About This Author

Colin Brayton of Brooklyn, New York, mild-mannered business reporter and all-around Curious George.

Born in Los Angeles, studied philosophy at Pomona College and rhetoric and comparative literature at Berkeley, moved to Brooklyn, worked as an editorial ronin, went through 9-11, got restless, wandered around in Brazil, came back with a wife, Neuza, and fluency in Portuguese.

Winning the lottery, I would retire to a country house (with a broadband connection, of course) on a hilltop near Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais and just read and write for 30, 40 years straight, accept my Nobel, then die.

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