"Amigos y nadie más. El resto, la selva"
-- Jorge Guillén

Edward Telleria pintor Dominicano

Tomé un tiempo para dedicarle una página en Wikipedia a un gran amigo quien ahora es un gran artista plástico Dominicano, Edward Telleria. Su página en wikipedia inmortaliza su ya inmortal trabajo en varias obras y exposiciones dentro y fuera de la República Dominicana.

Si conoces a Edward Telleria, te exhorto a que contribuyas al artículo para expandirlo. Así la nueva generación podrá apreciar una perspectiva moderna en la pintura, en especial las artes plásticas dominicanas.


Feeling well: vegetarianism improves memory much more than exercise alone

Every November I'm reminded of the very important choice I made 21 years ago to change my diet for one that avoids eating dead animal flesh. Being a vegetarian has incredible benefits, even more than I anticipated when I made that choice. The first such benefits was the improved memory which I began to notice almost immediately.

Read this article from the NY Times describing how exercise helps improve memory by reducing fat deposits from your brain.


Facebook IPO price


When Facebook IPO was announced, I stood a very far distance behind. All I said was "why would people buy this stock". Then the price was set at a number shy of $40 USD per share, and people were rambling about it all over all the media (social media included). My post on twitter was something along the lines of "this will go down to $18 in 3 days", and.... it performed just as I expected. (Of course, I had to say this after the stock price was running in the market for obvious reasons. Yes, it has to do with my work ethics!)

In any case, I read this on Slashdot comments and I thought it was worthwhile to write about it:


Mark Cuban Blames Himself For Losing Money On Facebook IPO


Someone said this when Google went IPO. There's only three reasons to buy stock:

1) because you want a say in the running of the company (the shares of Google that were available were all non-voting shares)
2) because the stock pays dividends (Google said their shares never would)
3) because you're gambling

If you're into gambling, then by all means, gamble. Just don't be surprised if the house wins.


Vegetarians save lives

If later it turns out that my 20 years as a vegetarian contributed nothing to my health, I can always think of the countless animals saved -- LEMS '12


Brindo por ti mamá

(Written in Spanish, my mom's native tongue)

Hoy levanto mi copa a nombre de mi madre, Luisa, quien no sólo me dió la vida un día como hoy, sino que dedicó toda su vida a mi cuidado y protección. ¡Salud! Su memoria siempre vivirá dentro se mi.