Category: quotidian

  • I used to read

    I used to read

    I used to read. A lot. All sorts of books, popular ones and some obscure ones; they were mostly novels, some poetry (in Spanish) were my usual fare. I read voraciously but with no target; I mean there was no “I have to read X books this year” just read and read. Years later I […]

  • Jetsam 35: hospitals

    Jetsam 35: hospitals

    Some years are simple accumulations of 365 days, one after the other, without many memorable challenges. Twenty twenty-three is the family year of medical challenges, treatments, lab tests, surgeries and long conversations. What are the pros and cons of this option? In balance, is this option better than the alternative? It’s only mid-March, but it […]

  • Why not film?

    Why not film?

    “Why don’t you try film?”, he asked. “I can’t afford the time and expense required to work with film”, I muttered. Perhaps a truer statement would be that, right now, is not a high-enough prioritary to allocate the time and resources to go for film. My connection with film started in 1980. I got shooting […]

  • I have seen 8 alien shape-shifting reptiles…

    I have seen 8 alien shape-shifting reptiles…

    Some months ago I supported a PledgeMe campaign to get Matthew Dentith, who has a PhD in conspiracy theories, to a conference in Miami. Today I received a postcard that made my day; it started as “I have seen 8 alien shape-shifting reptiles…” Nice to see that Matthew is enjoying the US’s conspiratorial environment.

  • Keeping momentum

    Keeping momentum

    I don’t believe in New Year resolutions: the idea that people have to wait until this particular position of the orbit around the sun to start doing something. At the same time, I am not great at sticking with changes of behavior: I get distracted easily and I trace it back to losing momentum. Once […]