Rio, Part 2

It’s no secret that I love Rio. A lot. Probably more than what would be considered normal for someone who’s only been twice. I mean, it was the only place that could contend with Italy when I was planning to move overseas last year. And while Italy immediately felt like home from the first time I visited, my infatuation with Brazil likewise began on my first trip a year and a half ago.

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It’s a Conversation

On my last trip in November, it felt like my body broke. I was coughing, stuffy, couldn’t sleep, but always tired, and, strangest of all, my gums were bleeding, like non-stop. It was creepy and worrisome to say the least. Travel puts a toll on our bodies, but usually I handle things much better. Continue reading “It’s a Conversation”

Quote: David Kirby

Carbon, nitrogen . . . there was an explosion, and now you have to pay attention

to everything. At the party, everyone was talking about the crappy TV series
that’s so popular, and you didn’t say you wanted better, wanted more.

—From today’s Poem-A-DayI Have Not Come Here to Compare Notes But to Sit Together in the Stillness at the Edge of This Wound