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The Story of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) in Rio

How the Statue of Christ Redeemer came to be The idea of building a large statue atop Corcovado was first...

Danger and Rio

Tragedy and Beauty comingled Brazil is certainly one of the most violent countries in the world. In 2012, 56,337 people...

Rio: Where Lust and Crime Collide

The term “Latin Lovers” exists for a reason. People who live in dark, cold climates are typically prone to depression...

Samba and Rio: The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

The World’s Biggest Party Imagine an entire city block devoted to a competition of the top samba clubs in Rio...

The Rio Olympics

On October 2, 2009 the International Olympic Committee awarded Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Summer Olympics.  World soccer star Pelé...

How do Gang Leaders Stay in Power?

Power is earned, not granted. In a corporation or government, leaders are elected or appointed.  Once the title is granted,...

Why My Book Matters Part II: The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

Have you ever faced a lose-lose proposition? In real life as in fiction, the hero is sometimes given an impossible...

Why My Book Matters Part I: The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series

What drove me to write The Lucas Rocha Thriller Series? It was 1987 and I was in the midst of...

SIX TIPS TO HAPPINESS

SIX TIPS TO HAPPINESS

It is the second week of January, 2015.  Are you any happier than you were last year? Here are suggestions...

FOUR TIPS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

FOUR TIPS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

It is the first week of January, 2015.  Did you make any resolutions? Here’s why I believe you should. Making...