Tag Archives: Spanish-schools

Part of Both Sides Now

For me the resulting experiences of those days that had just passed me by had left questions that the weekend moments of reflections would help to fill in. But it had not been as cut and dry for me being only an adolescent boy still intrigued by those expressions of kindness towards me. In the meantime, I was more than puzzled at the way things had turned out for me at school. I only hoped and prayed that the time left for me would favor me as well in that month of the final year at primary school. Continue reading

Spanish School Memories


For many people, even today, primary school holds many tender memories although, judging from all the violence that is visiting the schools lately, I suspect that I may be generalizing. My Spanish school memories in Panama, however, were not at all sweet. They were days filled with battles that turned me into a puny warrior ready to defend myself, and many political and social dynamics surrounding our Silver People had a lot to do with it. Continue reading

The Christmas Reprobate and Scoundrel

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“Georgie Porgie pudding and pie, kissed the girls and made them cry.  When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away.”


My irritation and the rashness in my attitude made me take a step closer to her as she, becoming uncomfortable with my approach, started to say, “No, no!” Suddenly, it was done, I’d kissed her on the cheek and she started to cry profusely. Her tears immediately made me regret my thoughtlessness, as the rest of our committee came to see what had occurred. Continue reading