hi 🤙🏼 i’m luis.
corporate finance geek by day. waterman, book collector, nature enthusiast, and family man all of the time.
this is my personal website where I document the useless and unimportant things that I find interesting: poetry, travel, books, photos, surfing, science, and tigers.

picks from the editor (me)

the selfish gene | richard dawkins

This is the first book that I have finished from the re-reading list I compiled a while ago. And this is the book, the one …

the remains of the day | ishiguro

OK. Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in 2017 and I’m happy to report that I was a bit ahead of the curve. I had already …

latest posts

the best solo of all time

for the untrained ear, for the diletante music enthusiast, it sounds arbitrary and subjective to claim that there is such a thing as the best …



silent solo hiking – normark, adams, hoek

the history of the silent solo hiking film (SSH) is rather short. Not even five years old. Yet, with the ascent of Harmen Hoek, have …


2023, hiking, solohiking

more selfish gene

i came across this article1 from professor Itai Yanai that does a great job describing the significance of The Selfish Gene and how even today, …


2023, books, science

little corner of the internet

the Verge published an article titled “bring back personal blogging”. It starts: In the beginning, there were blogs, and they were the original social web. …


2023, blogging

silvio y oda a mi generación

i’m in awe of young poets that write verse that can only be comprehended later in life. I know it is an illusion: it is …


2023, music, poetry

the original banana republic

vanity sometimes makes you stumble upon beautiful things. I was in urgent need of new clothes for a family photo session, given that my wardrobe …


2022, history, style, travel