A little film about America’s pathologies, an Odyssey and demystifying consciousness

20 years ago I started writing about America’s pathologies, which include victimology, litigiousness and evangelicalism. And what about the latter, are they just fundamentalist, or simply insane. They let us know of their anger, their resentment, thanks to Trump inciting them, as it culminated in that insurrection at the Capitol. 20 years ago, those pathologiesContinue reading “A little film about America’s pathologies, an Odyssey and demystifying consciousness”

A poem, full of snow and silence, from Piemonte

It just keeps snowing here in Piemonte. It would appear Covid has been good for the climate. The roads are used less, there are fewer cars on the roads yet plenty of tractors to be seen. Everyone, except for us, seems to have a tractor because we are surrounded by farmers; tending to their vinesContinue reading “A poem, full of snow and silence, from Piemonte”

The Materialists, The Cultural Creatives, The Social and Ecological Progressives and The Traditionalists

I wonder where you’re heading…personally, I’ve been riding the culturally creative vibe for the past couple of years. I’ve heard most people fall into the following 4 movements, although of course; there’s overlap. I’m not sure which one is growing faster than the rest, depending on one’s cultural reality…which city, which country in which youContinue reading “The Materialists, The Cultural Creatives, The Social and Ecological Progressives and The Traditionalists”

When Mark Twain visited Staglieno cemetery he said…

“We will remember this after we’ve forgotten all the palaces” such is the dramatic and moving experience of Staglieno cemetery in Genoa; La Supurba”. Through storytelling, geography and fun facts we explore Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio, Val d’Aosta and Piemonte – the secret that needs to be told. If you miss travel you just might loveContinue reading “When Mark Twain visited Staglieno cemetery he said…”

No. 46: “A dream within a dream” Edgar Allan’s Poe’s poem in Italian gothic.

The fog rolls in each morning and every evening here in Piemonte, Italy. The atmosphere is gothic and the fire’s cracklin in the background. Time for some Edgar Allan Poe…

Daily Bailey Alexander No 4 All Saint’s Day

Excerpt from the video: It’s November 1st, All Saint’s Day and soon to be All soul’s Day; let’s take a tour of the cemeteries of Europe and spend some time at Steglieno, in Genoa, the largest open air museum and monumental cemetery in Europe, perhaps the most gorgeous of them all. Achingly beautiful, haunting, magicalContinue reading “Daily Bailey Alexander No 4 All Saint’s Day”

Tales of The Vagabond Lady; Over the top and they’re all true.

For the price of a cup of coffee I offer flamboyant tales for your pleasure, packed with travel and parties left out my book. Finer details and frivolous bits that didn’t fit. They lend better to the short form because they are intense and panoramic. Sometimes you just crave a story. You will travel throughContinue reading “Tales of The Vagabond Lady; Over the top and they’re all true.”

Step inside the factory, enjoy the fantasy of a favorite dish; the reality of how family and food stay strong in Italy.

Interview No. 7: yet another amazing interview, a wondrous tale, a fantastic story about an old woman with an apron. How she built an incredible business, beloved and well known across borders. It’s called Madonna Delle Neve, in Cessole, in the region of Piemonte. My next book will include a 12 interviews with 12 Piemontese.Continue reading “Step inside the factory, enjoy the fantasy of a favorite dish; the reality of how family and food stay strong in Italy.”

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