When I was in my twenties I spent a couple of years at the ticket office of a dance club. Young men and women ready to sweat their Saturday night off, used to line up in front of me, and purchase their entrance to the hall. Every Friday, the owner of the club used toContinue reading “What Really Drives Us”
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In 1974, the Hungarian mathematician and sculptor Ernő Rubik invented a surprising puzzle, “The Magic Cube,” that became the best-selling toy of 1982. You probably know it as the Rubik’s Cube. After more than twenty years from its inception, I met my first cube while lazily wandering in a department store. It was standing there,Continue reading “The Magic Cube Resolution”
A few years ago, I was writing on this blog. Very often, let’s say, at least once a day. At that time, blogs were a few platforms where ordinary people could publish their thoughts without incurring unnecessary costs. For the first time ever, your journal was coming out from the depth of that drawer, projectedContinue reading “The opposite of noise”
Per ragioni professionali avevo bisogno di aprire un nuovo conto corrente, quindi molto ingenuamente, ieri sono andato alla banca. Era una piccola filiale di un gruppo bancario molto grande, probabilmente il piú grande in Italia (credo). Ho parcheggiato l’auto e con molta difficoltà ho risalito la rampa che giungeva all’ingresso, facendomi strada tra i ramiContinue reading “Surrealismo bancario”
My new Garmin Fenix is seriously challenging my Apple Watch. I like it very much and it might end staying permanently on my left arm for the time being. (This post was written with Day One, and then exported to WordPress app on iPhone. I’m testing things out…)
Today I got my first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. What a day! It feels like we have been stuck in this deadlock since forever but in reality, we were able, as human specie, to pull off a vaccine against an unknown disease in a year, and then we organized the distribution. I just wishContinue reading “One down”
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cookContinue reading “The path to become a competent man”
Today we went kayaking through the Laguna di Marano. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too chilly. It was sunny but not scorching. We paddled for almost 7 kilometers and we did a little bit of bird watching. I had never been kayaking until a couple years ago when we went for aContinue reading “Kayaking”
Today I completed a bunch of small tasks I was procrastinating for a long time. It was just enough to get started with one, that all the others followed suit.