This Navidad, visit the Cathedral of Trash

When I saw that had a Christmas Eve article due, I could only think of this one totally awesome, totally renewable, kind of crazy, one of the best places I’ve ever visited. Check out the article and then visit/climb all over it for yourself! First published, of course, December 24, 2012, on SmartPlanet.com. MEJORADA DEL CAMPO…

How the Cubipod can prevent your city from flooding

MADRID — It’s cute, it’s symmetrical, and it could save money and your city from flooding. It’s the CubiPod. Published on SmartPlanet, December 10, 2012.  I though this was an interesting (and cute!) innovation that I found very poignant after my friends were left with the remains of Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, an impossible flooding town.

How to win El Gordo

El Gordo is Spain’s biggest lottery. Scratch that… with prize totals over 2.5 billion euros, it’s the world’s largest lotto. And, in my opinion, it’s the most complicated one at that! Thus, I set out to clarify all I’ve learned, share some wives’ tales, and hope to bring you luck, as I wrote for EnglishWarehouse on…