A Meditation on Carolina Santos-Neves

First, a word about her name. I’ve called Carolina Santos-Neves “Santos” since we’re in our early-20s. It started naturally; I call many of my close guy friends by their last name and “Santos” came first in her typically hyphenated Brazilian last name. Santos is phonetically satisfying to say. It revs up with “Sannn” and descends with equal velocity in a satisfying percussive splash “Tos”. It’s, it’s, it’s just fun; it…

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