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  1. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Ponchi, As always, well-thought and well-written!! GH
  2. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Wow.....a wonderful last post in this series. I'm going to miss these. I hope you'll do 5 photos from your next adventure as well!!! GH
  3. MediaGrrl's Avatar
    great photo
  4. GlennHarman's Avatar
    That is a totally fascinating photo!!! I enjoyed your discussion of how it might have come to be there. GH
  5. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Thanks again for this blog. I hope Drop will comment. GH
  6. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Duh.....It is now obvious that we will get one episode of this blog with each photo. I don't know why that wasn't obvious to me with the first one. Keep them coming. This is great fun. GH
  7. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Very always with your blogs, I could almost feel, smell, and see the place while reading your colorful language. Only one problem: the title says "Five photos" but I only seem to be able to get the one of the inside of La Morada. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

  8. GlennHarman's Avatar
    As I said in a personal note to Ponchi, I have loved every one of these blogs from Albania....I don't think I've ever loved anything on TAT more. Poncho made this place come alive with his wonderfully picturesque language. I've always had a desire to see this place that spent most of the last half of the 20th century isolated from the world. But these blogs have made it much more likely that I will really make the effort to do so. Poncho, thanks a bunch for these notes. And please keep writing. You do it so very well. GH
  9. suliso's Avatar
    I think I'd like it as well. It seems to me Albania was closer to Marriot than you usually get in your work assignments.
  10. ponchi101's Avatar
    Yes. I really liked it. I said it before. If you are not the kind that needs a Marriot or cheesy English coffee shop, Albania will be fun.
  11. suliso's Avatar
    You had a great time, I see.
  12. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Thanks for this blog also.....And Suliso's question was very helpful. GH
  13. ponchi101's Avatar
    Albania is the 10th largest oil producer in Europe. They have a bit.
    Plus, they are in a great neighborhood for that. Zero of anything anywhere near.
  14. suliso's Avatar
    What are you actually prospecting for? Is it gas or oil? I hadn't previously heard of either in Albania...
  15. GlennHarman's Avatar
    You have a real gift for painting a picture with your words.....I felt like I was there just now. GH
  16. ponchi101's Avatar
    No. You are not outdated. Just a crazy Latvian.
    (I do play board games with my nephews. Just a crazy Vennie).
  17. suliso's Avatar
    Me, my parents, sister and ten year old niece play cards or board games regularly. Maybe we're outdated too
  18. GlennHarman's Avatar
    I agree word-for-word with Megan's response. Great job on the blog, Ponchi! GH
  19. GlennHarman's Avatar
    Wonderful note.....You expressed these scenarios so well I could feel myself actually being there. Thanks!! GH
  20. MeganFernandez's Avatar
    Fun story! I appreciate all the work you did to compile and organize the numbers.

    For me, personally, it's a simple smell test. Serena, Steffi and Martina all have the numbers to justify a GOAT argument. But Serena's accomplishments and legacy loom over the other two, in my opinion. She played against her sister in majors. She has stretched her career for at least 20 years. She made several comebacks. She broke barriers (as did Martina). She transcended the sport. There is definitely a recency effect, and I don't know how to avoid it. Boiling it down to numbers doesn't work for me. Numbers capture only part of a story.
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