Category Archives: Mend & Repair

A Mended Umbrella

During the summer, I often use a corner on our terrace as an outdoor studio. As it faces west, the terrace is a great place to be in the morning. That is, until about 11 a.m. when the sun makes … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Soap

I’m afraid. I fear that my children, already grown, will have a difficult future due to the greed of others as well as to the irresponsible indifference of the masses. Because the world population increases as natural resources decrease. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Resuscitate Your Soap

For bathing I like nice bars of soap made from olive oil and aloe. But lathering up my body wears them out and the bars quickly turn into slivers that jump out of my hand when wet.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of Transformation

Yesterday I finished mending the awning for our terrace pergola. It was not an enjoyable task but the awning is fundamental as I spend much of the morning (or at least would like to) at my terrace work table and … Continue reading

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Busted

My friend, Franca, recently shared an article by Goffredo Parise, Italian journalist (and companion of artist Giosetta Fioroni) entitled “Il rimedio è la povertà” (“The remedy is poverty”). The article attacks modern man’s addiction to consumerism.  Parise made a distinction … Continue reading

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