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To Ashes, to Dust: Decadent Berlin, late 1920’s

Like Weimar’s Berlin, the world is crumbling around us. And I can’t help watching this video again and again. How can I say this… I have spent part of the night watching the segment from Babylon Berlin (the TV series … Continue reading

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The Last Living Person on the Planet

It’s the title of a lovely song from Nacho Mastretta. It was originally sung by the wonderful voice of Gema Corredera, but her version is audio only on YouTube. Here I have two versions. But before enjoying them, I want … Continue reading

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More Mail from el Puente de #PuertoRico

Perhaps the media don’t talk any longer about the situation in Puerto Rico, hit by storm Maria, five weeks ago. The same five weeks we have been living without electricity, spotty cell and Internet access. But you know what, we … Continue reading

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Lenin and Beethoven’s Appassionata, all in Fargo.

There is a scene on Fargo season 3 episode 6 (God of No Mercy) where the wicked character named V.M. Vargas and played by HP’s David Thewlis quotes Lenin’s appreciation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Nr. 23. Yes, the Vladimir Ilyich … Continue reading

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My Grading Policy

I’m thinking about placing this as a foreword to all my courses. It shows the bs from both sides! Have fun with this extract from Breaking Bad, and notice how Mr. White plays dumb to have the student believe for … Continue reading

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