Monthly Archives: June 2014

Moqueca com Peixes!

Got two poetry rejections within twelve hours so I’m a little subdued today but that didn’t stop me from getting errands done. I dropped off my laundry at the lavedeira in the apartment building where I’m renting. I am being … Continue reading

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We’re going to the Zoo

I love waking up to a nice rainy morning. No need to rush to consciousness, just let it happen or not. I had no appointments or expectations so I lazed around until 9am then decided that since the rain was … Continue reading

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Brazil v. Chile, Round of 16

Thought I’d go to the Fan Fest to watch Brazil play Chile in the first of the round of 16 games. Based on stories I’d heard about the Fan Fest the last time Brazil played, I thought I’d better get … Continue reading

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The Beach

It’s the first day in over two weeks where there’s no football to be watched on television or in person and I don’t know what to do with myself. I originally planned to visit the historic center of Salvador and … Continue reading

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It’s the little things…

Woke up this morning to a nice tropical downpour. Note in the picture the distinct section of brown water that I believe is sand being churned up by the waves. The storm did not abate until a little before halftime … Continue reading

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Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran

Before leaving North Carolina, several of my friends asked me to return with souvenirs for them. The Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran was the only place I was likely to find the Iranian flag requested by one of my poetry babes so … Continue reading

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Festa Junina!

Happy Festa Junina, another holiday in the Brazilian state of Bahia. It’s dedicated to John the Baptist, known around here at Sao Joao. In the city of Salvador the celebrations mostly occur the night before, Junina Eve, I suppose, and … Continue reading

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Cemeterio Campos Santos

This morning held a successful visit to a cemetery. I chose one that was closer than Campo Grande but it had been closed over the weekend. Not sure why the cemetery was closed but I fear it is for the … Continue reading

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Football

Brings out the worst in us Tribal aggression Ritual war Between nations Cities Religions Politics Fans sold as markets Advertisers bidding For our money Nations bribing To host the next Competing at extortion Of their citizenry And every four years … Continue reading

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Campo Grande

Got more poetry done tonight over dinner than I expected. I went to a restaurant in the Shopping Barra mall next door. Not long after I placed my order and just before Nigeria-Bosnia kicked off, the power went out. The … Continue reading

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