Amazing to see Alter do Chao in the dry season and the wet season… The Amazon river basin is incredible! What will tomorrow bring? March 2013 November 2012
First arrived just three months ago, now heading back to the USA at the end of the first installment… Brazil is a beautiful country, and I have much to learn! See you soon, Brazil! Be well!
Two weary parents (shown here with kids sleeping on the floor of the airplane…) Slowly making our way Stateside.
Family holidays abroad are always a challenge. The little comforts of home (and missing those little comforts) is a ‘big deal’ on holidays. Fortunately, our Brazilian friends ‘made our holiday very special’. In fact, we had some many invitations for fun that we were forced to turn down some opportunities! The kids would have been […]
With collaborators, we’ve constructed biosand filters in Guatemala, Tanzania, and other places. Today, I learned about similar projects underway in Brazil. But with a twist. First, sand an be scarce along some reaches if the Amazon creating difficulties for implementation. Second, flooding creates conditions where filters in home can become inoperable (even partially submerged) because […]
One unique ‘challenge’ of a Fulbright grant is the balance between the desire to ‘get work done’ and the reality of coordinating the calendars of two countries. For example, today is a holiday in Brazil, Monday was a holiday in the USA, next Thursday and Friday are holidays in the USA. Which holidays do Fulbrighters […]
Amazingly, the Amazon River still has a 20cm tidal influence at the confluence of the Tapajos more than 500km from the Atlantic. Wow! More than 10km wide, the Tapajos River is as much a huge freshwater lake as a river with a gentle current during dry season. The beauty of the rivers is matched by […]