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The Times

Now the archives from The Times editions from 1785 to 1985 are available online.


The Black Ghosts haunting me

There’s got to be some way, some way through this


From the movie Possession, based on the letters exchanged between Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte during their intense secret relationship:

I shan’t forget the first glimpse  of your form.

I have dreamt nightly of your face……

and walked the landscape of my life 

with the rhythms of your writing

……ringing in my ears.

I shall never forget

our shining  progress towards one another.

Never have I felt

such a concentration of my entire being.

I cannot let you burn me up. 

Nor can I resist you.

No mere human can stand in a fire

and not be consumed.




Jokes employ the methods of condensation, displacement, allusion, substitution of a trivial idea for an important one; but, unlike dreams, jokes perform a social function, they require an audience.

The source of all jokes, humor, wit and comedy is man’s repressed instinctual nature, especially the instincts of sex and aggression.”


I want him to be so damn right 🙂 .


I love Tom Jones and specially this song I have the CD, mp3, but I’d never seen this video until today.

The song without cuts here also [not with so nice images though 🙂 ] :

Thanks, Lovely!

Thanks a lot, my lovely friend from the other side of Atlantic 🙂 .

Under Attack

Thoughts of Lunch Break

I’m older than it feels like and I’ve done a lot of things nobody would think so, given their usual comments about me.

I need a break

When last month I had to take my vacation days for legal reasons [in Brazil you can’t accumulate 2 vacation periods] I got very angry. I couldn’t really take the days off, only “officially”, but I was at work.

Now, I’m gonna take them in the next days and I need them more than ever. I need a break to recover my peace of mind. One of those bad things that come for good reasons 🙂 . I’ll try not to complain of the next thing I dislike, I swear.

I ain’t planning to travel, it’s only two weeks. Though, I’m planning a few cool stuff to do. I’ll take a balloon flight with some ex-coworkers. And I’ll get my tattoos done finally [ I know it hurts, but life hurts more sometimes ].

About the balloon flight, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for years. I finally got an opportunity. I hope I return to publish a few pictures of the flight here 🙂 . And also of the tattoos. Why not? I think someone would unlikely relate this blog to me.

We had a recent case of a priest who took a bunch of balloons [yeah, it’s not an urban legend, a bunch of party balloons] and took off. The weather wasn’t appropriate for it [ is there any appropriate weather to fly using party balloons? ]…anyway, no need to say he disappeared…he was found months later very far from his departure, by the crew of an oil platform….tsc…tsc…so stupid and sad.

I’m a little tired of the jokes people are making about my balloon flight [it’s a real balloon] and the priest’s: “Are you gonna take the priest’s ride?”. Me: [grin] [sigh]

Let’s see if I return to tell about it.

More From The Black Ghosts

I want nothing but the love of the next stranger who
walks through that door

I want nothing but to dissolve in the night and to feel
direction no more

I want nothing but to cut away until I find the core

The sound is low 😦 .

It’s not my favorite kind of music but they always have some lyrics, even in short songs like this, that fit me.

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