After 3 years on the ground, I took my first work trip after the pandemic. To be correct, the pandemic is not over yet, but everybody pretends it is, so better mask up and test often. In preparation for a few days of meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, I decided to get there early andContinue reading “On The Road Again”
The photographer Reuben Wu photographed the Salt Flats of Bolivia, light-painting with drones. Check out the amazing pictures on Wired.com.
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A few months ago I started writing on this blog with a weekly cadence. I was publishing an essay every Wednesday morning. I established a routine for it. I had my draft ready by Monday, review it for a couple of days, and then I’d hit publish on Wednesday. It was working pretty well, andContinue reading “Hitting a roadblock, and getting past it”
As I’m packing my gear and getting ready to spend eight days skiing in the Alps, I want to reflect on the series of events that took me, born and raised at sea level, to get on the slopes and enjoy this great outdoor activity with my family. “Come on, go faster! You need speedContinue reading “Avalanche Week: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skiing at Forty Years of Age”
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”