I come from a country, which was not considered as civilized until quite recently by most of the so-called Western World, who looked down upon my country with mere curiosity and maybe some interest. Not surprisingly, very close to my home there are still tribes in existence that collect andRead More →

The greatest theft in the history of humankind is probably the one of fire. Before our modern beliefs, before Christianity and Islam, before science and evolution, we believed in a different mythology . In the Greek mythology, humankind was among the weakest creatures on earth. The world was ruled byRead More →

My back hurts and I really cannot turn to see what time it is. I wake up, in the middle of the night, and try to reach the toilet like a zombie looking for fresh meat. When I look my face reflected on the mirror, I understand immediately that IRead More →

William Shakespeare. Famous poet, a genius of the Elizabethan theater, a pillar of the human cultural history, a hopeless and romantic dreamer. Usually dreams are just a sweet and nebulous parenthesis that inhabits the night, something to think about with a smile as soon as we awake in the morningRead More →

The peculiar science of happiness reveals that we often misjudge what makes us happy. The secret ingredient of happiness is something far less materialistic or contingent than money or beauty. Read More →

He used to move elegantly under the midday sunshine, crossing the roads and the small vias of the old town of Gallipoli like an old shadow with a white panama on top. I still remember him stopping, from time to time, in front of a church or another baroque building,Read More →

¡uoᴉʇnlos ǝlqᴉssod ɐ oʇ ʞuᴉɥʇ oʇ ɹǝpɹo uᴉ uoᴉʇɐɹᴉdsuᴉ ǝɯos puᴉɟ uɐɔ noʎ ǝɹǝH ¿ƃuᴉʞuᴉɥʇ lɐɔᴉƃol ǝʇnlosqɐ ɟo suᴉɐɥɔ ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ ǝǝɹɟ ɯǝɥʇ ʇǝs puɐ ʇsǝq ɹᴉǝɥʇ ʇɐ ssǝɹdxǝ spuᴉɯ ǝʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ǝʞɐɯ ǝʍ uɐɔ ʍoH ¿ʎʇᴉʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ʇdǝɔɔɐ oʇ pǝuᴉlɔuᴉ slooɥɔs ɹno ǝɹ∀Read More →

It is 6 pm and I am still struck in the traffic at the crossroads between Via Laurentina and Via della Magliana. I have to go towards the centre, and it will probably take me some hours before that I can sit in front of my pizza and relax. TrafficRead More →

It happens sometimes that one feels like he has to do something, and then he just stands staring in the middle of nothing, with a cocktail in his hand and in the sad background of a latin-american song that tells “Baila conmigo mujer / Que la noche solamente comienza”.  Well,Read More →