The single mother’s dilemma

The single mother’s dilemma begins during pregnancy. The questions about the future that she is not able to answer for herself, the doctor’s appointments, and preparing the maternity suitcase. But I never had this dilemma, my son’s godfather was with me at the first ultrasound, the nurse scolded me when I laughed at him forContinue reading “The single mother’s dilemma”

The Boy’s Birthday

It was the day after Labor Day and I had just returned from Londrina where I was attending college. The exam and appointment with the obstetrician were more of a formality because I was being accompanied by another doctor while I attended classes and advanced my mandatory internships in order to complete my degree. TheContinue reading “The Boy’s Birthday”

What !D̄ө ωΣ (k)πow!?

I always loved reading, I loved imagining the sceneries, the characters, and their adventures. I was one of those people who when the book was really good I couldn’t think of anything else. Before going to sleep “one more chapter” would turn into 5 or 6 and I would go to sleep at 4:00 inContinue reading “What !D̄ө ωΣ (k)πow!?”

It’s easy to say

It’s funny, I’ve always considered myself a collector of stories. Yes, I have my own stories, but when I’m with my friends there’s nothing I enjoy more than the opportunity to know a little more about them. Some are excellent storytellers, others not so much, but everyone has something interesting to tell. Every time someoneContinue reading “It’s easy to say”

After all, what does it mean to be a good reader?

Is there an ideal number of pages that should be read in a year? Is it according to the number of classics you read? How many famous authors can you list? How many famous characters or lines can you memorize? I remember that in the eighth grade of elementary school, in the first week ofContinue reading “After all, what does it mean to be a good reader?”

The Context and Christmas

I like to believe that everything has to be seen within a context and the same fact can be interpreted in different ways depending on the perspective and the information you have access to. They say the first step is the hardest, but every time I started dieting, Monday was the easiest day ever. EveryoneContinue reading “The Context and Christmas”

Thank you, Goias

I added some links, they are youtube videos in case you want to listen to the artists/songs I mention and all videos have English subtitles. I’m not from Goias, but I have very high regard for the state and for the people I met there. It was in Goias that my career as an educatorContinue reading “Thank you, Goias”

Sunday Morning

My family has always been very fond of sports. One of my earliest memories is going with my father and my brother to one of my father’s uncle’s company on the weekend to play football (soccer). It was a big company (at least that’s the impression I had, I was very young), there was aContinue reading “Sunday Morning”

Time is relative

It is not new to anyone that as human beings we are all able to reflect, understand the consequences of our actions and evolve, however, it is much easier said than done. I believe there is still a long learning path ahead of me. I reached a period in my life when I feel muchContinue reading “Time is relative”

Kitchen Therapy

I was never a cook. Not that the kitchen was an inhospitable and mysterious environment but as the youngest of the family, I was responsible for drying and storing the dishes. Later, I was promoted to washing duty, too. The stove was always far away (depending on the size of the kitchen we lived in),Continue reading “Kitchen Therapy”