Excursions: My Sister and Me

El Tratamiento de Silencio, The Silent Treatment After a full day of arguing, my sister and I hit … Continue Reading

Annihilation’s “The Shimmer” is a Parable for Travel, and Here’s Why

Vague spoilers for Annihilation to come. I don’t use any names or significant plot points. You’ve been warned! … Continue Reading

Talking to Spaniards About Languages – The Catalonia Crisis

Let’s get controversial, shall we? A Bounty of Languages As an American raised in a single-language household, I’m … Continue Reading

Travel as an Academic

I consider myself an academic. That is, I like to do research and most of my adult life … Continue Reading

I Am So Underdressed

So yesterday I put some eyeshadow in my hair, some lipstick on my face, and some comic panels … Continue Reading

Things To Get Used To

Yesterday I bullied  assembled some friends together to go out for feijoada, which I had been craving for … Continue Reading

Pequena ou Grande? (Big or small)

As I’ve said earlier, in Brazil, certain items are much smaller than in America. Here are three items … Continue Reading

When Things Go Wrong

I’m noticing a pattern my first week in Brazil. Don’t make plans. It seems as if every time … Continue Reading