I'm back in Madrid. (São Paulo later in the week.) While out wandering, at Plaza de Canalejas, to be specific, I came across in a downtown square what one comes across everywhere here—boys (and girls!*) playing football. The kids were weaving their way around and through the numerous "civilians" like me wandering in the plaza. (*Girls' participatory football is the fastest growing sport in Europe—and a few clever marketers are starting, in a glacial way, to "get it.")
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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