Category Archives: People

Biographies, guest posts, incredible personal histories, news, lifestyle examples, creative artists.

Lyniching Postcards

Make the world a better place…help someone love themselves. -30-   Related: The Life of Toni Morrison documentary (2015) youtube video + Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit + Lyrics and story behind Strange Fruit + NSFW: AMERICAN TERRORISM… LYNCHING POSTCARDS  +America’s … Continue reading

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Oreste Fernando Nannetti

Volterra Psychiatric Hospital c. 1986 Many years ago, while still living in Maremma, a friend of mine took me to visit the abandoned mental hospital at Volterra closed since 1979 thanks to the Basaglia Law. The law recognized the need … Continue reading

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7 November

Viale Liegi 6 is the address once shared by writers Massimo Bontempelli and Paola Masino. There’s a commemorative plaque outside the building with the inscription “The only instrument of our work will be the imagination.” Way before Garcia Marquez wrote … Continue reading

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Daily Aesthetics

My friend Anthy is an expert at making life photogenic. She can turn even a simple act such as serving water into a photo shoot. Anthy’s Daily Aesthetics transforms the world around her into a magical place. Anthy’s Refreshment Glasses … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Billie Holiday!

Born on April 7, 1915, her name was Eleanora Fagan until she changed it to Billie Holiday. Abandoned by her father and forced by her mother to become a prostitute at the age of 14, Billie had a difficult childhood. … Continue reading

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