Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Flower

The flower, which last night was just a pregnant button, opened its petals at dawn and flooded the room with its fragrance. The dim light of the rising sun began to illuminate it. A stillness encompassed all the space and … Continue reading

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Hoping for Another Press

Our official press, the only one authorized, has been characterized by a triumphalist approach to national events and friendly governments, and a catastrophic one toward all others, mainly the United States and the European Union. This narrow political and ideological … Continue reading

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Generalizing the Blame

In my country there is this unfortunate custom of generalizing blame. Thus, when someone commits errors and, for one reason or another, sees himself obligated to explain them publicly, he doesn’t say “I made a mistake” but “we made a … Continue reading

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Poverty as a Goal

Reading a cable from the Prensa Latina agency, I am informed that 22% of a total of 44,500,000 Latinos who live in the United States live below the poverty line. Stated another way, 34,710,000 live above this level and 9,790,000 … Continue reading

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A Fine Line

When in a society fear find itself enthroned, there is a tenuous line that separates it from valor,  doubt gets hold of citizens who start questioning how far they can go without being punished. Under such circumstances one opts for … Continue reading

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Memories of Christmas Eve

In my house in Mantilla, Christmas Eve was always a feast of family and friends. It was the most anticipated date and for days ahead of time we started the preparations, buying  nougat, marzipan, figs, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, wine, cider … Continue reading

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“Driving“ Lesson

When driving a vehicle you should look ahead, but also use the rearview and side mirrors. This prevents accidents. It is the same when it comes to finding possible solutions to problems: we must look to the front (the new), … Continue reading

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