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200 Hours and 2 Days

India, life, Travel

Who knew we could be so strong– physically and mentally? Who knew that we could complete what we started despite the many obstacles placed in our way? Who knew that the quest for the self and the super self, the God within and without, could be so heady and true that beautiful souls would journey from all over the world to experience it.

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Lacrimosa and the Butterflies

life

Dear Friends, Sun-glazed days are filled with the weight of time in Jamaica. Shortly after arriving from Brazil, a close friend’s father — Uncle Clyde — died. Thus, those who knew and loved him gathered almost nightly, to reminisce, commemorate, break bread…

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Brazil: “Try Something Different”

life, Travel

In the heart of Brazil’s interior, sits a state filled with waterfalls, wild flowers, winding trails, and layers of silence. Minas Gerais, known equally for its food as for its beauty, is not only a nature-lover’s dream, but a place…

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Back in Brazil

life, People, Reflections, Travel

(previously published on The Wayward Path, www.thewaywardpath.com) The windows are open and the sounds of the evangelical church down the road come flooding through: raucous singing, tambourines, a preacher on a microphone, rapturous fits. Last night, it was the club nearby that…

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Freedom to Choose: The Last Bite of Cake

Jamaica, life, Travel

In Jamaican households, on the island and overseas, Christmas cake starts making appearances in cupboards and on dinner tables in the early days of December. People will tell you how many they’ve baked, or how many their mothers have baked….

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Accept What Is

life

Dear Friends, It’s Saturday afternoon, which means that it’s a flea market day, a beach day, and the day for grilled octopus at the restaurant beside the gas station. In this corner of the world, where the sun washes up in…

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Beach Day in Monte Estoril

life

Words scrawled across the ocean, with the curves and dips of calligraphy, relay a full story: The sound of waves, in no hurry, rolling in, that’s enough; there’s no need for other music The melody of children laughing, as they…

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Tenho Saudades Tambem

life, Travel

Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object…

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What Would Thoreau Think Of Facebook?

life

It’s the middle of the night. Thoughts were layering themselves like a lasgana in my head; and soon, I realized that I was still asleep. It was necessary to get up and write the words down, before they overcrowded me….

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