Lovely (& incredibly tiring) 2-day seminar in Madrid is in the bag. I was advised, "Spaniards are unlikely to ask questions." Which Spaniards? We interacted at high volume and density from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for two straight days! (What I love about seminars like this is that, true or not, I really feel as though I've made some fast friends despite the short time. I think that's what really keeps me stirred up.) Finished Day 2 in time to sneak in two hours at the Prado. (Ye gads, the raw power of Goya's "the black paintings" is intimidating.) The photograph is Velazquez guarding the entrance to the museum.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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