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Defining Leadership

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry

El Outoño es un filon

Os diospiros são os charutos cubanos da fruta. Um sabor complexo e multi-facetado, magnífico.

“A sede de uma espera só se estanca na torrente.” Força na luta, camaradas! #Portugal

A brief overview of Portugal’s current political situation

These are historical moments we’re living in Portugal.

For the first time since the birth of democracy (40+ years ago) Left wing parties are sitting at the same table, and considering partnerships for governing the country. These parties are, in order of number of votes in the last election: PS (32,4%) (Partido Socialista, literally translated to Socialist Party, that in recent years has leaned towards the center, away from its progressive roots), Bloco de Esquerda (10.2%) (Left Bloc, a truly progressive, young and youthful party), PCP (8.3%, running together with PEV) (Partido Comunista Português, the Portuguese Communist Party, with a very strong role played during the dictatorship years, working actively on raising the awareness of the common folk and toppling of the Salazar regime, much more moderated and grounded on the local communities than other Communist parties around the world) and lastly the PEV (Partido Ecologista os Verdes, the Portuguese Green party, geared towards the protection of the environment but also with a strong humanitarian side).


If the music is too loud, you’re too old.

So, tweetpeeps. What’s the deal with watching other people play #games? Games are meant to be played, duh. #seriousquestion

Arabian Nights by Miguel Gomes. Free-spirited tour-de-force deeply rooted in very Portuguese backdrop. Thumbs up!

Here’s a surprisingly good #Ubuntu Twitter client: @corebirdclient. So far so good, well done.

25 de Abril sempre! Fascismo nunca mais!

Chineses: fazem fortunas a vender-nos lixo. Gastam as fortunas no luxo que vendemos.

Building with love

This week I went back to the craft art of website making, from scratch. I am working with the talented Marta Bernardes, also my life companion.

For now we have a simple landing page, but this will grow to something more epic at some time. No rush.

Visit the site, drop me a line.

Radio plays The Smiths or similar legacy band > Fred switches station. This is how I figured out I have no patience for wining singers.

About to leave to Da Albert. You haven’t had pizza until you ate at Da Albert. #ditto

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