Archive for January 2016

Books: a monthly review

<b>Bookshelves</b> A section of my book fund. I haven't read most of those, although some are there because they deserve a second reading, or second chance.
If someone asked me what I would bring to an inhabited island, a book would be my first and very impractical answer. For as long as I can remember, books have been a very important part of my life. I don’t remember when, how or where I learned to read, but it was before I... Read more »

Will the lies of my past become the lies of my future?

*This post was written during ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour for January 2016. During Blogapalooz we are given a prompt and we have one hour to post. This is today’s prompt: “Write about a time you told a lie”. For the last fifteen years, I have been a very boring almost model citizen. I don’t lie, I don’t break... Read more »

To the father at the waiting room at therapy today: Little boys also have feelings

Dear fellow parent: “That’s not a nice boy” is not something you say to your daughter while the three year old you are talking about is looking you in the eye. He was not even my son, so I should probably mind my own business. Even his mom may have not noticed. But I can’t... Read more »
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Three Wise Men are on the loose

I have been meaning to write about how we celebrate Christmas in Spain all Christmas long. Here we are, on January 7th, when Christmas is over even here, in Spain, and I haven’t come up with much. But it may actually be fitting that I waited so long, because then I get to write about... Read more »

An unlikely Christmas Eve or the worst part of being a foreigner

Living abroad has given me so many good things that naming them all would take a whole series of posts. But I just need one line to name the worst part of it: being far from my family and friends. If you ask most Spaniards, and I bet that it applies to most foreigners or... Read more »