The Black Panther

Happy birthday, mr. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, and congratulations for your 70 years of huge dedication to your country’s, Portugal, and your favorite club’s, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, football (soccer for USA).



Three good reasons for not reading this post:

I am celebrating the sixteenth anniversary of an important decision: I quit smoking! I am celebrating the sixteenth year since my son’s birth. I am proudly showing here a home made video where my son proudly tries hard to imitate his (and mine, actually) favorite band: Muse […]

Fado, World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO)

Although not being very keen on fado, which together with the fact of writing this blog in English instead of Portuguese might make people ask if I really am Portuguese, I must not let this date, November 27th, 2011, pass through without recognizing the value of this boring Portuguese song, as the mentioned song was […]

One of those days…


People worth for what they do or have, not for what they are. This is a truth learned some when in our lives when our brain is already able to understand the difference between the “to be” and the “to have”. Yet, this does not happen with everybody because not everybody can achieve that state […]

The Final Cut

Today I’ve just given a huge step forward in my life. Or backwards! Time will tell as time seems to always tell…

This step is the sad end for a beautiful story. This has been a step never thought before but very much considered and matured before taken. This has been probably a moment of […]

Autumn of life -part 2

In October, 2006, I wrote here:

“Be ready when opportunity comes… Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. ” (Roy D. Chapin Jr). Some tears could drop down my face after I read this quote of the day in this very same blog but a man should never cry. I’m saying this […]

Oh what a world

In this rentrée to my activity as freelance writer[1] I have decided to dedicate this post to a kid I have met a couple of months ago who had the common sense of calling me old-man, retrograde and barbarian. As I have not had any news from him since I left my previous job (July […]