The Digital Story of Nativity

Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon…

Times change!

Merry Christmas

Winter is here, weather and otherwise – see the snow?

Christmas is imminent so the time has come for shopping, office parties, family get-togethers,  overindulgence in general and wishes of peace and happiness everywhere …

As for myself, I’m going to spend Christmas the Catalan way, that is, with my personal ‘crapper’ – not shopper -, mind you,  or ‘caganer‘, hitting the ‘Caga Tió’ – or shitting/pooping log – yeah, we are a weird lot – and having my fair share of ‘torrons‘, ‘Escudella  i carn d´Olla’ , etc.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Minaret Ban in Switzerland

Switzerland, a country famous for its tolerance and passivity – ask Roman Polanski 🙂 -, and with quite a high percentage of Muslim population (400,000), has made a radical move to ban minarets from mosques. The referendum that took place yesterday shows that 53% of Swiss voters are in favour of the ban.

Many of the reasons behind yesterday’s vote -growing opposition to migration, the rise of the far right, fear of Islam – apply to other European countries as well. But despite the outrage and criticism widespread in Europe as a result of the referendum, can we be really sure that we would have voted differently given the chance?