Soft Start and Soft Power

My time off: amazing. Beyond words. Every since: a disaster. It seems that my computer just couldn’t deal with such a lack of attention. And so, mysteriously, while it wasn’t being used at all, the logic board gave out. I spent about three days...
Peace Blogging Along the Colombia-Venezuela Border

Peace Blogging Along the Colombia-Venezuela Border

View Larger Map Map of El Nula, a small village in the Venzuelan state of Apure along the Colombian border. One of the world’s lesser–known conflicts has endured for over a decade along the Colombia-Venezuela border. According to the U.S. Committee for...
Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Getting to Know Global Voices' Latin America Team

Cross-posted at Global Voices Some of the very best weblogs from around Latin America hardly ever receive mention on Global Voices. That’s because their authors are also contributors there and spend most of their time drawing your attention to others’...
Sobre el Proceso de Getting Things Done

Sobre el Proceso de Getting Things Done

Escrito en Caracas, Venezuela el 22 de Septiembre Igual en los EU como aquí en Venezuela, pido un espresso y me responden, “quieres un expresso?” “Si,” digo, “un espresso.” Me da gusto saber que, al menos, estamos unidos en nuestras...
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...