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Jack of all trades, master of none.
Avid traveler, funny and sarcastic.
Researcher and scientist at heart. I change my mind often in light of new evidence.

  • Day 8: Kindness challenge

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    Today has been an exhausted one due to more wood chopping (delivery doesn’t get here until next Friday).

  • Day 7: Kindness challenge

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    Today was a good day. Not great. Just a regular everyday day. I spent it all with my husband. We cuddle lots and watched movies, given that he is still recovering a little bit from his injury.

  • Day 6: Kindness challenge

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    Today husband came home. Only until Monday, but that is a lot earlier than expected. For several hours we chopped a lot of wood (no pun, really), so we can keep the fireplace going.

  • Day 5: Kindness challenge

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    I just got back from what it was an extremely long day in Katowice (Poland).

  • Day 4: Kindness challenge

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    Today’s kindness challenge was a simple one. I have moved many times during my lifetime, including across countries. In all those moves I have lost many books. I realized that I could never have the library I wanted. But I have also realized that books are meant to be read and to be shared

  • Day 3: Kindness challenge

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    Today wasn’t an extremely productive day in terms of doing acts of kindness, mostly because I was confined at home all day waiting for a package that never arrived.

  • Day 2: Kindness challenge

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    Today’s act of kindness wasn’t anything impressive by anybody’s standards. But here is what I did: I took all the leftover food that I cooked yesterday and gave it away to two struggling families. We have no homelessness here, given that is such as a small town, but we do have families who struggle. Families with children, at that.

  • Day 1: Kindness challenge

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    Today is day 1 of my 30 days of kindness. Technically is going to be 31, given how December has 31 days. We are not talking semantics here, so for aesthetic purposes, I am calling it #30DaysOfKindness.

  • America has fallen

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    Corruption, bribery, lying, extortion, blackmail, etc, are all deeply rooted in American politics. On both sides of the aisle. On both parties. It is a country deeply divided over a corrupt leadership that gets worshiped as gods. Each party accuse each of other of the same crimes they all commit. A confusing circus of chaos, dishonesty and outrage.

  • Challenge: 30 days of Kindness

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    People often say that they all want a better world. A kinder world. A world without wars and hate and misery.

    We can’t change everything at once, but we can make small changes to make the world around us better.

    In order for the world to change, we have to change ourselves. We have to be the change that leads the flapping of a butterfly to cause a hurricane miles away.

    Be kind to others. Pay it forward. And one day that kindness will come around to you when you needed it the most.

  • Doomsday

    Doomsday - Elemi fuentes

    Let me give you an example of hypothetical “ifs”. Let’s say there is terrorist threat, a gas threat, a chemical threat, a nuclear attack, or finally weather manipulation goes wrong and most of the Earth’s population gets wiped out. Imagine, if you will, all the possible scenarios leading to a doomsday cataclysm.

  • Cuestión de apariencias

    cuestion de apariencias - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Una aerolínea americana viajaba haciendo escalas con destino a Australia. Una de las paradas, era en Bangkok. Al aterrizar, el capitán del avión, a través del intercomunicador de la cabina, les dijo a los pasajeros que si querían podían bajarse… Read More ›

  • La mancha de tinta

    la mancha de tinta - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Federico era profesor de filosofía. Siempre un hombre apasionado, se entregaba a sus lecciones con la misma vivacidad con lo que se entregaba cuando completó su licenciatura, hacía ya más de veinte años. Le gustaba hacer a sus alumnos reflexionar,… Read More ›

  • Monedas de oro

    monedas de oro - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Esta historia sucedió hace ya muchos siglos, en un recóndito lugar del imperio chino. Pero ha querido la suerte que haya llegado hasta nosotros gracias a la tradición oral de estos buenos campesinos, que son muy trabajadores y muy dados… Read More ›

  • Una ocasión especial

    una ocasion especial - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Fernando, Marta y yo, nos conocimos en el primer año de EGB. Éramos como los tres mosqueteros, siempre inseparables, riendo y gastando bromas a profesores y compañeros de clase. Crecimos juntos, y ellos siempre fueron mis mejores amigos y confidentes…. Read More ›

  • Al rico helado

    al rico helado - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    En los días en los que aun existían las pesetas, y los helados costaban mucho menos que ahora, un niño de diez años entró en una heladería y se sentó en una silla. La camarera se acercó a él y… Read More ›

  • Life changes

    Life changes- Elemi Fuentes

    Life is in constant change. We, as humans, as individuals, are in constant change. At a microscopic level, our cells are forever changing just as the world around us is always in constant change. Motion drives change. It cannot be stopped. You can try and freeze particles to near absolute zero, but you can’t never stop motion.

  • El martillo

    el martillo - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Antonio fue al Ikea y compró varias lámparas y un cuadro para su apartamento. También compró clavos. Al llegar a casa, se dio cuenta de que no tenían un martillo para colgar el cuadro; así que decidió que le pediría… Read More ›

  • Estrellas de mar

    estrellas de mar - cuentos cortos para tardes de lluvia - c.uribe

    Era una hermosa y soleada mañana de Abril, y yo iba caminando tranquilamente por las arenas finas de las playa de Bolnuevo. Entonces, vi a un hombre anciano, con el pelo canoso, y la espalda curvada. Y vi cómo se… Read More ›

  • El valor del tiempo

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    El señor García era uno de los directores ejecutivos de una de las mayores empresas petroleras de España. El hombre trabajaba muy duro. Se levantaba temprano cada mañana, y a las siete y media ya estaba en la oficina, dando… Read More ›