October 25, 2018

Tic toc. We're on Mount Palomar. We're not going to the observatory. We're here to create. So, I sit in front of the computer. I stare at the screen. I get up to sit outside in the patio. The patio is full of wasps. At night, there is space

between the trees. A space that hides something. I want to do. I want to do so much. But what for? Whom am I writing to?

So, I think, I'm bored of dreams, dreams in which my dad is aliv...

July 24, 2018

When I was a kid, in Italy, we were burdened with tons of homework, oftentimes for the next day. So, smart kids with good grades and thick glasses, would "avvantaggiarsi"on the days with less homework. According to the dictionaries I've consulted, the English translation of "avvantaggiarsi"is "to get a head start", which is not quite the same concept. "Avvantaggiarsi"meant to do some future homework today, so that the burden w...

July 9, 2018

I always felt that I had "the duty" to become famous. Well, until recently, when I began to analyse this (grotesque?) concept. When was the desire for fame born, how did it change into a certainty and, lastly into a must? I can't watch TV, read a book, or bask in the sun, because I must employ all my time and energy in the pursuit of fame (call it success, if it sounds less grating). Pathetic, isn't it? What am I, a desperate...

September 18, 2017

Ok, ok, the stuff in the picture on the left is tidy, and my home is not always tidy, for instance, this is my desk today:

The point, though, is the same, in the left or in the right picture. Should one have stuff? Or are streamlining and decluttering really the way forward? All shall be revealed in a book that I intend to write between now and the third millennium, with the provisional title: Clutter is Good. Some sneak previe...

August 26, 2017

Here I am, in this photo taken by Kate Willoughby for FEU Training. Tutor: Muriel McClymont

Why was I there? On the whole, I'm pretty motivated most of the time. But I love FEU courses, not only because the tutors are excellent, but also because the courses are catered for us, the entertainment freelancers: journalists, writers, musicians, actors. If I were in a room full of accountants, lawyers, business people, I would feel...

August 18, 2017

Before art came into my life, in parallel with smartphones and apps, there were very few tools I needed. Paper, pens, perhaps a couple of highlighters, books, photocopies, knowledgeable friends and a landline phone. Later, a desktop computer and a word editing program.This is how I studied, got my degrees and wrote my books. The idea that a different pen or notebook could make any difference to the quality of my work never cro...

July 26, 2017

Yes, yes, I know, I said I was happy with Wordpress. But I wasn't. It's too difficult for me. I want a vibrant website to have fun with. So, now I've settled for Wix. I promise, that's it, I'm going to stay put from now on. I have so much to write about. I just want to get on with it, without being bogged down with technical stuff!

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My philosophy, that is. Random things that I'm interested in,

and that I hope you may find interesting too -

just thoughts about life and stuff. A lot of stuff.

(In case you wonder, I do have a University degree in philosophy)

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