Monthly Archives: December 2011

Unresolved Fears

Often times, new year’s resolutions are dependent on overcoming the things that scare us. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of tragedy, fear of loneliness…. While my resolutions this year are focused on a few, pointed goals, I thought … Continue reading

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Baby Doll Expats

I know. It may appear that I am verging on an obsession with baby dolls. But we went to my father-in-law’s house yesterday and it just so happened that he had pulled a number of dolls from his attic to … Continue reading

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Brazilian Baywatch

Yesterday we got to witness a boy being rescued by helicopter at Leblon Beach in Rio. Then, I guess they figured since they had the net out anyway, why not catch a fish! (it may be hard to see, was … Continue reading

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Only A Dream in Rio

We’ve finally arrived in Rio after a few days in the mountains. One of my favorite artists singing about one of my favorite cities.

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Holiday Traditions

When I was young, Christmas Eve in our house, as well as in the homes of friends and acquaintances, was nearly a non-event. Sure, we might sit around by the fire and eat hors d’oeuvres, but if it didn’t happen, … Continue reading

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Birthday Gratitude!

Today is my birthday! And while I won’t confess to how young I am, I will give you 42 things I am thankful for (in no particular order): My beautiful, little family. That circumstances have allowed me to take a … Continue reading

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Road Side Snacks

Once again we made the drive from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro so we can spend the holidays first in the mountains of Petropolis and then on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Important elements to trip are the … Continue reading

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