My mind, my thoughts, my words

Giving or Taking

Since I touched upon abortion in my last post, I thought about the topic a little more. In a century of sex and business (i.e. women start having sex very … Continue reading

26/02/2011 · 6 Comments

Head or Heart, that is the question.

Emotions can be felt by everyone around the world; one doesn’t have to be clever to experience them. However, although there’s a general explanation of sadness, for example, everyone experiences … Continue reading

21/02/2011 · 1 Comment

Carpe Diem

There’s no such an odd sensation as time. When I was at school, I couldn’t wait for the years to go by, looking forward to leaving school and generally just … Continue reading

19/02/2011 · Leave a comment

The Gender Question

Even if you’re monolingual, you are probably aware that many languages distinguish nouns in gender. Even English does so, which becomes obvious when referring to someone/something with a personal pronoun … Continue reading

19/02/2011 · 3 Comments

Analysing. Or reading between the lines.

The idea of this blog came up in a Spanish (literature) lecture (yesterday). We had to prepare the short story “Imposibilidad de la memoria” by José María Merino; I usually … Continue reading

16/02/2011 · Leave a comment

Are we?

It is thequestion that we might never be able to solve. This makes it the question people think about most. And thus the question that I’m going to tackle here in my … Continue reading

16/02/2011 · 1 Comment


When I came to the UK, I was overwhelmed not only by different customs (speaking especially of carpets everywhere and separate water taps),  but also by some linguistic ‘phenomena’. For example … Continue reading

12/02/2011 · 7 Comments

Ivanovich Ivanovich

In order not to leave the topic that I touched upon last time unfinished, I’ll continue my chitchat about names in this post, on the second branch of onomastics: anthroponymy (or … Continue reading

05/02/2011 · 2 Comments