Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What is a good way to deal with the people you hate? I’ve taken on the job of insulting one of my most hated personages, hopefully without, in the process, reaching a level as low as is my esteem for…

The Tree of Life

When you were young your tree was strongFor it had just been renewedAnd what is it, that your tree needs?Give it a daughter, or a son The tree is now under your careCan’t you see its end is nigh?So make…

Cuatro campos verdes

“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la mujer“¿Qué es lo que yo tenía?” Preguntó la orgullosa mujerTenía cuatro campos verdes, cada uno era una joyaPero extraños vinieron e intentaron sacármelosYo tenía hijos buenos y fuertes, que pelearon para salvar…

Pride and Hatred

I still remember that day of May. It was close to noon, and I went to the university registrar as if my business was a simple chore. I asked the lady if my degree was ready, and she nodded. Then…

Unrequited

It is the harshest of dilemmasOne that to me happens oftExpecting something, ‘er I approachAnd instead, I just get naught I raise my head and loud I askWhat it is, that must be doneFor my love she doth not want…

Ode to Jim McCann

‘twas not long agoThat this man first stepped on earthHis name was Jim McCannAnd with his voice he did enchant In the Emerald Isle one thing was wishedTo us all, can you this grant?The four green fields are more than…

The Request

Though it may be unwise I feel I must insistBecause this little nuisance troubles me stillIt’s the curse a man feels when infatuated he isOh I wish that this curse of slow time, it would cease How many times must…