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Eugene Henninger-Voss

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Carnaval!

March 5, 2017

February was crazy! It started of finished “Training Seminar 2”, the second of three program retreats.  This time I was hanging out with all of my friends in the state of São Paolo.  On the second weekend of February I went to Blumenau, the city with the largest Oktoberfest in the world after Munich.   The...

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Between a Pillow and a Soft Place

January 18, 2017

For those of you who had US public school health class, you know you were never told, in no uncertain terms, that IF you have sex you WILL get pregnant and die.   Instead you were presented with a series of facts, figures, and photos.  Maybe you had to read some testimonials of unlucky teenagers.  Watched...

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Between a Pillow and a Soft Place

January 12, 2017

For those of you who had US public school health class, you know you were never told, in no uncertain terms, that IF you have sex you WILL get pregnant and die.   Instead you were presented with a series of facts, figures, and photos.  Maybe you had to read some testimonials of unlucky teenagers.  Watched...

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Conto (de) Meu Voto

November 7, 2016

The worst thing that has happened to me since I arrived in Brazil happened in the US. Somehow, the York County office never received my absentee ballot request, and I will not be able to vote.  I did what I was supposed to do, but I still can’t vote. Which means whatever happens, I’m not...

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Judgement Day

October 22, 2016

A couple weeks ago a student at the acting class I help out with asked me what the differences were between Brazilians and Americans, and I told her that I didn’t know enough Brazilians to know.  Then last week one of my co-workers, André, asked me a very similar question – what are the differences...

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Piano Man

September 28, 2016

On the Global Citizen Year packing list under “Other recommended items” is “Small musical instrument (if you play one, can carry it, and can tolerate possible damage — music is a great way to connect cross-culturally!)”.  I realized that a grand piano was out of the question.  What about the Henninger-Voss family upright? 0/3 was...

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Since Kent Walked In

August 27, 2016

Today Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Google, gave a talk to us Global Citizen Year Fellows about “Social Good and Justice”.   He was by far the most controversial speaker we have had to date.  His talk was all about how much good capitalism has done for the world in a stated...

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Separation

August 22, 2016

I’ve already left home.  I came out to visit my family out in Vacaville, California on August 9 and I won’t return home until April 17th.  My past fades away and my future hurtles closer and closer to me in this sunny time. This week has been a strange limbo between leaving and arriving.  I...

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