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About dendrobiem

Into: ancient history, horses, dogs, birds, nature, gardening, futbol (soccah!), baseball, hockey, rugby, working hard, buying shoes. Not into: purses, angry people, bosses with inferiority complexes, eating eel, people who abuse their children, people who refuse to recycle because of conspiracy theories, who should team up with the folks who don't buy any organic product because of a news report about some organic labeling being inaccurate. Definitely not into Tr*mp

Spanish Autonomous communities

Spain is comprised of 17 autonomous communities: Andalusia Aragon Asturias Balearics Canarias Cantabria Castile-LaMancha Castile y Leon Catalunya Extremadura Galicia La Rioja Madrid Murcia Navarre Pais Vasco Valencia With two autonomous cities in Africa: Ceuta (Morocco) Melilla (Morocco) These communities … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

So, you know, I got to thinking about this whole Spanish historical sites blog concept and came to a conclusion:  ‘What the hell do you really know about Spain anyway?’  ‘You’ve never been there, you just pore over tons of … Continue reading

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Espana

Espana, Spain, Hispania.   The history of this beautiful country is captivating to me.  You can explore prehistoric cave art, visit a poblat Iberic, or tread the remains of a Roman era villa in search of the spirits of the people … Continue reading

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Uggghhh

So… Long Time No Blog It’s not that I have been busy or anything, and it’s not like anyone is actually reading it, anyway. Yes, there is this job thing that I go to on a frequent basis. That’s been … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here… and it’s January

The All-Star break came and went, and so did the Red Sox. The catastrophe that was September, the subsequent gutting (figuratively and emotionally) of the team, and a quiet winter break bring us to the current uncertainties, with pitchers and … Continue reading

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The All Star Break…

The three ugliest words in the Red Sox language.  The question always remains ‘Will the Sox take their usual post-Break swoon or will they prove us wrong, for once?!’  Like in ’04 and ’07.  Will we, yet again, bow to … Continue reading

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Water Water Everywhere, and Not a Stop to Think

The next great human dilemma is, without a doubt, clean, fresh water. The ancient peoples of the notoriously arid Mediterranean region were masters of water use and storage.  The Minoans, Romans, and Nabataeans, to name a few, built elaborate water … Continue reading

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