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(Español) ¡Qué cosa extraña es la vida!

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The Privilege of Time

Life, for those of us privileged enough to have time to live it, is a slow learning process. But the real learning is to take advantage of that time to keep learning. Learning for the sake of it, with no other motivation than living. You live because you live; you learn because you [...]

(Español) Paco o la indefensión aprendida

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History & Life Aphorism

It was George Santayana who wrote in The Life of Reason: “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”

Well over a century later, I must write:

Those who don’t know their history, are codemn to repeat it, and those who know it and insist on changing it, they repeat it likewise.

It is the attitude, [...]

(Español) De filfas, víctimas y victimarios

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(Español) Christina y los libros

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(Español) Pilar y el sur

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(Español) El propósito de María

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No, Reading Won’t Make You A Better Person

No, reading won’t make you a better person. My life has been full of travelling and books, but this hasn’t made me a better person. My life has also been replete —although not complete— with music. I have been encouraging reading, disseminating music and sharing my knowledge —much or little; [...]

Perspective 650,000 Revisited

I wrote Perspective 650,000 five years ago. Little by little, but relentlessly, time puts every thing in its place. When I read the text some weeks ago, I made my mind up and said to myself that I had to record my own voice and create a spoken version to preserve a reflection on life [...]