The most competent politician in the British Isles – her moment of truth looms large – go Nicola, go get ’em!

If Nicola Sturgeon gets the majority, her manifesto is to go for independence, and just look at the latest stats in Scotland: Over 60, they wanna stay, but those between 18 and 30, there’s a huuuuuge majority that cannot wait to leave. Go Nikki! We’ll take ya back. Europe loves Scotland! Quite the major eventContinue reading “The most competent politician in the British Isles – her moment of truth looms large – go Nicola, go get ’em!”

“We keep beating the French, what can I say”

So said Fabrizio Garbarino during our interview this morning. Sig. Garbarino is President of the Roccaverano DOP Coop.; one of 12 interviews for my next book called, “Piemonte; the stories that need to be told”. I mean, it’s one thing to overtake the French in both quality and quantity of wine, which Italy did aContinue reading ““We keep beating the French, what can I say””

What would I say at 57 to me at 44?

Doubt I’d say much to discourage the courage it took to carry on when I was 44 living in Malta. During the low point of our long, nomadic adventure. But that was then and now I was nervous. I was getting ready for my close-up, trying to focus on the questions I’d just received. AnContinue reading “What would I say at 57 to me at 44?”

Are the “Troubles” returning? Let’s ask the Irish – The Carrie and Anthony McIntyre Interview – Part II

It’s time to provide our listeners with another chat with Carrie and Anthony McIntyre. It’s time to discuss the topical situation that is Northern Ireland. We predicted this would happen on our show not that many weeks ago. So sit back, have a listen, and enjoy Anthony’s lovely accent. Enjoy their contrasting views on theContinue reading “Are the “Troubles” returning? Let’s ask the Irish – The Carrie and Anthony McIntyre Interview – Part II”

No one knows how screwed up the Italians are more than the Italians – so we don’t need the English or the FT – grazie mille.

Gore Vidal once said if he wanted to know the truth he read the Italian newspapers. He spent decades living in Italy and he also lived in the middle of history. He knew everyone who was anyone. He was also a truth-teller, America’s biographer and prescient for 6 decades. Vidal exposed the national security stateContinue reading “No one knows how screwed up the Italians are more than the Italians – so we don’t need the English or the FT – grazie mille.”

The EU Vaccine program inspires the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. Just look at the numbers; it’s a success story.

The fable comes to mind when reading this link. Thierry Breton, otherwise known as Mr. Vax at the commission is an industrialist, and his team have turned the EU into a vaccine powerhouse that is ramping up nicely, so says one commenter. Read all about it.

The Adventures of Gigi and Gaston and what fresh hell was that!

Once upon a time, after a nomadic lifestyle, I found a place to settle down. It was a magical place called Piemonte. Colette and Godot had enjoyed our paripatetic adventure for 16 years and I just had to bring another generation of papillons to come play and complete our new arcadia. As an American IContinue reading “The Adventures of Gigi and Gaston and what fresh hell was that!”

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