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A pitcher tells a thousand words

February 26, 2014


Dip the pitcher into the water enough and it finally breaks – Salvadorian proverb Un Dia en la Vida is one of those books I had so hopefully imagined reading as I  started on this journey.  As the title suggests (English title – One Day of Life) it offers a snapshot of a particular time […]

one blogger in search of a character

January 29, 2014


Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. — Cavett Robert It’s probably a bit late to say Happy New Year, and a bit early to say Kung Hei Fat Choy, so I’ll say happy beginnings to any new endeavours and renewed vigor for […]

Coeval intentions

August 7, 2013


Every word has three definitions and three interpretations: Costa Rican proverb Fabián Dobles Rogdríguez’s  Los años, pequeños días is a haunting little novel.  I say little not only because it’s more a novella than a novel, but also because its scope is ‘small life’, made smaller by the novel’s structure and style.[1] The novel records […]