You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence not with a parade of guns, tanks, and missiles, filing by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with hometown parades, family picnics, and park-side fireworks. Have fun America celebrating your freedom.
I'm taking a break from the snow and cold, and taking in the sun and sights here in Balneario Camboriu, Brazil. I'm also soaking up lots of ideas for some new stories.
I may have to repost my story titled "The Pension." I originally wrote it in Portuguese and translated it to English. I should have changed the titled to "The Hostel" or "The Boardinghouse." The current title sounds like it refers to a retirement income. Maybe that's why so few have read it. If you do get a chance to read it, let me know. Thanks or obrigado!
Happy New Year! 2018 is coming! Before 2017 ends, let me thank all the good people at SOL who made 2017 a real joy for me. Also, I want to thank all my readers and reviewers who motivated me with their comments to keep on writing. I wish you all a great year ahead. Let's all celebrate with a smile. Cheers, Prosit, Saúde!
I want to wish everyone here at SOL a Frohes Weihnachten, Feliz Natal, Merry Christmas, and to thank my readers for their comments and support. I will soon be posting a new story in the new year. Keep tuned.
Abraços and congratulations to all Brazilian readers for today's important holiday, commemorating Nossa Senhora Aparecida, the Appearance of Our Lady, the patron saint of your country. Also, today Brazil celebrates Dia da Criança, or Children's Day. It's like a second Christmas for lots of kids there.
It's springtime in the southern tip, while the rainy season is returning to the rest of the country. I miss the smells and sounds and most of all the people. Saudades…