Melissa S. Creary

Monthly Archives: April 2014


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I just wrote this as a status update and I thought…I should put this somewhere.  My project is not comparative, but I just can’t ignore how Brazilians find utility in the description of the slave trade when talking about sickle…

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Rio (Originally Posted: November 18, 2013)

When my host and her family and I walked back to the car.  I told them thank you for the view.  The son, said don’t thank us, thank God.  Indeed.

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Content (Originally Posted: October 21, 2013)

i am sitting by the window working (well, blogging at the moment).  i have just watched/listened to early evening rainfall and have found the Brazilian arts station where the last show was the sound of just the brushstrokes made by…

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Captain’s Log (Originally Posted: October 8, 2013)

Captain’s Log 007 I’ve been here a full week in this new habitation of orange juice and skinny jeans. About 47 left. But who’s counting. It seems I’ve taken to recording sounds when I move in. Here are some Brasilia…

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It’s The First Of The Month (Originally Posted: October 5, 2013)

…not really. I’m reflecting every month (and in between) on the state of science. How it’s all going. My reflections. Its the 5th, a Saturday night and I’ve been here (Brasilia, my first post) for four days. I’ve been to…

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The First (Originally Posted: September 4, 2013)

I had lunch with one of my mentors and committee members, Camara Jones, last week who suggested that I write my reflections at least once a month on my project, where its going, where my head is, what I think…

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Some Here And There…Pics and Musings (Originally Posted: July 8, 2013)

More iphoneshia for you!  I’m ruminating on a few blog posts of more substance though i know my family (and friends!) love the pics.  One will be titled “always being black in brasil”.  It’s my fourth time here and I’m…

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Sao Paulo’s Street Art (Originally Posted: June 22, 2013)

Sampa has a pretty vibrant street art scene as evidenced by this link: http://www.unurth.com/filter/Sao-Paolo I’ll be adding all the ones I come across when I have my phone/camera here. None of the ones I’ve seen so far are even catalogued…

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Settling In Sao Paulo (Originally Posted: June 15, 2013)

I just arrived to Sao Paulo and it’s not like Rio, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Brasilia… Some compare it to NYC, but I haven’t picked up on that vibe just yet. I’m here to learn more about Brazilian history, take…

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Son Of A Biscuit! (Originally Posted: May 6, 2013)

Guess who’s moving to Brazil for a year? This girl.   As per usual, I’ll be chronicling my international antics here. I’ll be in São Paulo June and July for language training and research purposes. Then back to the States…

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