Monthly Archives: August 2018

Partners in Preservation

Bertioga, São Paulo, Brazil The preserve is in the middle of the town of Bertioga, a town with a population of around 60,000. It is a long and narrow municipality, hemmed in by the mountains (Serra do Mar) on one … Continue reading

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Making Nature Accessible to All

Making Nature Accessible to All It was gratifying to meet Jeremy Buzzell, Chief for the Accessibility Management Program at the National Park Service, maybe more a vindication of old school people-to-people diplomacy.  Please indulge my deviation from the main narrative. … Continue reading

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Speaking to Youth in Bertioga

I visited the São Paulo SESC resort in Bertioga.   I will write more later. My picture shows a SESC program we (the Consulate) co-sponsored.  You might call it “English learning through sports” – in this case baseball.  The boys in … Continue reading

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Volunteerism

The praise was a bit embarrassing, and I am not sure I liked how it was tactically deployed, but the masters of ceremony held up the USA as the paragon of volunteerism.  They gently disparaged the Brazilian audience, pointing out … Continue reading

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Young Entrepreneurs in Brazil (YLAI)

Innovation is hard to measure and nearly impossible to anticipate.  After all, innovation means something new or at least different.  If it is not discontinuous to previous developments, it is not much of an innovation, after all. All of the … Continue reading

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Maker Space at Case Thomas Jefferson

August 24 at 7:09 AM ·- For more pictures click on date. I cannot claim credit, but I was present at the creation and I am deeply gratified by the small part I played – I signed the original seed … Continue reading

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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra played a tribute to Leonard Bernstein

The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra played a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, including selections from Candide, West Side Story, Slava & On the Town. Good to see American culture showcased in Brazil. The concert was at the beautiful São Paulo Municipal … Continue reading

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Me too

 An Active and Effective Woman Juliana de Faria created a #metoo type movement in Brazil a couple years before it took hold in the USA. She was moved by the same sorts of actions that affected Americans.  I will let … Continue reading

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Biomath – if your model says it is raining, it is still a good idea to look out the window

  I was not sure what “biomathematicians” did, but when I looked it up I learned that I was familiar with the work, if not the more complex current techniques. You can trace the field at least as far back … Continue reading

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Paulo Agustoni

Paulo Agustoni had been working for the USG for more forty years by the time I started in the FS and he was waiting from… Posted by John Matel on Monday, August 20, 2018   Paulo Agustoni had been working for … Continue reading

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