An Ode to Zheng Shanbing, The Lonely Samaritan

An Ode to Zheng Shanbing, The Lonely Samaritan

For my friends, it’s kinda become a running joke. “Don’t get mugged.” This is how they say goodbye to me now. Truth is, I’ve only been mugged twice in my life (not counting the incident with the Russian prostitutes in Athens –...
Motivations

Motivations

Someone once again told me my posts are too long. To compensate for my circumlocution, I shall offer the recipe to become a millionaire. Nevermind, after writing this long post while overlooking the big pacific blue, I discover that it’s already been thought up...
Hector Enrique Calderon Contreras

Hector Enrique Calderon Contreras

“Estación Chacao” says the pre-recorded voice. The brakes screech to a halt, the doors sigh open, and I depart. Those former lovers with whom I had been lying in bed are again strangers. They will mug me in the street and they will help me when I ask for...
On Freedom and Familiarity

On Freedom and Familiarity

Freedom A couple days ago I wrote that “these days” we have too many choices and that, perhaps, those choices impede our happiness because each decision carries the heavy uncertainty of all the other options we ruled out. From the thoughtful and meaningful...
"Promoting Hacker-Citizens"

"Promoting Hacker-Citizens"

The following is my translation of Juan Freire’s post “Declaration of Independence of the Blogosphere: Promoting Hacker-Citizens” and is posted with his permission. The internet is an opportunity. Weblogs are, within the network, another opportunity...