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THE CULTURAL TIGHTROPE

Phile or phobe?

I speak Catalan, my wife was Catalan and my son is Catalan. I have made Catalonia my home. I have lived well here, and I am grateful for that, although I feel that the relationship is a balanced one, as...

HEADING FOR THE HILLS

Shining EXAMPLE

There is more than one way to see the light.Nightly, without fail, one of us trails through the olive grove, a Cyclops with feeble head torch, to give the pony her last feed and a loving pat. The valley...

Long-term resident

Mr. Cussà

On July 11th last, Jordi Cussà i Balaguer passed away at the age of 60, in his native town of Berga. Now, I’m not such a fool that I don’t know that many if not most readers will be thinking or even...

THE LAST WORD

The great forgotten

When the pandemic struck, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one whose concerns expressed themselves as fears for my nearest and dearest. My mother, an elderly woman in poor health living in a care home over...

Cap Roig

The stars are out again

The nights in the Cap Roig festival have always been full of stars, with big names from the national and international music scene. The pandemic forced the festival held in Calella de Palafrugell’s Botanical...