Recently, I had the chance to talk with some friends about the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations. Specifically, we focused on the society portrayed by these goals. The scope they cover is really huge. Despite the meaning of the acronym, the goals do not deal with environmental protection only. In … Continue reading The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Socialism 2.0
There are no races, but our brains are still “racist”!
As is known, Albert Einstein left Germany and emigrated to the USA in 1933. I read somewhere that, right after arriving in America, he had to fill in a questionnaire like any other immigrant. One of the questions read “What is your race?” It is said that he answered “human.” Even though he was not … Continue reading There are no races, but our brains are still “racist”!
Preamble I took the opportunity of this post to play around with AI-driven automatic translation tools. Therefore, two different English versions of this blog are available. In summary, I followed this process: First, I wrote the post in EnglishThen I rewrote it in ItalianI automatically translated the Italian text into EnglishBefore publication, I reviewed both … Continue reading Workless Society
Never waste a good crisis.Winston Churchill Six months after the first official covid 19 case in Italy, this is how Venice looked like: Venice, October 2020, a few weeks before the Covid-19 second wave explosion It is weird and unsettling to see the famous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) almost deserted, a place that … Continue reading Covid-19 Lessons
Engineering Our Life
We should be aware of the brevity of our existence since the minute we are born in order to engineer our life accordingly. Credits Featured image source: https://unsplash.com/photos/YNM4KStg78I
Recently, I was contacted by Mr. Joseph Corona who asked me more information about how I managed to get a medal of honor for my grandfather (more details here and here). I answered him back, but my message was rejected by his email server: Address not found Your message wasn't delivered to ...@optonline.net because the … Continue reading Service Communication
Living the Cozy, Comfortable Decline of Europe
How distant it seems the time when the Italian Renaissance maestros set the standards by which any artist would have been measured since then. When the French revolutionaries established the principles on which modern republics and liberal democracies are rooted. When the British built enduring physical and cultural infrastructures all over the lands of their … Continue reading Living the Cozy, Comfortable Decline of Europe
The Coolest Ever
When I was a teenager and a young adult, I was used to watch tons of movies and TV series. I loved science fiction, action, legal thrillers, and also enjoyable sitcoms. I think I watched all the American sitcoms that were aired in Italy during the 80's and early 90's of the last century. Since … Continue reading The Coolest Ever
Basketball Is Like Engineering
Basketball is like engineering: any theoretical lesson is useless unless you put into practice what you have been taught immediately. Featured images sources: https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-basketball-hoop-1331750/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Expedition_36_flight_engineer_Chris_Cassidy.jpg
If I Were in Charge of the Ministry of Education … — Part I
I spent about 18 years in Italian public schools: compulsory school (6 to 13 years old), high school (14 to 18), and university (19 to 23). Two decades after the end of this journey, I think I'm old enough to make a proper assessment about the education I received. Basically, I'll express this judgment under … Continue reading If I Were in Charge of the Ministry of Education … — Part I