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Finally,full-time writing.... and full-time grandfather. Not an easy task for this former clinical psychologist. Nevertheless, what a great combination in a great life!


Hello, my name is Alejandro Canton-Dutari, but my pen name is Alex Canton-Dutari.
I was born in a small town in the Republic of Panama -- Santiago de Veraguas -- but I live in Panama City.
My graduate studies were in clinical psychology and my area of concentration in my workdays was clinical sexology, where I dwelled in the mysteries of human behavior and especially sexual orientation.
During my professional years I published many scientific articles on my area of work, which included my first novella Machito.
Upon my retirement, which coincided with my wife's demise, I decided to try creative writing. So far I have published several novellas, short stories and even a few poems. 
I am an avid reader, and have been administering Book Junkie Reviews and News -- a very small readers' group.
Traveling has also been my passion, and I have been all over the world. Now my companion is my cane, which I call "el bastón viajero", which means something like the traveling cane.
Thank you for having read these lines. I hope to learn from you as I believe that intelectual growth never stops.


Naci y vivo en Ciudad de Panama, Panama... Tengo tres hijos y seis nietos y soy de creencias y acciones humanitarias... La mayoria de mis novelas cortas estan basadas en la vida real ya que considero que he tenido una vida que debe quedar en el recuerdo -- por lo menos cuando mi memoria de ella se haya debilitado.

Mi esposa fallecio hace casi una decada, y desde ese tiempo -- coincidiendo con mi jubilacion de psicologo clínico -- me he dedicado a escribir a tiempo completo.  Mas, continúo con mis labores de abuelo a tiempo parcial.







Birth Place: Panama City,  Panama


Hours Have No Days by alex canton-dutari
Sequel to Little Macho......

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¿Recuerdas en tus sueños? by alex canton-dutari
La tercera novela corta de Alex Cantón-Dutari recoge recuerdos ancestrales y los entrelaza a través de la fantasía. El lector podría sentir la necesidad de perpetuar sus propias reminiscencias....

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Little Macho by alex canton-dutari
Gender identification issues in the late 70s in Latin America....

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Machito by alex canton-dutari
El Autor: Esta es una obra de ficcion. Cualquier semejanza con personas o situaciones de la vida real es mera coincidencia. Machito: - Pero por que las coincidencias son tan frecuentes? EL Autor: No se. ...

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Sweat, Glamour and Light Sins by alex canton-dutari
A peek at a gym´s underworld...

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Las Horas No Tienen Dias by alex canton-dutari
Doc decide completar el peregrinaje que quedo pendiente luego de la partida de su esposa. En el transcurso no toma en cuenta cómo influyo en la vida de otras personas....

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The Woman Who Never Wore Makeup by alex canton-dutari
Throughout the story the parallelism between daughter and parent is portrayed to understand the frequent emptiness of children born out of wedlock in Central America....

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Memories of Beautiful People by alex canton-dutari
The author is inspired by the images of his early-life friends....

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Her Peaceful Sleep by alex canton-dutari
A short story depicting the Doc's struggle through the last period of his wife's life....

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Amazon your dreams? by alex canton-dutari
Fantastic grandfather-grandson adventure in search of ancestral roots...

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La Mujer Que Nunca Se Maquillo by alex canton-dutari
Esta novela corta expone el sufrimiento por el abandono acompañado de amor filial en un recorrido por Nicaragua, Panama y Los Angeles, California....

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Short Stories

Free / Libre
 by alex canton-dutari
Pot belly rebels......

From Here To… Land?
 by alex canton-dutari
Beta fish tend to jump out of their bowls....

La Imaginacion Terapeutica
 by alex canton-dutari
La imaginacion terapeutica nos ayuda a preveer acciones que nos pueden hacer herir....

La Alarma
 by alex canton-dutari
In Spanish : A very unique alarm system is set in a store... ...

Chiverde y la Mantis Rezadora
 by alex canton-dutari
Una historia sobre una Mantis Rezadora y un chinche verde...

A Different Christmas Present
 by alex canton-dutari
Grandpa decides to find alternative Christmas presents...


Chair on wheels / La silla
 by alex canton-dutari
ambivalence towards help...

Fatherhood / Paternidad
 by alex canton-dutari
Manuel and Jenny...

Dreams. /. sueños
 by alex canton-dutari
The light of dreams...

Senses / Sentidos
 by alex canton-dutari
Senses rule...

Future / Futuro
 by alex canton-dutari
Predict the future...

My Boy / Mi Hijo
 by alex canton-dutari
Parents shrink...

Sleep / Sueño
 by alex canton-dutari
Voyager sleep...

Grandsons / Nietos
 by alex canton-dutari
Finding ourselves in others...

Flower / Flor
 by alex canton-dutari
The pain of blooming...

Sun / Sol
 by alex canton-dutari
Playing with words...

Feed / Alimento
 by alex canton-dutari
Haiku in English and Spanish...

Fear / Miedo
 by alex canton-dutari
An attempt at haiku...

Please... Por favor
 by alex canton-dutari
Feeling at peace...

The Game... The Poor / El Juego de los Pobres
 by alex canton-dutari
An interesting look at soccer -- in this case....


Je Suis Charlie? ¿Yo soy Charlie?
 by alex canton-dutari
Freedom of speech should include responsibility and respect...

Negative Premonitory Messages / Mensajes Premonitorios Negativos
 by alex canton-dutari
Negative premonitory messages to children can create trouble....

Women write better erotica?
 by alex canton-dutari
It seems to me that women are better at writing erotica....

A cure of homosexuality = Sex Change?
 by alex canton-dutari
Iran's contribution to homosexuality/lesbianism...

Back To Work? / ¿De Regreso Al Trabajo?
 by alex canton-dutari
It seems that my long beveavement period is over....

Peculiarities of my country / Peculiaridades de mi país
 by alex canton-dutari
A country where the sun rises and sets on the East?...

Grandfather's Ramblings / Comentarios del Abuelo
 by alex canton-dutari
Grandparents frequently complain of loneliness. But they must say it out loud...

I had to promote?
 by alex canton-dutari
I learned the hard way: No self-promotion, no sales.......

I just met you... You'll marry me!
 by alex canton-dutari
This was the inspiration for my short story Her Peaceful Sleep...

Pre-sleep check / Revisión Pre-sueño
 by alex canton-dutari
I'm in my 70s, and I like to comment on what it's like and what to do......


Being a bilingual author
 by alex canton-dutari
I may write in English or Spanish, depending on how I feel....


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