Author Archives: agogo22

About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: a master of remarkable opening sentences.

Originally posted on Carol Freire:
“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel…

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April 17: 100 Seconds of Solitude

Originally posted on Libby Weber:
How fortunate are we to live in times When libraries exist most everywhere, Which burst with novels, research, art, and rhymes, And we can call upon them through the air. And still, the tactile pleasures…

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A Bilingual Child: Speaking in Chunks

Originally posted on The Head of the Heard:
I could murder a Ruby Murray (Simmo1024) I have been a teacher of English as a foreign language for quite some time now, which means that it is very rare that I…

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When nature designs and builds tunnels

Japan (photo from igmur.com) Written by Valentina Romano Sunsets, sunrises, and incredible landscapes are all things that Mother Nature constantly awards us with. Wonderful natural shows are every person’s soft spot: who wouldn’t want to admire a warm sunset sitting…

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Female insect uses spiky penis to extract nourishment from male in marathon-long mating sessions

Originally posted on It's Interesting:
In desolate caves throughout Brazil live insects that copulate for days, the female’s penetrating erectile organ sticking fast in a reluctant male’s genital chamber until he offers a gift of nutritious semen. Neotrogla seems…

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Meet international freelancers who aren’t afraid to work in Brazil

Originally posted on Ben Tavener – Reports from Brazil:
After much media coverage both in Brazil and abroad about Danish journalist Mikkel Keldorf Jenson’s decision to leave Brazil, meet this motley crew of international freelancers who aren’t afraid to work here and will keep telling its…

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Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Originally posted on Picture of The Day:
In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February…

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1001 reasons on why to come to Rio?

Originally posted on Lourdvijaysdancestudio's Blog:
1001 reasons on why to come to Rio? Of Samba & Sun baked perfect bodies… My body was undergoing a series of mixed feelings and emotions on the flight to Rio, there was great…

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Art in the Park – 3

Originally posted on Gallery in the Park:
Are you becoming an expert on all the marvellous artworks that surround the Whitworth already or that have made a temporary appearance in the Gallery grounds or Whitworth Park? Or were you baffled…

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SPRING!

Originally posted on Tania Palermo [Studio on Main]:
Bright, cheery yellow tulips today!

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