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    Enjoyed the pictures, specially these palm leaves...

    Enjoyed the pictures, specially these palm leaves framing the picture!
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    Interesting development with Arthur "talking" to...

    Interesting development with Arthur "talking" to Hemingway. I learned also that the Paulistan "chapado" or "pão com manteiga na chapa", a favorite and cheap breakfast item, is called "tostada" in...
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    Hi, cacian. Nice to see you rebooting again. ...

    Hi, cacian. Nice to see you rebooting again.

    1. Say the Next Word: nothing

    2. Two Word Game: live adventure

    3. Word Association Game: glitter

    4. Song Title Game: Love is all!-Malcolm...
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    I think a proof that some sort of time exists is...

    I think a proof that some sort of time exists is that some kind of animals seem to have a similar sort of perception of time as humans. For example, if they are fed at regular times, they will mark...
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    Happy Birthday. Manichaean!

    Health, love and exciting excursions into the realms of geography and literature!:cheers2:
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    Yea, I think that was McCarthy's aim: make these...

    Yea, I think that was McCarthy's aim: make these scenes unforgettable. A book that doesn´t leave impressions isn´t good at all.

    Yes, Paulista is the avenue where so many things happen. It is...
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    You must love this way of Cayman into the wide...

    You must love this way of Cayman into the wide world!
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    Well that twist introducing Hemingway was quite...

    Well that twist introducing Hemingway was quite unexpected!
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    I think, the way people use their languages...

    I think, the way people use their languages today, and not only English, is greatly influenced by the internet and the social nets. That probably accounts for the overused words and expressions.
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    I don´t live far of the area in São Paulo you describe. Yea that was quite it, long before pandemics. One went to a luncheonette for a coffee and soon talking animatedly to a prefect stranger...
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    1. Say the Next Word: TISTIP 2. Two Word Game:...

    1. Say the Next Word: TISTIP

    2. Two Word Game: show case

    3. Word Association Game: light

    4. Song Title Game: Love Reign On Me... -The Who

    5. Aye or Nay:AYE! Snow?
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    Auspicious beginning, Manichaean! "To absorb a...

    Auspicious beginning, Manichaean!
    "To absorb a city that was falling into a kind of perverse timeworn splendour and disrepair; bereft of shop signs or neon lights; akin a time machine back in the...
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    You are quite right, Sancho, specially in regards...

    You are quite right, Sancho, specially in regards to Latin America. I think, US was more lucky in that aspect, because the Pilgrims that arrived there, were badly in need of a new home. For the...
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    While your humans are static, this leaf seems so...

    While your humans are static, this leaf seems so alive!
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    A beautiful color combination, Tony! And every...

    A beautiful color combination, Tony! And every man is an island!
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    We had a similar case here. Until 1825 when the...

    We had a similar case here. Until 1825 when the territory got its independence, Uruguay was called Provincia Cisplatina and part of Brazil. Seemed a good solution after all as their identity was...
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    Yes, an impressive beginning! I read Spanish...

    Yes, an impressive beginning!

    I read Spanish quite well, though when speaking I'm reduced to a rather awful variant of Portuñol (Many Brazilians believe that they speak Spanish from the cradle,...
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    Grand beginnings! Let me add some more: ...

    Grand beginnings! Let me add some more:

    Metamorphosis, Kafka


    Amerika, Kafka



    Grande Sertão: Veredas, Guimarães Rosa
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    Sure! Let me add: Metamorphosis, Kafka ...

    Sure! Let me add:

    Metamorphosis, Kafka


    Amerika, Kafka



    Grande Sertão: Veredas, Guimarães Rosa
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    The citation above is one of my favorite book...

    The citation above is one of my favorite book openings!
    The Crossing - just before WWII
    All The Pretty Horses - the 1940’s just after the WWII
    Cities Of The Plain - the early 50’s

    Looking at...
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    I agree with you. I don't remember any more who...

    I agree with you. I don't remember any more who Mathilde was.
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    Don´t mind me please, Sancho. I´m enjoying the discussion. And I bet the silent readers (there is still a considerable amount left, if they aren´t all robots) probably too.
    I´ll risk to say that the...
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    Well, I prefer Cervante's sense of humor, dear...

    Well, I prefer Cervante's sense of humor, dear Sancho.
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    No, there doesn´t seem to be any fun in Mc Carthy! Hes stories are cruel but, so it seems, deeply representative of the world of today.
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