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The Land of Happiness

The priestess has prayed into a handful of cowrie shells and tossed them on a circular woven mat outlined in sacred beads and objects.  A white candle burns on the outer rim.  She stares at me. ´Do you have any … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Serpent, Samba Party, and Getting Beat in Brazilian Checkers by a 10 Year Old

These days in Brazil are like movies.  The mornings start with breakfast at the hotel, where I usually eat tapioca cake, sticky buns, granola, mango, watermelon, eggs, and confections that I can not pronounce.  We load onto the bus to … Continue reading

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The Candomble Ceremony

“This is life in Bahia, baby.  You are able to find the strength that you didn’t know you had deep down inside you.” We are on the bus bouncing through the too small streets of Salvador  that are now congested … Continue reading

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First Post from Brazil

I can barely think.  What´t is like here? That´s usually the first question I ask, so I will try to answer. It is lush and full of rolling, steep green hills.  The city of Salvador, where I am, was established … Continue reading

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And So It Was That Team Skunk Ape Found Itself Not Needing to Pee for 8 Hours

Deep in the Florida Everglades, so the story goes, a creature exists.  Covered in coarse, shaggy hair from head to toe and bipedal, this animal is so shy and rare that hardly anyone has ever to lay eye upon it. … Continue reading

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Eddie Shoots Himself in the Leg and the Skunk Ape Hunt Date is Set

“Steve, I swear it.  If you hit me with that crutch I’m gonna kick you in your good leg!” It’s 11:30 a.m. at the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters, and I’m standing in the gift shop next to the newest shipments … Continue reading

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