Gringo View: Watching History Happen in Real Time

In the more than two decades I have happily lived in Brazil, I have never seen a spectacle to compare with Wednesday’s insurrectional storming of the US Capitol Building, the first time this has happened since 1814 when invading British forces set it on fire.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) “The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”

Eckhart Tolle, the popular spiritual guru, argues that there is really nothing we can do about the past: it’s gone. And, trying to predict the future is nothing more than idle, often soul-destroying speculation. Unless we are living in the ‘Now’, we are disconnected from the real world.

While this gringo had honestly pledged not to indulge my news addiction, I must admit that I . . .

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