California 1960

California 1960

Bringing the desert into the home. Taming it, but not encroaching on it. Allowing the cliffs, sand and thistles to unfold before you unimpeded, as ...

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A Tale of Two Restaurants

A Tale of Two Restaurants

I arrived at the Copacabana Palace without a hurry and with so much excitement. It was all Bishop’s fault. Bishop recommended it to her friend Rob...

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Creativity and superstition

Creativity and superstition

The days I had left in Petropolis I spent walking and writing. I felt as if my visit to that city had unleashed my creativity and it flowed through...

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Inspiring Nature

Inspiring Nature

The day after my visit to Samambaia was peaceful and unexpectedly happy. Even though I didn’t have all the answers to the questions I went with, I ...

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Saudade

Saudade

Today I have seen my grandmother again. So much has happened here and I feel small and vulnerable! I discover stories left and right that if it we...

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Road to Petropolis

Road to Petropolis

“Quando voce recordar um passado entre nos...” With that phrase a new history commenced. A story of poetry and music; of romanticism and magic. It ...

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Infatuating Colours

Infatuating Colours

There are those who travel to new destinations with a set idea in their mind of what it will be like, as if that idea would make it become a realit...

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Fervor and effervescence

Fervor and effervescence

The life one creates is familiar, small and comfortable, but when it becomes overwhelming and dark, a change needs to take place. One must dispose ...

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The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

The number of times I’ve lost between the sofa cushions my keys, the tv remote, a hair tie, coins, marbles… A while back I was looking for my cell ...

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Petropolis 1951

Petropolis 1951

So wrap up care in a cobweband drop it down the well This story begins on April 23, when I read these verses for the first time. They came from a...

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At the wheel

At the wheel

I hold the steering wheel of my car and look to the horizon. The chapter of my life that I've just closed drives me forward, and I feel the need to...

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