“Nova Express” just went live on TRIP CITY; it’s a look at my first Portuguese “language level-up” and how it came to me:
You can check out the rest of my gringo-in-Brazil memoir TOUCANNUÍ here.
“Ser Estrangeiro”, the newest chapter of my gringo-in-Brazil memoir TOUCANNUÍ, is a simpler affair, a reflection about what it means to make a Big Move to another country and what it does to your idea of yourself. It lives here on Trip City now; you can also scroll down for links to the rest of the series, wink wink:
So: a new chapter of TOUCANNUÍ is up at Trip City, this time an early Saturday morning odyssey into the world of São Paulo’s neighborhood farmer’s markets, the feirinha:
In a few hours I’m going off-grid for a week for Carnavál, but my silky radio-friendly voice will remain here, hovering bodiless in your mind like some sentient amethyst crystal in the form of “Tanto Chuva [Lots of Rain]“, the new chapter of my gringo-in-Brazil memoir TOUCANNUÍ for TRIP CITY.
In today’s installment, a very wet first 24hrs in central São Paulo.
Starting today, I’m writing a series of nonfiction “gringo-in-Brazil stories” for the Brooklyn-filtered literary salon TRIP CITY called TOUCANNUÍ, based on my adventures chasing the “global digital creative dream” way down south in Brazil. The first chapter “Dead Yorkie” is live right now for your reading pleasure:
A quick bloggity-doodle here to let you know I’ve been featured by Taschen Books as one of 150 illustrators in the new ILLUSTRATION NOW! 4. The level of work inside is seriously staggering and inspiring, and somewhere in this fat delicious tome is work by lil’ ol’ me: