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To All Our Friends, Happy New Year

Rio de Janeiro floats a beautiful Christmas tree on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Below is a very short video we took one night. You will no doubt recognize the background music, but perhaps you didn’t know that composer Vince Guaraldi became famous because of the B-side of a single that […]

Rio de Janeiro in December

We’re in Rio but not the real Rio. We’re in Leblon, a traditional upscale neighborhood and beach. Sure, there’s pao de queijo, pasteis and brazil nuts (with amazing health benefits). There’s lots of city noise and beautiful beaches full of futebolers, bathers and surfers. There are busy barracas selling their […]

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Getting Older Has Some Benefits Other Than Denny’s Senior Meals

I won’t even go into the downside of aging. I’m pretty sure you can think of a few appropriate to your own age. On the other hand, there are some benefits to getting older, including getting wiser. Well, some people get wiser. In Brazil, when we went to Carnaval in […]

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