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Summer Recap

I had intended to write a loose ends type of post at the end of the school year to make up for the lack of writing during May. But you … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sacred Soap

When we went looking for the dermatologist’s office so Kat would know where to go the next morning for her appointment, we decided to check out what types of stores … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Very Own Berimbau

Mestre Chocolate made a berimbau for me. The gift is at once an honor and a challenge — an honor in that the berimbau is the beating heart of any Capoeira practice, and a challenge because he is … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Morning Butterfly

It has been a long week. I’m still not caught up on the sleep I lost during the 8th Grade Trip. But all that sluggishness dissolved this morning when I found … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Capoeira Roda de Rua

On May 1st (labor day in Venezuela) my Capoeira group organized a Roda de Rua — basically a street demonstration of all the fighting, dancing and music that comes with … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

8th Grade Trip to DC/NYC

For the third year in a row I took the 8th grade students to Washington DC and New York City for our Middle School’s Week Without Walls program. Each year … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sweat Brings a Community Together

My friend Fernando and I recently organized a sweat lodge (temazcal, in Spanish) for staff members at ECA. We arranged the whole thing with a local Shaman named Cesar on … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Graham Flying in PE

We have mentioned before that Mr. Mike is a hero for the little kids at ECA. Below is video of one of the reasons why. He strapped a Go Pro camera … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Capoeira Demo at International Fair

Since Tuesday was Brasil’s day to share food and culture at the ECA International Fair, our Capoeira group was asked to give a demonstration. Here are a few pictures and videos … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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