A story from the Spanish Reconquista, to La Malinche and Mexico, and the discovery of California. The importance of understanding history along with my personal experiences.
So what exactly is a Christian? Do all “Christians” believe other sects, denominations etc are equally as “Christian as them? The answer to that is probably a resounding no, or a very weak yes.
Since September 11th and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq there has been an enormous surge of interest in the Muslim world from America. The ordinary American knowing nothing of this ancient culture will pick up bits and pieces from various sources including academic books, hateful right wing talk radio, American soldiers experiences or extreme…… Continue reading Muslims and Christians
Jandro, Most excellent that you had a chance to get back to Toledo and especially hike through the Pyrenees! That is most cool. I heard some time ago that Miguel got married but I was not aware that it was to an American from the fund! I wish he would send me a picture or…… Continue reading E-mail to Alejandro 5.15.2004
What’s up man, Yea, I think I’ve seen you online here and there, but I’m sure you would agree that it gets really old having people message you constantly about dumb crap. We are the ones who used it first, and are the ones to get tired of it first right. I still like to…… Continue reading E-mail to Jeff 1.21.2004
Well I got up this morning, packed the rest of my stuff, took a shower and watched that cartoon, what’s his names laboratory. Then I had the shuttle take me to the airport and I sat there for a while waiting for the flight. Now I’m on the airplane above the Atlantic ocean heading home. …… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.31.1998
Well I’m leaving for home tomorrow. I’m just sitting here in my hotel room because everyone else has already left. Laurel was here with me and we had a great time together here in Madrid. But she left today around one and I went into Madrid and bought a USA Today went to Kentucky Fried…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.30.1998
Today I’m kinda in a rotten mood. I had my last two exams today and it’s all over. I think I’m in a bad mood for a couple of reasons. First I’m leaving España in a few days which I really do NOT want to do. I love it here. I don’t want to go…… Continue reading Journal Entry – 7.23.1998