Nelida Piñon has left. She has also left her mark on us. Continue lendo “Lessons from Nélida”
Have you ever loved a person you do not know?
I’m pretty sure most of us have, at least a book character, a singer or a movie star. Because of intense familiarity or a sense of identity, we find ourselves passionate about small characteristics of that one being we almost believe we know. Continue lendo “As oportunidades são tudo na vida”
It is a free country and it is a free market. So why is it that suddenly things got so uncomfortable for some Brazilian businesses in Framingham? Continue lendo “Hard lessons in economics”
In our modern world of a zillion images, it is easy to take for granted what we see on TV and movie screens. Continue lendo “Images and inaccuracies”
They didn’t have the Internet, but old time letters did it.
Writing each other consistently, Delza de Assis Viana, Brazilian, and Jean-Claude Valognes, French, have built a friendship that has spanned more than four decades. Continue lendo “A connection of 43 years”
Here is a big secret about me. I’m a bread baker. Continue lendo “O pão nosso de cada dia”
It’s coming soon to a theater near you.
And if I can convince you like I have been convinced, it’s a movie we all need to see to better understand our surroundings. I can hardly wait. Continue lendo “Desafio imigrante em filme: “A Fronteira””
Last week it happened again.
Another fancy customer at the dry cleaners where she works doing alterations brought in some pants to be hemmed. Continue lendo “A lesson on humility and a dream”
Sandro Comarella and I may have never talked. But suddenly a lot of goodness has come his way. News seems to travel fast and I couldn’t believe what I heard, so, here I am as the official storyteller for this great tale. Continue lendo “A baby gift from God”
For most of the people in my world, I am going against the culture, tradition and knowledge of so many generations. Continue lendo “Sharing with children the gifts of real foods”
As emoções foram intensas para o brasileiro Fabio Cristino na semana passada.
“O cara não via a filha há 15 anos”, disse Cristino, sobre a novela que ele assistira na noite anterior. Continue lendo “Fitas de vídeo levam brasileiros para perto de casa”
When I headed to Disney World with my family earlier this week, I hoped for things to go well, meaning peace among the crowds, good weather and safe flights. Other than that, I feared for the splurge of American vacations. Continue lendo “Disney teachings”
It makes for a good story when the celebrity everyone wants to hear talks of how difficult things were in the beginning. It wasn’t different with Obama. Continue lendo ““Put yourself in others’ shoes,” Obama said”
Got a clean house?
Chances are those nicely dusted surfaces have the touch of a Brazilian. Continue lendo “The gentle touch of Brazilian housecleaners”
I listened attentively as Mr. Lilo Mancia started to talk.
“It’s been one month since Immigration took my wife,” he said. “Every day is painful for the children to be without their mother. My younger son is a citizen, the other came here as a baby. We came here for a better life for our family.” Continue lendo “The children play, like yours and mine”