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October 15, 1999 I find the perfect piece of luggage for the jungles of Brazil.
October 22, 1999 I arrive in Brazil but my nice suitcase does not --- Horseback riding across the Brazilian outback.
October 23, 1999 "If there is no solution, then you don't have a problem" --- Hairstyling for the doctor's horses.
October 24, 1999 The Calvagada --- The best boots for Brazil --- A small rodent is cremated, but where is its soul?
October 25, 1999 I have no clean clothes ---Trapped in an all-night party with a room full of cigar smoking Brazilians.
October 26, 1999 Today we operate --- Removing a big chunk of heart ---Tips for cardiac surgical photographers.
October 27, 1999 Giving the book to Batista --- Travel to India? --- Driving with one knee --- Emergency surgery.
October 28, 1999 A day in transit from Curitiba to Foz de Iguacu.
October 29, 1999 In which
I try to find a place to sleep --- Hotel or Hostel? --- Where have all
the heavy weights
gone? --- Does anyone have a towel? --- A kind and gentle post office.
October 30, 1999 Can anyone be objective? --- Is heart surgery simple or natural? --- How do you want to die?
October 31, 1999 Day spent re-organizing and updating this web page.
November 1, 1999 Making friends at Cafe Pizza Internet --- Butterflies, Lizards and Waterfalls --- Please don't hurt me.
November 2, 1999 I found him! --- Annahas and Mazen --- Investing in Brazil --- I'm off to Paraguay!
November 3, 1999 Human ant farm --- His roots go back to Mesopotamia --- "I am very excited!"
November 4, 1999 Today my web page went down --- no other items of interest --- explanation of crisis to follow
November 5, 1999 Get off my triangle! --- Taking pictures has never been so much fun --- Give me back my film!
November 6, 1999 Solving technical problems with web page.
November 7, 1999 Astral Soul Travel --- Don't Sniff Glue! --- Demon Seed in the Pee-Pee
November 8, 1999 Fresh Cakes and Spoiled Dogs --- A Brazilian who Hates Rice and Beans? --- Making Babies and Going to Sleep
November 9, 1999 Saying Goodbye to my Friends at Cafe Pizza Net --- You Should Make Soap Operas!
November 10, 1999 Entire day spent travelling from Foz do Iguaçu to São Paulo, Brazil.
Nov. 11 - 13, 1999 Settling into São Paulo, Brazil, writing the Brazilian Diary and searching for a place to upload it to the web.
November 14, 1999 "Brazil is the Country of the Future, and It Always Will Be."
November 15, 1999 Spinning wheels, Loincloths and Televisions --- "You'll Never Know What You Can Do Without Until You Try."
Nov. 16 - 17, 1999 Exploring the city of São Paulo and trying to figure out where to go next. Please see next entry.
November 18, 1999 Brazilians drive horribly --- Shopping Cart Terrorism --- Which way does water flow down the drain?
November 24, 1999 Wrap your fingers around a jugular vein --- The Black Book --- India, Berlin and now Pakistan
November 25, 1999 Reshaping the Heart --- She Was Supposed to Die During Heart Surgery --- David and Goliath
November 26, 1999 Eisenmenger --- "Double-Blind? Let's Get Practical!" --- On Basketball and Heart Surgery
Dear Friends: I will be travelling to Belo Horizone and Bahia during the next week or two. I do not know if I will be able to add to the web site during this trip, so I have written a few essays in advance for you to read. Please feel free to send e-mail to me in reference to these entries. Though I may not be able to add to the diary, I will attempt to read and respond to e-mail. I'm including entry dates so that you may refer to the entries in correspondence, though I wrote them all between November 27 and November 30, 1999.
Thank you for your interest in the Brazilian Diary.
November 30, 1999 On a Highway in Brazil.
December 1, 1999 I will miss the Buzz --- A Girlfriend --- Things that are Easy to live with.
December 2, 1999 Searching for Eternity --- Paying the Duck --- "Please Don't Feed the Brazilians."
December 3, 1999 On Stethescopes and Garden Hoses --- Matches and Red Meat --- Photos by Candlelight.
I have arrived in Bahia and found a computer from which to continue my entries.
December 6, 1999 Waiting for Batista --- Sweating at the Symposium --- My Dad Had Pump Head.
December 7, 1999 Mount Everest? --- Potato Chips and Jelly --- On Fixing Cars & Hearts.
December 8, 1999 Happy Trails and Hotel Nightmares --- "There's a Slovenian in My Room, Quick, Take a Picture!"
December 9, 1999 Breakfast in Bed? --- A Big Mess.
December 10, 1999 On Riots, Legos, and Genetically Engineered Corn.
December 20, 1999 In which I learn that the entire miserable experience in Belo Horizonte was really a test.
December 21, 1999 The patient cannot breathe --- "Where is the Egg ?" --- We must work with Japanese investors
December 22, 1999 Searching the Backlands of Brazil for "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place."
December 23, 1999 The Midnight Drive --- Smashing into Turtles --- Burning Mango Trees to Make Bricks.
December 24, 1999 Akio Morita on the Art of Saying 'Yes' and 'No' and Taking Things Under Consideration.
December 25, 1999 On My Disappearing Gillette --- Of Corks and Razor Blades --- Amazonian Indians Shave My Face Every Morning.
December 26, 1999 Motel Life in Middle America --- Snot-Nosed Art Directors at LIFE Magazine --- "Here's Our Window - Let's Go."
December 26, 1999 Sitting by His Side for Five Hours --- He Messed With a Good Thing.
December 27, 1999 A Feudal Baron Who Keeps His Own Counsel --- Randas, Hitler and Stalin --- Pussyfooting Around Brazil.
December 28, 1999 "That's Your Limit?!!" --- "You're as Bad as that Pathetic Nurse!" --- Everything is a Piece of Cake.
December 29, 1999 The Master can ask you to do Anything --- A Wonderful Oppportunity to Learn --- Pragmatic, Machiavellian & Deeply Insightful.
December 30, 1999 A Man of Advice --- Forgive him his Exaggerations --- I Trust Randas, a Great Friend and a Great Influence.
December 31, 1999 Waiting for Noah's Arc --- Standing in the Rain-Soaked Sand with a Firecracker and Soggy Matches --- Speakers in Garbage Bags.
1 January 2000 Swimming Between Raindrops on New Year's Day --- A Whirling Dervish Hits the Golf Course --- Randas Drives into a Coconut.
2 January 2000 Randas Shares a Gem --- A Lesson of Sacrifice and Compassion.
5 January 2000 "Who Do They Think I am, Jesus?" --- "I Save Them, And They Kill Them" --- I Never Knew There Were Shades of Death
6 January 2000 Leaving Curitiba: Completion, Accomplishment & Sadness.
7 January 2000 Machu Picho or Terra del Fuego? --- None of Them! --- I just want my Camera, Pen, Paper and Portuguese.
8 January 2000 Trying to Find Marcos --- Polishing my Shoes with Paper Towels --- I Had One Minute.
9 January 2000 Men With Hammers --- "The Hotel for Sex" --- Making my Bed at Midnight
10 January 2000 Men With Concrete Slabs --- Fighting with a Hapless Little Man --- We Shook Hands and I left São Paulo.
11 January 2000 Jeff, Marcos, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz --- Christ the Redeemer --- "Olha que coisa mais linda..."
12 January 2000 On a Midnight Bus Ride from Rio to São Paulo --- "O Corpo Dourado" --- Edson, James, and Rachel.
13 January 2000 An Excellent Afternoon at ZIP.NET --- Etiene, Elizabeth and Ana Paula --- Facing Explosive Growth
18 January 2000 We Are All Just Renting Space --- On Razor Blades and Dog Food --- "All of This I Did For Thee."
19 January 2000 Tangy, Chewy and Sensuous --- Making Pão de Queijo and Performing an Emergency Tracheostomy.
20 January 2000 Today the World Became Different.
26 January 2000 Where is Danielle? --- I Think You Will Find Jesus --- Deep, Dark, Brown Eyes with a Touch of Green.
28 January 2000 Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Alcachofra --- Men Talking Enthusiastically About Shaving.
29 January 2000 A Long Drive for a Great Meal --- His Joy Stretched Back to his Childhood --- Digesting in a Graveyard.
31 January 2000 Problems of Epic Proportions --- A Big Choice --- Sabina Left for Rio this Morning.
1 February 2000 A Guide for Teenagers, Twentysomethings and Tourists --- I Miss Sabina.
2 February 2000 The Prodigal Son --- Two Guys were in a Café --- "What is Your Problem?"
10 February 2000 Death by Refrigerator.
14 February 2000 In a Nutshell.
15 February 2000 Who Burned My Clothes? --- The Fonz, Green Pantyhose & Gunpowder.
16 February 2000 Be Educated!
17 February 2000 Today.
18 February 2000 Come Watch T.V. with me --- The Mating Ritual of the Costa Rican Rainbow Slug --- Baby Races.
21 February 2000 Where I am now.
27 February 2000 "Let's pretend," said Alice to the White Queen.
28 February 2000 A Farewell to Readers of the Brazil Diary...
22 June 2001   Postscript to the Brazil Diary Some entries that I wrote after my return to the United States.