Saudade is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade Portuguese is a language known for its intrinsic musicality. When you listen to a person speaking Portuguese, you feel like you are listening to a song. Sounds, speed variations, and pauses make a … Continue reading Saudade and Identity
At first sight, this question sounds rhetorical to the majority of people living in the western world. We should not take for granted the answer, however. Some weeks ago I wrote a post on victory. Right after writing it, coincidentally I had the chance to discuss on another blog a different topic related to victory … Continue reading You Play to Win, Don’t You?
Equilibrium: a state or feeling of mental balance; composure When I first thought about this post, I wanted to entitle it "Pursuing the truth." However, I then realized that this would have represented an improper use of the word "truth." The truth and all the issues related to it are probably one of the most … Continue reading Pursuing Equilibrium
In this previous post, I talked about a literary festival that I attend every year called pordenonelegge.it. As stated there, this event provides regularly much material for this blog. This post is an example of a topic—immortality—which I have been thinking about for a while and which was discussed by one of the writers who … Continue reading Immortality for the Masses
Several years ago, a friend of mine lent me a book on the history of my paternal grandfather's and my father's hometown. This small village, where I lived for most of my life, was founded in the Middle Ages and has witnessed many historical events, such as the war European principalities and city-states fought against … Continue reading Roots — Part I
Northeast Italy is where I live. It is famous for the successful economic model that it implemented during the last decades of the 20th century. This model was characterized by a myriad of small, very flexible companies that adapted quickly to the market. In combination with the competitive devaluation policy carried out by Italy before … Continue reading Northeast Italy Looking for a New Societal Balance
Thanks to some days off work, last November I had the chance to read the book "Coach Wooden and me", written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As stated in the title, the book primarily talks about how the friendship between coach John Wooden and the author developed throughout the decades, despite the fact that he played for … Continue reading Pristine basketball
There is no doubt about the fact that Venice is one of the most famous cities in the world. It is known for its peculiar structure, the absence of regular streets replaced by water canals, the magnificence of its historical buildings, etc. However, it should be known for its outstanding republican history as well. The … Continue reading The heritage of the Republic of Venice (Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta)