RIO DE JANEIRO - Seasons change, even in Rio. The winter weather has cooled to a brisk mid-70's F (low-20's C), and the long-sleeve shirts have reappeared along with a pants, boots, some jackets, and I even saw a scarf the other night. Growing up in Vermont, this is like our summers.
A lot of Rio residents welcome the change, relieved for a reprieve from the repressive heat. I don't understand this. Even in New York, where I've spent most of my adult life (and considered sub-tropic by most Vermonters), I've . . .