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Saturday Show & Tell – 9th Edition

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Show & Tell blog carnival. Can you believe it’s the 9th edition already? Our first contribution comes from Paula Puffer. When her friend’s dog needed to wear one of those awkward cone collars, Paula discovered that A Little Bit of Boredom and Some Magic Markers = Awesome! which is posted over at her blog, Don’t Be a Pickle Bump. As Paula explains, the post is about: A little silliness for when a dog has to wear a cone for various and sundry reasons I like how distinguished the pooch looks in his fancifully decorated collar.…

Easter versus the Ku Klux Klan in Spain

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d post this photo I took at a gift shop in Cartagena, Spain.¬†As you can see from the sign, tourists often mistake these hooded figures for Ku Klux Klan members. In truth, there is no affiliation. These hooded robes, called capirotes, are worn by devout Catholics during Holy Week in Spain, when large processions march slowly through the streets. (To learn more, check out the article¬†Semana Santa in Spain Holy Week Glossary which does an excellent job of explaining how Catholics celebrate Easter in Spain.) I visited Spain once during Holy Week…