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July 2017

Women’s well-meaning meanness

in Lifestyle/Opinion/Society
Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)
Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)

In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.

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“There’s a love at every corner”

in Dating
"There's a love at every corner" - but some never quite leave you.

I now know what he meant, but it’d take me years to fully appreciate it.

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

in Literature/Travel/TV
PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.
PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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Poem: “Elusive (the horizon)”

in Poetry
Elusive is the horizon. (Public domain photo)
Elusive is the horizon. (Public domain photo)

I cannot touch it, but in the wind.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

in Philosophies/Travel

“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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Got Game: Jason, the newest Lion import

in My Leipzig/Sports
Jason South is a Canadian import for the Leipzig Lions. (Photo: André Bandermann)
Jason South is a Canadian import for the Leipzig Lions. (Photo: André Bandermann)

Jason South, a Canadian, offers us insights into how he landed in American football and in Leipzig with German and foreign players, and how to be recruited to play abroad.

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