On Good Stories, Good Endings and Isaac Asimov.

Jeff Goins in his book “You are a Writer” explains that, regardless of how much you write and how good you are at it, you *are* a writer as long as you *write*. I believe there’s a certain truth in it. First, society defines who you are by what you’re providing to it. If you’re …

A lonely wolf

“You don’t realize how lonely you are, until the person that scares away the loneliness is gone”, he said to himself. “I should post on Facebook a pitiful post about my best friend suddenly disappearing and about how much I miss him”, he continued, in his head. “But thinking myself an intellectual I wouldn’t be …

To understand each other is to live, to understand ourselves is to be happy.

The ability of self-denial and self-loathing are very human characteristics. We wouldn’t think of any animal loathing itself or having self-denial issues, even though some do. Even when others praise us for what we do, for our accomplishments and virtues, rarely we are capable of seeing through their eyes to find our own greatness shone …

I’m just a crazy old man on a blue box! And now I don’t even have the blue box!

  I’ve just realised something funny yet interesting and quite insightful about myself. There’s this thing I’ve done since I have memory, or at least since internet chats exist. You can call an Obed thing, one of those things that define people you know and you kind of expect it to happen from time to …

Becoming who you are. From an irresponsible student to a 6 am waking up dad.

We’re constantly bombarded by the idea that to achieve greatness all we have to do is just work a bit harder. Wake up earlier, do more exercise, focus more and distract yourself less, this and that. But how do we actually become better, how do we become who we want to become? Just a few years …

My top 10 books of 2016 and what they taught me.

I love reading books. Books are a unique form of information. An article purpose is to dwell into a particular topic and cover as best as possible in the least words possible. The shorter and more to the point an article, the better. This applies to newspapers, blogs, magazines or Wikipedia. The same could be said to apply …

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

As a Hugo Award winner of 1980, The Fountains of Paradise is an interesting book. By now, I’m used to surprises. All the Hugo winners must be special in one way or another. With this one, Clarke doesn’t really explain the purpose of the book until later. Who’s the hero? What’s the drama? What’s the …