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WHY?

“Why are you writing, Adam?”, asked the reporter, smiling as if adoring him was a sign of her superiority as a sensitive intelectual human being, kin to him and aware of all things artistic or transcendental. Her legs were great, obviously. Adam was tired of talk shows. “Why do you report, Marjorie?”, he replied. She […]

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RELATIVES BEHAVING BADLY

Sometimes Lucas had suicidal thoughts. About twice a day, actually. He had them almost as far as he could remember. He was five years old when the first one happened. It was on a road trip. His favorite toy was a miniature of a VW Beetle and her sister tossed it out of the window […]

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Short Stories | Contos

THE JOURNAL

“You could have been more subtle.” Christian was holding his wife’s journal in his hands. He handed it to her. “Why did you do this? Why leaving this wide open on my desk?”             Lisa shrugged her shoulders.             “Because you don’t listen to me.”             “You’re saying that since the day we met.”             […]

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Opinion I Opinião

HUMOR, TRUTH AND SUCCESS

When truth scares audiences off, the best way to get them back is through laughter. One must avoid solemnity and presumption at all costs. Humor and laughter are not only part of life but a fundamental tool for survival. There are several types and tastes of humor, about such diverse topics as excrement and philosophy, […]

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Opinion I Opinião

ON THE ROLE OF FANTASY

When writing on the hazards of fantasy, I’m referring to the denial of reality and it’s highly harmful consequences, mental illness and genocides included. Religion, extremism, obscurantism and negativism are notorious examples. The good role of fantasy lies on creativity, imagination, the establishing of goals and the play with both laws of nature and society, […]

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Opinion I Opinião

NUCLEAR SUBS

The Berlin Wall has fallen in 1989, but the Cold War never ended and it’s here to last. This episode about submarines is both comical and tragic, for the same reason: the obsession with money and the irresponsible moronity of world leaders. As far as I can get it, Australians need subs, so they say. […]

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Personal | Pessoal

ON BEING AN AUTHOR

The greatest problem of an author is not running out of ideas. It is running out of money. Worse, it is not making a dime with each oeuvre. One works to death for the void, finding no audience, and no payment. When finding an audience, there’s still no payment. Here I am blogging, to keep […]

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Personal | Pessoal

RAMBLING BRAIN

I just realized my level of concern with couples, relationships and marriage is even more abnormal than I thought. My brain is constantly rambling about that, in unstoppable cycles. People don’t get lost like this. Then there’s this sharing thing, a quest for some sort of redemption and love. Somehow I have the expectation of […]

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Opinion I Opinião

COUPLES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WAR

Paradise and hell are in the same place. Quite frequently, paradise is an expectation and hell is the final result. The striking evidence of this is on the dynamics of couple relationships. Hell takes the form of psychological war. Couples inflict upon each other severe violence right from the start. The first aggression is the […]

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Personal | Pessoal

ONE CHANCE ONLY

We live only once and most of my life has been a total waste. This is not a middle-age crisis digression. I have not lived. I’ve been only witnessing existence. Though I’m aware of this for a long time, I haven’t find a way of changing my way of living yet. I suppose my frustrations […]