Melissa S. Creary

Monthly Archives: April 2014


Escola (Originally Posted: August 13, 2012)

Here are some pics from the school…        

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Un-Educated (Originally Posted: August 8, 2012)

The story of race and Brazil is a long and complex one.  Not unlike the story found in the US.  What makes it especially complex is that Brazilians find their stance on race to be superior to that in the…

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Dor (Originally Posted: July 28, 2012)

living with sickle cell disease, i think in prevention mode everyday. how can i prevent the most pain today? i have a baseline. what i can deal with and what i don’t even notice. this is my everyday. but above…

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It’s A Small World After All… (Originally Posted: July 24, 2012)

I am living in a friend of a friend’s house here all because I sent an email inquiring about a meeting.  Who knew the person who works on all the things I’m interested in would offer me a place to…

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Lost And Found (Originally Posted: July 17, 2012)

I got lost again today.  It’s to be expected.  I’ve only been here a few days after all.  When I was in Belgium, Jennifer and I got lost so much.  All the time.  And I got frustrated.  Sometimes because when…

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Briefly Being Bahian (Originally Posted: July 15, 2012)

I am in Salvador, Bahia for six weeks to participate in more intensive language training and conduct some preliminary research.  In the 36 hours I’ve been here, I’ve navigated the route between school and home, had my first guarana, ingested…

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Sunsets (Originally Posted: July 31, 2011)

My friend the world traveler Ashlie told me in Greece, “You seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all” as she fell asleep on the loveliest of ones in Santorini.  I dunno… I think I disagree Ash.

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Hi. Hello. How are you. (Originally Posted: July 31, 2011)

My name is Melissa, and yes I can afford to eat at the same restaurant as you. Boa Noite.

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Capoeira Em Salvador (Originally Posted: July 29, 2011)

Tonight I met up with a virtual friend who I had been introduced to a few months ago (via facebook/email) by another friend who insisted we meet due to our similar interests in health in Brazil.  Ugo will be in…

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New Spot in Salvador (Originally Posted: July 28, 2011)

  I am renting a spacious condo in Barra, Salvador-a few minutes from the beach.  There are lots of food options and it seems safe enough.  I visit the historic center ths weekend and hopefully get in good beach time. …

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