Category Archives: Brazil

Thoughts on my 42 Days in Brazil

Thoughts on my 42 Days in Brazil   Examining my time in São Paulo & Brazil, July 29-September 8, 2018 (slightly redacted version) ————————————————————— Minding the Gap The State Department asked me to “hold the post” in São Paulo, to … Continue reading

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Last Days in Brazil – Monday

Went with CG to a concert by the Dresden Philharmonic. They played Beethoven, Mozart and Shostakovitch. The big star, IMO, was pianist Herbert Schuch. That boy can play. I was watching him most of all and thinking of the sheer … Continue reading

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Last Days in Brazil – Sunday

I am getting down to my “lasts” as my São Paulo narrative winds down. Today is my last Sunday, so I went over to Ibirapuera Park, where I had walked on my first day here. I got there a lot … Continue reading

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EducationUSA

Went to the São Paulo EducationUSA today. We suffered a little when Science w/o Borders went away, but now interest in studying in the USA is coming back. I don’t recall the number that they said had registered, but the … Continue reading

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Last Days in Brazil – Saturday

Missing Christine Johnson and prefer not to drink alone, but I did find a place to get a good IPA. In Brazil you do not say I P A. You make one word out of it ipa. I walked up … Continue reading

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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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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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