When Traveling Is No Longer Enough

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It always happens with cereal: I buy one brand, and I eat that same brand for breakfast every morning, for weeks and weeks, until I get tired of it. Frosties, Frosties, Frosties. Special K, Special K, Special K. Rice Krispies, Rice Krispies, Rice Krispies. And so on, and so on. I discover a new song and I listen to it over, and over, and over… until I check my iTunes and discover that I've listened to Copenhagen by Vetusta Morla 226 times and, therefore, I shouldn’t be very surprised that Read more [...]

No. I am not Charlie

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Boldly, I get off the plane and get on the bus with my head uncovered. Something I normally do since I can remember, except on those impossibly wet days that are so typical in the humid tropics where I come from, when only a hat can set some authority in front of such a hairy rebellion. But today, today is different. Today my uncovered head means defiance. Irreverence. Insurrection. Or at least, I think so. Today is different because I am at Riyadh’s airport. The story that brings me here Read more [...]

You never know where you might end up… or begin

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Just move and the path will appear -Zen proverb Dear readers: The rocking horse has been pretty quiet, gathering dust in the corner. That’s often the fate of yesteryear’s toys, those that are no longer used because, for our grown-up’s responsibilities’ sake, they are relegated to the corner of the things that can always wait and then become obsolete (as it usually happens with rocking horses) and, simply, one day, you don’t use them anymore at all. So rocking the horse again Read more [...]

Book Launch: On the wooden rocking horse

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Adaptation from the book launch of the novel On the wooden rocking horse on January 22nd, 2014 in Benicassim, Valencia, Spain. Before we begin, I must say this is my first published novel and, therefore, the first book launch I do. I was told I would have to tell about how On the wooden rocking horse was born, what is it about and whatever I would consider convenient. Well, I think it is convenient to speak about my passions. I have three passions: men, travel and literature. And the combination Read more [...]

Pain and Gain

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2:37 am. Sitting by mi side, Alma, a dog from a very distinguished Germanic social class, sleeps under the covers. Once in a while, she rises and looks at me superiorly; I think she might have been an old lady of pride linage in a different life. Now, in this canine reincarnation, she continues to believe it, since her relation with the other dogs in the hotel is terrible. Not to add that right now she is looking at me from a very superior 90 degrees angle. I sense she knows I am a 21st century Read more [...]