Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sing a song, together

For my thesis, I looked for evidence that music, singing in particular, has important effects on our well-being. One of the main reasons for my interest in this activity (and not sport, for instance) was the repeated observation that it … Continue reading

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Something in…

I wish I had the version I have going around my head! Last Sunday I went to a performance by “Young at Heart” and they sung this one, amongst many others, beautifully (Barry’s my granddad in law btw 🙂 ).

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Portugal Rising

“Não tenho partido, sindicato, nem religião e dispenso os incompetentes que (se) nos governam” – O meu cartaz favorito! Identifico-me com isto 100%. – “I don’t have a party, union or religion and I dismiss the incompetentes who govern us (themselves).” … Continue reading

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O dia em que quem cala, consente

This post will be in Portuguese because today is the day in which every Portuguese citizen will have the opportunity to take a stand.  Being in the opposite side of the world, writing this post is part of my contribution. … Continue reading

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Strong emotions

Strong emotions are often good, and sometimes extremely necessary. They make us move, do something, act! This is what I hope the Portuguese have been storing up: strong emotions. Portuguese people are often quite passive, particularly when it regards their … Continue reading

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The first wedding anniversary

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The Scientist

  Yup, it’s hard

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