Posts Tagged ‘blogger’

Focus on literary journalism (blog)

1 May 2020

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


Another blog on literature and journalism written by Ronald R. Rodgers

Journalism and literature on blogger


an excerpt:

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Learning to Read

Learning to Read by Malcolm X – 1 –
“Born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, Malcolm X was one of the most articulate and powerful leaders of black America during the 1960s. A street hustler convicted of robbery in 1946, he spent seven years in prison, where he educated himself and became a disciple of Elijah Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam. In the days of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X emerged as the leading spokesman for black separatism, a philosophy that urged black Americans to cut political, social, and economic ties with the white community. After a pilgrimage to Mecca, the capital of the Muslim world, in 1964, he became an orthodox Muslim, adopted the Muslim name El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, and distanced himself from the teachings of the black Muslims. He was assassinated in 1965. In the following excerpt from his autobiography (1965), coauthored with Alex Haley and published the year of his death, Malcolm X describes his self-education.

It was because of my letters that I happened to stumble upon starting to acquire some kind of a homemade education.

I became increasingly frustrated. at not being able to express what I wanted to convey in letters that I wrote, especially those to Mr. Elijah Muhammad. In the street, I had been the most articulate hustler out there – I had commanded attention when I said something. But now, trying to write simple English, I not only wasn’t articulate, I wasn’t even functional. How would I sound writing in slang, the way I would say it, something such as, “Look, daddy, let me pull your coat about a cat, Elijah Muhammad-“

Many who today hear me somewhere in person, or on television, or those who read something I’ve said, will think I went to school far beyond the eighth grade. This impression is due entirely to my prison studies.

It had really begun back in the Charlestown Prison, when Bimbi first made me feel envy of his stock of knowledge. Bimbi had always taken charge of any conversations he was in, and I had tried to emulate him. But every book I picked up had few sentences which didn’t contain anywhere from one to nearly all of the words that might as well have been in Chinese. When I just skipped those words, of course, I really ended up with little idea of what the book said. So I had come to the Norfolk Prison Colony still going through only book-reading motions. Pretty soon, I would have quit even these motions, unless I had received the motivation that I did.

I saw that the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary – to study, to learn some words. I was lucky enough to reason also that I should try to improve my penmanship. It was sad. I couldn’t even write in a straight line. It was both ideas together that moved me to request a dictionary along with some tablets and pencils from the Norfolk Prison Colony school.”


Learning to read (Malcolm X)


The blog includes several cultural links on writing style, guides, curious texts. There is a particular site dedicated to Literary Journalism Studies which deserves a place on its own:

International Association of Literary Journalism Studies


And what’s more, some articles on Literary Journalism



PhD, sophomore

El lobo estuvo aquí

15 June 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Al Pacino

El lobo escribe un blog en wordpress. No pude resistirme a leer el post que tituló S0licitud de amiStad. Me gustó especialmente, quizás porque trata de dos desconocidos.

El autor del blog “El lobo está aquí” tiene cuenta en Twitter (@elloboestaaqui1)


S0licitud de amiStad


“A veces, me imagino a Robert De Niro y a Al Pacino sentados frente a frente en un bar de carretera sorbiendo café.

Robert no conoce a Al y Al no conocer a Robert, pero charlan amistosamente (O no) Y lo hacen con naturalidad como si en realidad, tuviese sentido.

La cuestión es que YO no soy Al Pacino y mucho menos Travis Bickle o Jake La Motta.

Llegado el caso, me limitaría a sentarme y a mirar el rostro desconocido de un desconocido.

No sabría qué decir, porque no siento interés por (casi) nadie ni por (casi) nada que puedan decirme, y sentarme a beber café es un placer demasiado íntimo como para estropearlo con el jugo descremado de una vaca” (…)

Lea el texto completo aquí:


[De Niro]


A post written by Cassie (August, 2018)

22 September 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[photo from Cassie´s blog]

I follow some blogs from wordpress. I must admit that I have a look at them from time to time. Today I would love to share a whole post written by a blogger whom I admire. I have learnt a lot of things from her page. Her name is Cassie. She is a fanatic of literature.

See here an extract from her blog:


August 6, 2018
“Is this how a bouquet of red roses is supposed to behave?”

“I’m a nerd. I color coordinate my mugs on a shelf in the kitchen, I like when the potatoes grow little sprouts that I can then pluck off and imagine myself growing — would we be rooted vegetables if we were in fact vegetables? My kitchen table is a hoarder’s den of inspiration without me even really collecting. You can reliably count on the fact that books will be arranged by size on any given shelf in our house.

I can’t help myself. I enable what little spatial reasoning I have on making things nerdy.

One facet of my nerdery is that when I’m bogged down in a writing slump, and even forcing a page a day feels like ultimate death, I watch or listen to author’s talk about their craft. I find online lectures, podcasts, news hours, interviews, and audiobooks. I generally like hearing what people are passionate about. Sometimes those lectures don’t help me in the moment, but when I’m back looking through my journals, I find a trinket that I just have to dust off. Other times, I’m completely enthralled and ready to market what the author shared. Today was one of those days.” (…)

Read the whole post below:



The nine favourite websites of mine (also a Plan B)

23 August 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

If 43marks doesn´t work, try

if gmail is not a good idea there, use hotmail or aol

tweet on Twitter & blog via wordpress


Just in case DropBox might be a risky safe, why not trying Hubic or Mega?

G-Drive archives seem to be fine as well as SlideShare net (LinkedIn)


Blog via blogger (efemoleskine)

post writings in medium

keep texts, videos, pictures and links on tumblr


Netizen poet & blogger on Blogger

16 December 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Eugenio Fouz


Mi página web:

Mis blogs:


Lágrimas de lluvia azul



Blogs que sigo:



Wondering Ways


Información sobre mí:

Sexo: MALE

Sector: Educación

Profesión: Profesor de inglés

Ubicación: Murcia, España

Introducción: Netizen poet & blogger, columnist and teacher of English language. I write posts, articles, tweets and verses. Sometimes I sign my texts as F., emilioefe, E.F.Effe [@emilioeffe on twitter] or Eugenio Fouz.

Intereses: blogging, periodismo, fotografía, literatura, poesía, Inglés como segunda lengua, jogging, radio, arte, podcasts, cine, twitter, pedagogía

Películas favoritas: Casablanca, El crisol, Orgullo y prejuicio, Oficial y caballero, Brubaker, Primera Plana, Love actually, Shakespeare in love, El exorcista, Esplendor en la hierba, La letra escarlata, El manantial

Música favorita: Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Bowie, Queen, Miles Davis, Amy Winehouse

Libros favoritos: Ensayos (R. W. Emerson), Biblia, Las Metamorfosis (Ovidio), La letra escarlata (Nathaniel Hawthorne), El lobo estepario (Hermann Hesse), La realidad y el deseo (Luis Cernuda), Romancero gitano (García Lorca), De profundis (Oscar Wilde), Jude el oscuro (Thomas Hardy), Las flores del mal (Charles Baudelaire)


La figura de un santo en la cocina (San Pancracio)

5 September 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Mi San Pancracio

(Mi San Pancracio)

Dicen quienes saben de santos, tradiciones y creencias religiosas que hacer sitio a un San Pancracio en la cocina trae buena suerte. Para tener fortuna la figura del santo debe acompañarse con ramas de perejil frescas. En el caso de que desee alojar a San Pancracio en su hogar, ha de saber que este santo no se compra. La imagen del santo ha de ser regalada por alguien que le quiera bien.


San Pancracio y el perejil

“San Pancracio nació en el año 286 en Frigia (Turquía), se quedó huérfano y junto a su tío se trasladó a Roma, allí, a pesar de su juventud, quedó fascinado por el cristianismo y se bautizó. Por aquel entonces el emperador Diocleciano había ordenado perseguir a todos los cristianos. Pancracio fue descubierto y condenado a muerte. Fue decapitado el 12 de mayo de 305, cuando solo tenía 14 años.

Hoy en día es venerado como el santo del trabajo y la salud; No se sabe exactamente como pero con el tiempo ha ido ganando fama de traer suerte y dinero, y son numerosas las personas que afirman haber comenzado a tener mucha suerte después que le regalaron un San Pancracio y le colocaron perejil. La buena fama que tiene de traer suerte le ha convertido casi en un talismán y su devoción se ha extendido hasta más allá de la fe religiosa y no es raro encontrarnos con personas no católicas con un San Pancracio en casa.

Según se cuenta para que traiga suerte ha de ser REGALADO y hay que ponerle PEREJIL, simplemente colocar unas ramitas de perejil sobre su imagen.

– “…. se debe de poner perejil sobre la figura o la estampa “. -Devota de San Pancracio

Los hay también que aseguran que depende de lo que le pidamos así debemos de colocar el perejil y la imagen del santo debe mirar hacia un lado u otro, pero en eso no hay acuerdo y hay tantas opiniones como devotos de San Pancracio. En lo que sí que hay acuerdo es que:

¡hay que ponerle perejil !!”


En el enlace que sigue puede leer la historia del santo. Asimismo recibirá un boletín de correo electrónico con el santo de cada día

[santoral virtual vía @blogger]

Vivir para escribir o escribir para seguir vivo

2 March 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


No entiendo a quien dice que necesita tener experiencias para escribir. Escribir para unos es soltar lastre, desahogarse para seguir vivo.

Un blog llamado efe

2 March 2014

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


El 28 de febrero pasado inicié un blog en blogger con la intención de ampliar el alcance de #efnotebloc. En principio la nueva bitácora está destinada a guardar enlaces de interés para la práctica y conocimiento de la lengua inglesa y a recoger material referente a la asignatura como, por ejemplo, frases de lenguaje funcional o vocabulario. Tal vez haya un espacio para “worksheets” y ejercicios de lectura y audio. El blog #efe aparece escrito en español e inglés.

La soledad del blogger

6 July 2011

twitter: eugenio_fouz

(Geek & Poke, vía Blogtecnia)

Creo que esta viñeta acierta en el centro del corazón de cualquier blogger.

(Gracias, Oloman por el tweet)

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A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


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crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama