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One of the most famous words in Portuguese that doesn't translate into English very well is saudades. It is also the one that is perhaps most needed, as it means the feeling of 'missing'; usually someone, or something (my translation). Instead of talking about an absence, as we do in English, the Portuguese speakers have... Continue Reading →


Is there anything sexier than words? There's just something about the way they are said, or written, which can bypass all the checks and balances in my brain and reach right into my spinal cord. That moment when he said I wish I could see more sends a buzzing frisson of energy through my body.... Continue Reading →

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