A big congratulations to Norway’s Alexander Rybak and his lovely, playful “Fairytale” – a huge Eurovision win. Sasha was born in Belarus and speaks Russian as well as Norwegian. I still think that Sweden should have done much better, but “Fairytale” works on so many levels that it’s hard to fault anyone for voting for Norway.
In other work-related links, please hop on over to read David King’s “Estuary Sands, 11:00.” It’s the type of leisurely poem that sneaks up on you and makes your heart beat faster.
Finally – while I give props to the beauty of the Spanish countryside, I have decided that there is simply no better place to drink sangria than in Kiev, in May, under the stars.