Gringo view: What’s a restaurant, Daddy?

During this year, readers know that this Gringo, like many others, has had an increasingly dark and depressive view of the world that our children and grandchildren will inherit.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) "What's a restaurant, Daddy?" How can we ignore that question from three-year-old Maria who spent the last 16 months in pandemic isolation in the heart of restaurant-filled São Paulo?

Better than a lot of commentary about the ways the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives, her question clearly reflects the new reality here and throughout the world - and it is not a pretty picture. Everything has become virtual, nothing that you can touch.

It’s bad news when you realize that for more than a year, you haven’t . . .

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