PhilipKraskePhilip Kraske

"I was born in Detroit, lived my formative years in Ohio and Minnesota, and stayed in America long enough to get in the basic rituals of high school and college. I graduated from the U of Minnesota/Twin Cities with a B.A. in International Relations. I settled permanently in Madrid in the 80s and keep my bread buttered by teaching English courses on a freelance basis in Spanish companies.  I give an hour, maybe two, of class, then pack up my briefcase and leave behind my students clinched to their computer screens; I can never be too grateful to teaching.  I usually have just one or two classes in the morning, then sit down to write between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (the Spanish lunch hour), since at that time Spaniards are too busy raising company profits to ponder the mysteries of the verb Get. I also publish satirical verse – op-eds, really – about domestic and international politics, on my own and different progressive websites in the U.S. I used to write normal op-eds, but branched into this new form a few years ago and enjoy it much more."—Philip Kraske

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  • Podcast theme music: Chillout Me by Antony Raijekov from his Jazz U album (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

  • Slide show image courtesy of Philip Kraske.

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