Category: quotidian

  • On point of view

    On point of view

    Often times we experience mental paralysis: we can only see a problem, a situation or a person from a single point of view (mea culpa). Some times the single mindedness of our view point becomes so bad that we inexorably drift to complete silliness. This is the case when one keeps on insisting on a […]

  • Rituals


    I start every morning making coffee. For a long time the routine included putting ground coffee in a very small (read toy) espresso machine. Since last Christmas I have been using a Moka Pot (aka stove top espresso) that I received as a gift. Thanks Marcela and Orlando! There is an increasing interest in providing […]

  • Un cronopio no more

    Un cronopio no more

    According to the nice domaintools folks, I first registered on 5 February 2002. That is eight years with a name that started as a play on Julio Cortazar’s Cronopios and Famas (Historias de Cronopios y de Famas en español). It was an easy choice, one of my favorite books and the chance to make some sort […]

  • The art of losing

    The art of losing

    Very few things last forever. Forever used to mean a hundred or a thousand years—even the universe had a beginning and will have an end; today it could mean three, five years. One of the reasons things last so long (or so little) is the need for self-consistency. Consistency can be good when we are […]