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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon is a U.S. citizen, whose guardian archangel gifted him the chance to live in or near New York City several times in his life - as a young child, as a university student, and as a young lawyer. This piece is about my memories, so I’ll use the first person singular.

My first residence after marrying my Brazilian wife was Manhattan, my first daughter was born and baptized in NYC, and I still have friends and relatives there. After 34 years living outside the USA, I still feel like . . .

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