Pleading for a less “I” and a more “us”

Like many of us, I have gone through a lot in life and therefore I know how important it is to feel loved, appreciated and that people are there for us. I have had two depressions and I had a stroke. I could have died but I didn’t. I left the church I loved dearly,…

Carta aberta ao Presidente da República

“Querido Marcelo, Peço que me desculpes, mas hoje trato-te por tu. Contigo estamos à vontade e não “à vontadinha”; mas mesmo não tendo andado contigo na escola, e sabendo que tens idade para ser meu avô, permite-me a irreverência. Elegemos-te, como elegemos todos os políticos, para nos representares. E tu, matreiro, tens feito exactamente isso….

To my Father

Today is Father’s Day in Portugal and therefore I would like to tell him this: I asked my Mother to have you as a Father and she said YES. We didn’t have a good relationship but I always admired your intelligence and the way you treated her. I didn’t like when your parents disagreed with…