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Posted on April 16 at 7:56 p.m.
I thought it helpful that you coupled your teaching English with your learning Portuguese. Nice insight. G.R.
On Hegy Hochi Chili Peppers
Posted on April 16 at 7:53 p.m.
So teaching English is funny. It also seems excrutiatingly difficult. This description is a wonderful analysis of the strangeness of using tongue and teeth in unusual ways for different languages. Great description. And then we have words like can and may that might be close in meaning, again mightn not be close at all. either could also be a verb or a noun. Crossword puzzles give me pause even in my own language. Kudos for undertaking this daunting task. Your pupils must love you, especially since they are not required to learn and you are not required to teach. G.R.
Posted on April 16 at 7:32 p.m.
Great human interest story, amusingly told. It makes the beach for a visitor or tourist a comfortable enjoyable pasttime. Can I spend the day in the shade? and drink juice? and eat pineapple? and watch all the sights you describe? Verrry tempting. How about the water? G. R.
On The Ideal Beach Experience
Posted on April 16 at 7:10 p.m.
Becky, this is marvelous reporting, so visual, so gripping; I was terrified. and your photos are marvelous too. our newspapers didn't even mention it. They are involved with the volcanic eruption in iceland, forcing european airports to close down.
I found one misspelling, which your mother will tell you about. Thank you for this report. I am honored to be privy to it. R
On Storm Damage
Posted on February 17 at 3:18 p.m.
You made flags really interesting. I'm used to our flag being proper, loyal, sacrosanct, "mustn't touch the ground," "must be respected," mistn't be made fun of, may not be burned, an almost holy symbol of dignity and respect. To see its presence in Rio as art object, friendly plaything, ever-present in infinite variety, shows you can have a flag be a national symbol without being stiff and staid and sacrosanct. You illustrated this. Good insight. Nice. I look forward to more insights. GMR
Posted on February 17 at 1:49 p.m.
Love your photos. GMR