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san francisco 1-day

San Francisco one day

what follows is an email i tried to send earlier this afternoon. i couldn’t get around gmail’s spam detector (mass ‘bcc’) so here it is, with pictures added. OK, some of you may know it, some may not (where HAVE you been?), but I will be in San Francisco this weekend for the famous PCTR […] Read more


steve vai timeline

steve vai meet and greet pass

april 1995: i was introduced to steve vai‘s music when i first heard “blue powder” from the passion and warfare cd at a college bbq/party (back at my hometown of belo horizonte in mg, brazil). june 27, 2001: i went to my first steve vai concert (at “the grove of anaheim“, which was then called […] Read more


preparing for the tahoe rim trail 50m

again i made a list of articles to pack (see “an exercise on packing“). this list brings some peace of mind at the same time that it causes a certain deal of stress. i packed a big duffel, as i’m flying to st. louis 10 days before the race, to meet with my husband who’s […] Read more


back from the dead

after an almost two-month break due to a health issue that deviated my focus from blogging, i am back… not that nothing worth blogging happened in the interim; life goes on, right? at least if i run out of blogging material in the present, i can resort to a few interesting events from these past […] Read more


in june 2000 work brought me to this country. yesterday, after a long — and expensive — process, i took the oath of allegiance and became a us citizen.i was only 16 years old when i decided not to move to the us with my family, but to stay in brazil instead. it was the […] Read more


avalon 50 preparation: an exercise on packing

yesterday i packed for avalon. my “generic” race list is organized into six sub-lists: personal (travel items, such as wallet, paperwork, toiletries, clothes…), pre-race (stuff i need in the morning, before the race), race (all items that will be on me during the race; running gear), fanny-pack (all items that will be carried in my […] Read more


saturday morning at red rock canyon

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