sábado, 21 de mayo de 2011

"Free!" / "Libre"


By Alex Canton-Dutari (Flash non-fiction story)
The little girl helped grandpa reach the tree.
He was sure that it would be disguised forever.
In the midst of laughter his pot belly leapt to freedom.
¡Libre!  (Mini cuento)
La niña ayudó al abuelo para alcanzar el árbol.
Estaba seguro de disimularla por siempre.
En el fragor de la risa su barriga se liberó.

viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

Definition of Politically Correct / Definición de "Lo Políticamente Correcto"

"Definition of Politically Correct
The following is the 2007 winning entry from an annual contest at
Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term.
This year's term was Political Correctness.
The winner wrote,
"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream
media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
to pick up a turd by the clean end."  (Posted in Facebook by a friend)
Definición de “Políticamente correcto”
Texas A&M University convocó un concurso para escoger la mejor definición de un tema contemporáneo.
La definición siguiente fue la ganadora:
“Lo Políticamente Correcto” es una doctrina amparada por una minoría ilógica y delirante, agresivamente promovida por medios inescrupulosos que avalan la propuesta que es totalmente posible levantar recoger caca por su lado limpio.” (Publicado por un amigo en Facebook)

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

"Her Peaceful Sleep" / Reviews

Holly cow!.. though I'd go for another word..."Her Peaceful Sleep" is getting reviews as a pendulum...from great to crap. That means from two stars to five stars!
The worst bit is that I can't read it any longer...too painful... even for changing a few things.
And, it ain't mine any longer!
Death is a mess to write about and to read, also!
What a lesson for the day...at least for me.


lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011

How Not To Raise Your Children / Cómo No Criar Sus Hijos

A few days ago a group of former co-workers -- now all retired clinical psychologists -- got together for a few hours of reminiscing about...
Most of them were women, some still married, others divorced.  Throw in two guys -- one a widower and other on a close to 50 years marriage. 
The almost unisone complaint: "Our kids don't have time for us!"
The general opinion:  "We did everything for them... cooking, clothing, errands, birthday parties....."
In the end, we all came to the conclusion that we must write a book.  It's title: "How Not To Raise Your Children"
I did come out in the children`s defense:  "We did so much that they perceive us as invincible...always able to stand on our on." 
Hace unos cuantos días nos reunimos varios compañeros y compañeras de trabajo de la CSS.  Ahora todos psicólogos clínicos jubilados.
Al conversar sobre la familia la queja casi que general fue: "Nuestros hijos no nos atienden..."
Los detalles generales: "Les dimos de todo... cocinamos, vestimos, hicimos mandados, cumpleaños....."
Mi defensa de los hijos: "Hicimos tanto que nos perciben como invencibles..."
Al final, decidimos escribir un libro entre todos.  Tìtulo: "Còmo no criar los hijos."

domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

viernes, 13 de mayo de 2011

The Flight / El Vuelo

The Flight (flash non-fiction fiction)
By Alex Canton-Dutari
I threw it in the air, very sure of its return.
When I held out my hand to catch the boomerang, sixty years has passed.
El Vuelo (mini-cuento)
Lo lancé al aire, seguro de su retorno.
Cuando estiré mi mano para apañar el bumerang,  sesenta años habían pasado.

martes, 10 de mayo de 2011

"Flying High With Baby"

This review was published in Crescent Suns e-Books
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Flying High With Baby
I've read some unusual books in my life. from serious science fiction to humorous science fiction to fantasy of every type imaginable to mystery, drama, romance, horror and everything in between and wrapped around sideways, underneath, and coming out my ears, nose and - ah - ok, we'll stop there. Perhaps the most unusual book I've read in a long time is Remember...In Your Dreams, by Alex Canton-Dutari, aka, Alejandro Canton, another Smashwords indie author.

Remember...In Your Dreams is an off-beat and intriguing book of short stories written as dialogue from a grandfather to his grandchild, who is still a very young infant. What's unusual and off-beat aboout this book is that the grandfather visits this baby through the vehicle of out-of-body-experiences and takes this grandchild on exciting and interesting visits, sometimes even into the past to view scenes long lost and all-but-forgotten, by everyone other than this caring grandfather, who yearns to make this infant aware of the rich heritage awaiting his grandson.

Whether you believe in astral projection, as out-of-body-experiences are also known, or hold one of many beliefs concerning this spiritual mode of traveling, Remember...In Your Dreams is an interesting read that will hold your attention and move your mind along page-by-page until you reach the end of these stories. And the way in which this caring grandfather speaks to his grandson, imparting the information and wisdom that is transferred from one generation to another, is one to be emulated by every parent or grandparent or anyone else who has charge over the care of a child.

In Remember...In Your Dreams, by Alex Canton-Dutari, you will see amazing things and hear even more amazing stories. Do yourself a favor and download this eBook to your eReader pronto. But don't attempt the astral projection without first consulting an experienced guide or at least a detailed guidebook on such.