Crossing the River

A Life in Brazil

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Overwhelmed with the fast-paced, competitive lifestyle of modern America, Amy Ragsdale moved with her husband, writer Peter Stark, and their two teenage children to a small town in northeastern...

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Amy Ragsdale is a writer and choreographer who was raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Asia, and North Africa. She earned a BA in art history from Harvard College and an MALS from Wesleyan. Her articles on...

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"Dancer and choreographer Amy Ragsdale set off with her family for a year's adventure in rural Brazil as an antidote to her overachieving super-mom life. Balance and joy were at the heart of her...

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