Category Archives: People

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About Eleanor Roosevelt

“Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady” by Susan Quinn. This book describes the relationship that Eleanor Roosevelt had with the journalist Lorena Hickok. It’s a story about sharing. And about the need to be loved. … Continue reading

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Lynching 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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