hi 🤙🏼 i’m luis.
corporate finance geek by day. waterman, book collector, nature enthusiast, and family man all of the time.
this is my personal website where I document the useless and unimportant things that I find interesting: poetry, travel, books, photos, surfing, science, and tigers.

picks from the editor (me)

the usual surf session

The usual surf session is on weekdays. Dawn patrol in days with no morning meetings. It’s seldom a solitary activity in the summer, but it …

the selfish gene | richard dawkins

This is the first book that I have finished from the re-reading list I compiled a while ago. And this is the book, the one …

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little corner of the internet

The Verge published an article titled “bring back personal blogging”. It starts: In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. …

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2023, blogging

silvio y oda a mi generación

i’m in awe of young poets that write verse that can only be comprehended later in life. I know it is an illusion: it is …

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2023, music, poetry

the original banana republic

Abandoned Republic presents an archive of the Banana Republic Travel & Safari Catalogue from 1978 to 1988, before the brand went full corporate and the …

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2022, history, style, travel

the journey to ithaka

platitudes aren’t all to be avoided, corny is not to be scorned by the self-proclaimed cultured. I remember Mario Vargas Llosa coming to the defense …

books

2022, cavafy, literature, poetry

beyond elon and twitter

Well, he did it. he closed the deal and freed the bird. What surprises me (although why be surprised in these current times) are the …

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2022, freedom, musings, politics,

ditching evernote

It’s been 2,123 days since I created my first note in Evernote on January 5, 2017. It’s served me well, taking practically everything I threw …

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2022, productivity, tech