José Carlos Eiras Archive

Covid Times

The pandemic we’re living in changed my life and also my wife’s life. We stay home, don’t go out regularly for breakfast. Restaurant for lunch or dinner, don’t even talk, almost never and yet only when restaurant offers tables outside, respects social distancing and ...Read More

The Little Candle Usher

The audience that shortly before had shouted, booed, kicked chairs now exploded in applause and happy shouts. Certain things, certain facts we do not forget and over time it seems they become clearer in our memory. We can easily forget what happened yesterday, but ...Read More

President, The Myth

The president’s story, who is admired and worshiped by many, was over time showing defects, grooves, then severe cracks. Today I realize that what I knew about him was largely a myth that would undoubtedly suffer more damage if he had not died so ...Read More

Character Without Owner

The door opened, I entered the hall with my high school colleagues and didn’t understand what was in front of me. At that time high school came after elementary school, there was no mid-school. Who took us there, was my chemistry and physics teacher, ...Read More


Despite having good writers, Brazil has not yet won the literature Nobel Prize. Several of its Latin American brothers won. There were six in all. Chileans Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971), Guatemalan Miguel Ángel Asturias (1967), Colombian Gabriel García Márquez (1982), Mexican ...Read More

Theories of Relativity

On the day I really understood the restricted relativity theory and most importantly the general relativity theory, she ordered me to clean the windows! Those who have experience in this type of activity know that it is one of the most odious, especially for ...Read More

Hell Explained

The following is an actual question given on a  University  of Arizona  physics mid-term, and an actual answer turned in by a student. The answer by one student was so ‘profound’ that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of ...Read More