Charles Dodgson –Lewis Carroll–, and his best-known books are not among my favourites, despite I sincerely recognize their quality and merit. But… Read more “A foxy Alice down the rabbit’s hole”
Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626), like his almost contemporary fellow philosopher Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592) was very fond of quotations. Both their main works: Bacon’s “Essays” (3… Read more “Telescoped quotations – from Francis Bacon back to King Salomon”
I liked Burt Lancaster from the very minute he appeared on the screen in the very first movie I watched featuring him (The Unforgiven, by John Huston).… Read more “The Swimmer who did not know how to swim – (My humble crush on Burt Lancaster)”
I heartily thank Liz —Under my skin— for nominating me (I do thank her and love her anyway 🙂 ) Here are the Rules of this challenge:… Read more “® “3 days – 3 quotes” challenge (1)”
These last years, several persons have asked me why am I always blogging about my sister’s affections and the things she most liked (which is not strictly… Read more “Loveliest? – Rita Hayworth (II)”
As a sample of the large collection of images of Rita Hayworth that Ari Fontrodona collected during years, here are some of her favourites. All show dancing… Read more “Was She Ever Lovelier? – Rita Hayworth (I)”
My precedent post as a tribute to my sister, showed a very especially fine picture of her (a true artwork to my eyes, thanks both to her… Read more “Portrait from Beyond (a variant pic and a postscript)”
Some portraits remain in the memory no matter how long ago they were taken. To me, this is one of them. It tells me, and reminds me,… Read more “Portrait from Beyond”
Hopper’s portraits of buildings, streets, villages, landscapes…, faithful as they may be, are also inner portraits. They quite deliberately represent the painter’s mood and, often times, tell… Read more “Edward Hopper (XIII) – “Portrait of Orleans” from a car about to crash”
After a rather long interval, I come back to my ongoing series of posts about Edward Hopper. Despite having already advanced drafts for longer posts, I feel… Read more “Edward Hopper (XII) – A Dawn and two Dusks”
This is quite an unusual post to reblog here, but I have to do it. I must also thank very heartily Angel Fox for her sustained support of my homeland and our rights, and her valiant denounce of tyranny and fascism from Spain.
Spain is not a democracy (has never been, despite appearances) and Catalonia is just one of its last colonies -one of the older, but now this has to change for good.
(As for the original post by Ms. Fox, just let me kindly amend the incorrectly written name of our President: he is Carles (not “Carlos”; that’s how Spaniards call him in their never-ending intolerance toward different cultures and languages.)
As if the tyranny of Spain towards the Catalans is not enough, Germany has arrested their chosen President. Puigdemont had taken exile in Belgium from the Spanish arrest warrant that claims he has committed sedition and rebellion by supporting the referendum to free Catalonia from Spain and it’s oppression. The referendum was held October 1st of last year and resulted in horrific violence by the Spanish police against the Catalans as seen below.
Since then, a new election for Catalan parliament and the presidency was held resulting in pro-liberation candidates being reelected including Puigdemont. In reaction, Rajoy of Spain refuses to acknowledge the election results and the tyrannical behavior of Spain towards Catalonia continues.
If you believe in Democracy, you will support the Catalans who have been oppressed for centuries by terrible governments who abuse their people and use their resources and money for their own benefit. Spain continues to…
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Ari (Ariel in full; Arishej online) was my younger sister, and a truly lovely and outstanding girl she was! After some years of retirement and solitude, she… Read more “Ari’s sailboat on my table – (to navigate beyond space-time)”