Invited by my friend and local celebrity musician Dolus Mutombo, I will appear on Leipzig’s Radio Blau Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 7 in the evening. I’ll be on the multicultural show Zwischenraum, along with Dolus, now a regular contributor, and host Azzeddine Touggourt. We’ll be talking about this blog and what I hope to accomplish, as well as perhaps something about my native Brazil and other places I’ve been, and will play some diverse (including Brazilian) music on air.
Daily haiku: Outcome – Youth wasted in strife/ The love I’d never have known/ Had you stayed with me
I traveled to Germany as tourist for the first time in March 2009, from the United States, spontaneously and without much preparation. I did buy a guidebook, but barely read it; mostly just made a line on the map with a highlighter linking the cities I’d like to fit into a whirlwind 6 days. I…
Daily haiku: Purple – A flower or wound/ A ribbon of awareness/ A medal for death
Daily haiku: Purgatory – Stuck alone mid-hill/ These nagging thoughts grab my feet/ Light’s just out of reach
“This post is not about how Florence and Pisa are open air museums. This post is about this anonymous artist who has filled the walls of Florence and Pisa with discreet yet really cool doodles… It’s like a dialogue between the canvas and the paint, which makes the art so much more alive.”