It's that time of year again, when Noman flies to Europe for business. Posts should be taking on a decidedly Continental flavor. Perhaps the Euro will provide grist for the mill. It seems about time for Greece to go its own way, as the country doesn't seem to be serious about getting its financial house in order. It would be ironic for the seedbed of occidental intellectual culture to be thrown out of the European Union. Stay tuned.
If you don't know Barcelona, or haven't been to the Sagrada Familia temple (Church of the Holy Family), you don't know what you're missing. If the dollar recovers, as it's threatening to do, you could do much worse for an adventure vacation spot.