Category Archives: Culture

What music means to me

My escape is somewhere on the other side of music, the furthest most point from black and white, blunt and rigid binaries on that spectrum that is limited by the partiality of human existence and its imperfections. I want to … Continue reading

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Ten Minutes at Ten o’clock

Transcend                                Into me.                                                                  and from within,                                                                                                            out. My social formula is measured by your ability to: Amuse, Arouse or Inspire. This is the criteria of my anthropic desire. Wisdom and a Woman at the tram stop. 10pm, … Continue reading

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Return to the continent

Panas, Playas, Porros y Politicas en la Republica Petrolifera de Venezuela The essence of adventure is in the spirit. Crossing into the northern Brazilian state of Roraima marks the finishing point of my month long trip through Venezuela, a country … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Arabs, A History

Looking into Orientalism in The Arabs: A History   Focus Text: Rogan, E (2009) The Arabs: A history Basic Books; New York The Arab World and the Middle East are two spaces that have been capturing my attention, together with … Continue reading

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The Political in the Personal

Political in the Personal Obama’s Visit to Brazil 2011   I understand and support the importance of the personal in the political, as was the political instrument for feminist, gay and indigenous rights movements.  Yet I feel critical when considering … Continue reading

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Now marking a year abroad

reMelbourniscent Today, the national holiday in Australia, Marks a year abroad Here are my thoughts and feelings spewed into print, As last night I couldn’t sleep     Reminiscent, of a city far from me, yet very vivid to my … Continue reading

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Lembranças: Brasil de carona

Lembranças: Brasil de carona 2007-2008 Porque… Meu caminho é ida sem volta. A estrada me leva até sempre.. I am confronting some difficulties deciding my plans for a third visit back to Brazil. These dilemmas are the same visa and money … Continue reading

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