Category Archives: Santa Rosa

The Fool or: You Shouldn’t Go Home Again

I am often asked if I have gone back to Brazil since leaving.  It has a simple answer (“Yes”) and an existential one: “How do you go back to a place you never really think you left?” This is the … Continue reading

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Dia do Trabalho 1962 – May Day

In Brazil, where I grew up, as in many other countries, International Workers Day is May 1st. While we associate it now with Communism and Socialism, the first May Day was created by the American labor movement and celebrated – … Continue reading

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