Behind the Walls: The Art of the Favelas

After Rio’s shiny, spectacular Opening Ceremony on Friday I came across this sobering picture that quickly brought me back to reality and filtered my view of the Olympic games. Brazil’s honest portrayal of the slave trade and the upbeat, energetic favela portion of the ceremony obscured some of the horrific present day realities behind the historical and … Continue reading Behind the Walls: The Art of the Favelas

Blogging Blues

So, I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog and it makes me sad.  There are too many excuses to count, but to sum it up, I’ve been trying to get fit; I’m cycling, taking kick boxing classes and working my way through P90X.  I’ve completely cut cupcakes out of my diet (a major accomplishment), cut back … Continue reading Blogging Blues