Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Friday, March 02, 2018

One of my favorite hobbies when I am in Europe is to visit the houses where famous people once lived. From Proust to Mistinguett, Gertrude Stein, Jean Paul Sartre , Simone Beauvoir, Rodin, Camille Claudel...and the list is big. As a matter of fact once I stayed at the same room where Picasso and Jean Cocteau occupied at the Hotel Welcome in Villefranche-Sur-Mer!

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Carnaval em Nice ( France)

Familiar faces participated of the Carnaval parade in Nice, France!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

The official portraits of the Obamas!
A very classy couple!

Abolishing completely the bullfight in Spain will be a task of astronomical
proportions. However it could be modified without the torture or killing of the bull. In Portugal for instance, the bull is not killed. It is more like a wrestling between the beast and man. Since the great thrills of the bullfight are the passes or veronicas, the time when the bullfighter comes very close to the bull, it is not necessary to torture or kill the animal.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


For some reason I started to think about The Crucible a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists! Also also brought to my mind a scene of the movie "All About Eve" when Eve try to blackmail Karen...

Sunday, February 04, 2018


When the bull impales! 

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Sad that William Parcell had to resigned from Humane Society of The United States.
H did a wonderful job for the organization. Who are going to suffer now...the animals.If there ws not crime involved...he should be reprimanded and not expelled from the organization.
Photo: Statue of the dog in Seville ( Spain)

Friday, February 02, 2018

A Tapas Bar in Seville!

Tapas anyone?

I don't understand what people has in mind! They buy a padlock, write their name on it and attaches it on a bridge. This fad started in Paris. They attached so many padlocks to a bridge in Paris that made it so heavy to the point of collapse. The French government ordered to take all them out. Now they started doing the same thing in Seville. Instead of spend money on a padlock they should give the money to a charity in need.