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Mi página web en español (google sites)

1 December 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Egon Schiele, artista expresionista; 1890-1918]



Notes for students of Ethics -Parallel Papers-Ethics-ef17.- 310817

5 September 2017

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[James Dean vía @historyinmoment]

Three packs of obligatory notes for the subject of Ethics. Each one contains texts, definitions, mottoes, rules, news and some other points of interest such as urban legends, good manners and decalogues of behaviour. I have included extracts from the Spanish Constitution of 1978, the brilliant speech of Martin Luther King, the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

See the documents linked below:

Ethics PPa first term


Ethics PPa second term


Ethics PPa third term


9 March 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


He encontrado un cajón para almacenar documentos en formato PDF. Además de un acceso inmediato a la página web, PDF genera enlaces a todos los escritos

Este cajón de sastre permite compartir textos a través de redes sociales como Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn y Pinterest

Por ejemplo, el documento 12 ideas sobre la asistencia a clase quedaría así:

Otra ventaja de PDF- Archive es la posibilidad de participar en una website abierta con textos, cómics o enlaces guardados por otros internautas.

En la columna lateral derecha de este blog efnotebloc aparecen como principales enlaces: #43marks #efnotebloc #PDF-archive #slideshareEFdocs #tinyURL #uhrzeit

A sleepwalker found out a moleskine

7 May 2016

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filius drawing

filius, ii (hijo)

[image taken from Cambridge Latin web book]

The somnambulist read the note written in the first page. There were thirteen titles he read slowly to himself. He remembered all of them because of his good memory. The books and resources had been written by someone who was very fond of Latin language and culture. There were 5 lines marked with a star, maybe to indicate those as his/her favourite books


1/ Método para aprender latín, Hermann Schnitzler *(Herder)

(translated into Spanish, practical and useful)

2/ Diccionario Spes *(Bibliograph)

3/ DL KET (handbook with resources)

4/ Seymour Latin * (a discovery, a jewel for Latin learners)

5/ the Latin library (Classics)

6/ Almacén de clásicas (Spanish teacher of Latin, blogger)

7/ Latin dictionary online, in fact, a universal dictionary of all languages

8/ Cornell College (lots of resources and links)

9/ Orberg (modern method, all the rage these days)

10/ The Perseus catalog (a library for the Classics, facsimile editions)

11/ Benjamin L D´Ooge * (it reminds me the “assimil method for languages”

– little doses of vocabulary and grammar)

12/ Cambridge Latin course * (illustrations) (easy to deal with)

13/ Intercentres (Latin exercises for translation)



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30 April 2016

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Mi presentación en Keynote (Mac) de artefacto TIC

(cuaderno de bitácora “tiza, alza, beta & zeta”,

#onepagereader y alfabetizaciones múltiples) 

para @educaINTEF


Good manners for kids.-ten rules by Marla Walters

2 April 2016

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woman and cat


10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

By Marla Walters

on 30 April 2015 WISEBREAD dot COM

I’m sorry, but it’s going to be a lot harder than you thought to teach manners to your children. You behaved at home, as a child, and then you went to college, where you likely misbehaved. Eventually, you found yourself in a relationship, and were probably very free about what you said and did. And then came the children, who are just tiny sponges. They soak up everything their parents say and regurgitate it, most often inappropriately.

Time to clean up your act.

The best way to teach manners to your children is not to immediately hand them the 18th Edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette (although I do think that’s a lovely graduation gift). They need to learn the rules below before they can read. They need to learn them from you, their parents, and you need to model these manners. Consistently.

You want your kids to be successful and get ahead in life, and they won’t be able to get through job interviews without shaking hands properly. They need to know they cannot talk on their cells at the symphony. They will need to write thank-you notes. If you don’t show them how, who will?

Below are 10 types of etiquette rules you really need to teach your children. These are not behaviors, such as not being a bully; they are the rules of a civilized society.

  1. Etiquette 101

Here we have the holy grail of beginning etiquette for children. Master these four phrases, and practice them around, and with, your kids.

“Please, may I…?”

“Thank you.”

“No, thank you.”

“Excuse me.”

  1. Do Not Interrupt

I work with a guy who interrupts anyone and everyone, all the time. Every time he does it, I think, “Your mother failed.” It is rude to not let someone finish their thought. Children are, by their nature, impatient — but they need to learn patience, which includes not interrupting. When the interruptions happen, say “Please don’t interrupt. Let me finish what I was saying.”

  1. Introductions

Making introductions is difficult for adults, let alone children. As an adult, though, isn’t it nice when someone introduces you? I have found that kids can master this, but they are going to need prompting to remember (“Ben, did you introduce your friends?”). Even the very young can handle “This is Jason, and this is Katie.”

If an adult comes to your house, your child should stop what they are doing, and come say hello. Ideally, the child should offer their hand to shake, and say “Hello, Mrs. ____.” If their friends are present, further introductions should be made by the child. When the adult leaves, the child should come and say good-bye. Many children are very shy about introductions, so be patient and keep working on it.

  1. Responding to a Polite Question

Following an introduction, or a greeting, an adult will usually attempt to talk to a child. Most of the time, the question will be “How are you?”

Respond to the adult and let them know how you are, kiddo. But then, ask the adult how they are. Here is how Uriah, age four and two doors down, handles this one:

“How are you today, Uriah?”

“I’m GREAT! I have T-ball today! Uhh, how are you? Do you want to see me hit this ball? I had CAKE today! Last week I made it to third base!”

Yes, I find him completely charming. Most children, though, I find, just ignore the adults. That’s not okay, parents. Even if your child is shy, teach them to smile and say “I am fine, thank you. How are you?”

  1. How to Behave at the Table

It is my sincere hope that your family, no matter what its makeup, sits together at least for the dinner meal. A good chore for even young children is to learn to set the table. Once seated, you may say grace, or have a family custom — but please, no cell phones or other electronic devices at the table. Use this time to reconnect as a family, and instill some basics.

Before each meal, wash your hands. Do not chew with your mouth open.

Do not interrupt another family member’s story. This is an important time for everyone to share their day.

If the child wants second helpings, this is when we use “Please pass the ___.” When the food is passed, they should say “Thank you.”

Burps happen. They should be silent, and followed by “Excuse me.” No belching contests, please.

If you have a cold or cough, sneeze or cough into your tissue, and then go dispose of the tissue and wash your hands again. If you have no tissue, sneeze into your sleeve, and then go wash.

Absolutely no picking or scratching.

When the child is done with dinner, they should say “Please, may I be excused?” and when permission is granted, they should take their plate, utensils, and napkin to the kitchen (and follow whatever cleanup rules you have).

Do not nag (“I told you a thousand times…”) at the table. Just keep correcting, or the dinner experience becomes associated with battles.

You will be really glad you taught them table manners at home before you take them to restaurants, which can be intimidating to children who have no practice with napkins, silverware, and complicated place settings.

  1. How to Behave at a Play, Concert, or Movie

Movies are a good place to start teaching your children about how to behave at a public performance. Hit the bathroom and get snacks ahead of time, and encourage them to be quiet, or whisper. Next, try a play or concert, and talk about intermissions, listening, watching quietly, and staying in your seat. Before the event, explain the usher’s job. Not okay: Gum, candy wrappers, cell phones, or kicking the seat ahead of you.

  1. Writing Thank-You Notes

Being able to compose and send a thank-you note is another skill that will serve a person all their lives. You should write them with the child until approximately age eight or nine, when they should have the ability to write their own. You may need to help them get started.

My “trick” in getting thank-yous done was to get out a nice array of stationery, cards, stickers, fun stamps, and colorful pens. I also had my address book at the ready, and mugs of cocoa and snacks. Then, we would do our notes together.

  1. How to Shake Hands

Ah, the limp handshake. It still exists, which surprises me every time I encounter it. It’s so easy to do it correctly! Here are the instructions.

Stand up. Extend your hand. Using a firm grip (not a bone-crusher), grasp the other person’s hand and grip/shake while you introduce yourself and the other person introduces him/herself. Here is a great video of some kids who have this handshake skill down!

  1. Avoiding Bad Language

It’s very simple: if you swear in front of your kids, they are going to swear, too. The problem is (and I’m Exhibit A): They will use these words at some very inappropriate times. Often, they may not know what the bad words mean, and explaining can help (they will probably be horrified).

  1. When Not to Use Electronics

This is especially hard because adult modeling is so poor. You can be a part of that change, though. Readers will probably disagree, but I don’t think electronics, or most specifically cell phones, belong at the table, movies, concerts, performances, weddings, funerals, churches, or school. I will hopefully assume you do not use your cell while driving (and that includes texting), which is simply dangerous.

I was recently at a picnic, and one of my old friends did not bring her daughter, saying “She is too much of a brat.” I remember thinking, well, that’s your fault, and what a shame, because the other children were having so much fun. Yes, teaching manners to children will try your patience, but it will ease their passage into adulthood when they master the basics.


You can download this document

[just an excerpt of 5 easy points to remember]

on PDF in #mypublicfiles via



How to shorten a link & how to share a document

28 March 2016

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poets society gif

There are 2 basic URLs to bear in mind: tinyURL & dropbox (#mypublicfiles)


NOTE: From March, 2017 Dropbox doesn´t allow public files so there is a big removal from the previous public files to a new box, namely Therefore, the text cited below will be saved and shared in as well as I keep it safe in DROPBOX, private boxes.

Be that as it may, I continue using dropbox for my private files. 



TinyURL shortens every long URL that could make a blog post ugly. TinyURL usually gets a reduction to a maximum of 26 characters. For example, if one meets across a long link like this:




El traje nuevo del Emperador

Hans Christian Andersen


“Hace muchos años había un Emperador tan aficionado a los trajes nuevos, que gastaba todas sus rentas en vestir con la máxima elegancia.

No se interesaba por sus soldados ni por el teatro, ni le gustaba salir de paseo por el campo, a menos que fuera para lucir sus trajes nuevos. Tenía un vestido distinto para cada hora del día, y de la misma manera que se dice de un rey: “Está en el Consejo”, de nuestro hombre se decía: “El Emperador está en el vestuario”. (…)


(There are up to 87 characters). TinyURL allows the user to copy the link and paste it in a small rectangular box here:

One will get a shortened link of 26 characters. See:


Dropbox is the ideal place to keep documents, pictures, letters, writings or images safe. In fact, it works as a kind of safe. Dropbox allows sharing documents and everything the owner of the account wants via specific links from dropbox. There is a useful drawer where one can place public documents, like a public files folder.

See now the fairy tale via here:



How to convert a webpage to PDF

25 March 2016

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Kevin (South Park) 

It is possible to convert a webpage to PDF (Portable Document Format) by copying the URL into the box below. See:

I´ll show by means of a sample from my TIZA, ALFA, BETA & ZETA

[PDF uploaded to #mypublicfiles and linked via tinyURL ]

Journalism As Literature

A graduate seminar at the University of Florida


Elements of True Gentlemen


Disentería literaria


El primer blog de Garrafón en habla hispana

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Books. Reflections. Travel.


crear siempre, aprender y guardar la llama