Category Archives: thoughts

I turned the corner, and Behold!

  Tomorrow. Americans go to the polls. I have seriously examined my part in this: what is my opinion worth?, does it matter?, what’s the use?  Do we really need one more opinion on this already beaten-to-death circus? Damn straight … Continue reading

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Eulogy for My Sister

We have come from far and wide to honor David and Mary Susan today: Syracuse, Albany, New York City, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and yours truly, from Rio de Janeiro.   These two people we honor have obviously meant … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place.

  Nothing better than Arpoador on a cloudy summer Sunday morning, no need for sunblock. Climbing to the top…Ipanema and Vidigal all in one glance!  When you recover from the view, the natural reaction is to look down and watch where … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge!

I spent many a contemplative hour on Fisherman’s Walk when I took the plunge into Rio twenty-three months ago.  It looks out from Leme over Copacabana up to Corcovado.   It is never the same.  The waves crash on the rocks, daring swimmers … Continue reading

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Two (Bald) Heads Are Better Than One…

The Floating Head in Botofogo is one of the Art Occupies the City: Other Ideas for Rio international installations.  In Scandanavian legend, Awilda refers to the daughter of a 5th century king who runs off to become a female pirate.  With Pão de Açucar in the … Continue reading

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Not REALLY ever lost…

This is the glass labyrinth by the American artist, Robert Morris, which is part of the 2nd annual ArtRio (and the RiO anagram: Other ideas for Rio) project opening this week.  I work in the yellow building to the left and can … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit

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The View From Above…

A Terra Vista do Céu/Earth From the Air What an incredible experience to arrive to this beautiful photography exhibition every day right outside the entrance to my office in Cinelandia.  The square is packed with people from all over the … Continue reading

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Fat Cat, Skinny Dog

As Steve Jobs so eloquently said, “Sometimes life’s gonna hit you in the head with a brick!” Down with you on that one, Steve. Some days Rio treats me like this fat cat buddy I met in Sao Conrado, where you … Continue reading

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Back from Staycation…

The year has whizzed by…. I have returned to work, with a promotion, after my first Brazilian vacation.  I stayed in Rio to continue my discovery.  I don’t remember the last time I had this much time off… I believe … Continue reading

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