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The time has come to say things as they are, whatever the consequences these may be

By Massimo Usai The time has come to be precise and clear. Many people have risked their lives because they are ill with Covid.Some doctors have treated thousands of patients in the hospital where they work, risking their lives every holiday. People worked in inhumane conditions with inadequate equipment because no one had any idea how to fight this Virus. Each of us has a … Continue reading The time has come to say things as they are, whatever the consequences these may be

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Le promesse per il nuovo anno ci devono riportare in primo piano l’importanza della solidarietà. Tra le persone, tra le generazioni, tra le comunità.

by Massimo Usai Solitamente, appena il Big Ben ha terminato il suo suono finale alle 12.01 del 1 ° gennaio, dovunque guardi sui social media o sui classici giornali, in classiche interviste, quello che leggo è un flusso interminabile di promesse per l’anno che sta per iniziare. Quest’anno, in questi primi dieci giorni, è un fiume in piena di sentimenti anti-risoluzione. Dì no alle diete, … Continue reading Le promesse per il nuovo anno ci devono riportare in primo piano l’importanza della solidarietà. Tra le persone, tra le generazioni, tra le comunità.

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Why Sardinia is the home to the world’s longest-living men? How we could copy this amazing lifestyle?

By Massimo Usai Sardinia is one of the places where there is longevity in the World. WHERE IS IT Sardinia? At the centre of the island in the Mediterranean, a group of villagers gives a record that everyone wishes to have: the World’s longest and healthiest life community.Isn’t this anyone’s dream? Rich or poor, educated or less educated, longevity is the most common desire in … Continue reading Why Sardinia is the home to the world’s longest-living men? How we could copy this amazing lifestyle?

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Who has always had something to say ? Not me.

By Massimo Usai As I’ve written somewhere else in the past, perhaps during another lifetime, “you don’t always have something to say. You can’t always say something. In the last week, I didn’t have much to say, but the little I had to say, I couldn’t even write it on my blog.” But from today, I am again in the company of words, feelings, and … Continue reading Who has always had something to say ? Not me.

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Last few evenings with Laura Marling. “Thank You Naivety For Failing Me Again”

By Massimo Usai Thank You Naivety For Failing Me Again In these first days of the year, I listen to almost the entire discography of Laura Marling. I saw her a few times in concert, once when she was only 19 years old. She was shy and opened another artist’s show inside the Union Chapel in Islington. But the time that impressed me the most … Continue reading Last few evenings with Laura Marling. “Thank You Naivety For Failing Me Again”

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Communism is not Fascism. A simple explanation because the two ideologies are completely different

by Massimo Usai What could communism have been if we could have separated it from the horrors of Stalinism? Many try to justify even fascism by saying that it would have been different if there had been no Hitler, but this is not true. Fascism is innately a totalitarian, militaristic racist ideology. Marx’s vision of communism is not; I am sincerely surprised that people still … Continue reading Communism is not Fascism. A simple explanation because the two ideologies are completely different

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Looking for my creative photography mojo

by Massimo Usai I learned about 2021 a few days ago and reflected on my year of photography. I want to reassure myself that, at least photographically, 2022 will be an excellent year for the last year was not. To make sure this happens to me, my primary commitment these days is to focus on finding your creative mojo (or catching it up). It is … Continue reading Looking for my creative photography mojo

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The destruction of food by the social networks

By Massimo Usai One thing that is bothering me is the new trends caused by social networks, wanting to scandalize others and attract attention at all costs—these horrendous mixes of different ingredients from improvised chefs and others who seek notoriety through controversy and provocation. People that vandalize the food and the tradition and create horrible dishes. I talk about it in more depth on Maledetti … Continue reading The destruction of food by the social networks

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Happy New Year with the best movies of 2021

By Massimo Usai In a year dominated once again by the pandemic, books, music, and movies occupied our days the most. Of the best records of the past year I have written abundantly in recent days (read here and here), but I want to go and make a small list in this post on the movies. It is the first of the year, and the … Continue reading Happy New Year with the best movies of 2021

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The Top 20 of the Year 2021

By Massimo Usai Twenty records that in 2021 were excellent company. Placed in order of preference, they create, in fact, a musical chart of my year that has just passed. Between lockdowns. First outings among the people. A year in which I once again crossed a border. I spent a year in a city where grey and rain give a strange character to the local … Continue reading The Top 20 of the Year 2021

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Ok, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but…

By Massimo Usai I don’t like everyone, either if it’s Christmas. How you could like everyone you meet or everything you see? Well, as you know, you have for sure some friends in your circle that always say, “I love everything.” “We are lucky to be alive and enjoy this fantastic world.” Really? To me, the first people who annoyed me are precisely them! I … Continue reading Ok, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year but…

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Letter to Jesus on Christmas Day

By Massimo Usai Dear Jesus, Indeed it is anomalous that you can receive a letter from me, but since everyone does it, I want to try to see what it feels like and what advantages it can bring me if I also write a Christmas letter. The first question I want to ask you is, more than anything else, a curiosity of mine. I wanted … Continue reading Letter to Jesus on Christmas Day

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1982: the year of the World Cup for Italy that changed for better many things in our lives

By Massimo Usai It’s 1982, and I still haven’t had anything so transcendental in my life.  I was still studying, no solo travel worldwide, and summer had just begun. July had arrived a few days before, but that heat, typical of July, had been in the air for two or three months now. I had taken my first swim in the sea in April that … Continue reading 1982: the year of the World Cup for Italy that changed for better many things in our lives

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I can’t get over the warmth that Elbow’s music radiates

Elbow with one of the best albums of the year… one of the best songs they never wrote The roses are heavyWith rain and for agesveil after veilAnd the pictures are whisperingThe ones we belong toCaught in foreverStartled and proud, all laughing together and babe, if you’d met himI picture you’d sitBlasting my wisdomWith two barrelled witThen he’d steal you for dancingAnd you’d lend him … Continue reading I can’t get over the warmth that Elbow’s music radiates

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United Kingdom: a country falling apart?

By Massimo Usai (Italian version here) Things in the United Kingdom have changed significantly in the last ten years. From London 2012 to now, it looks like this Country has been changed till the point is almost unrecognizable. I follow media from so many countries, and just to say, on German, Italian or France TV, I have yet to see anyone say “World-beating, best, first … Continue reading United Kingdom: a country falling apart?

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Gran Bretagna: Il crollo morale di una Nazione.

By Massimo Usai Le cose in Gran Bretagna sono cambiate in modo significativo negli ultimi dieci anni. Da Londra 2012 ad oggi, sembra che questo Paese sia stato trasformato fino al punto che è quasi irriconoscibile. Seguo i media di così tanti paesi, e solo per fare un esempio, sulla TV tedesca, italiana o francese, non ho ancora sentito nessuno dire “World-beating, best, first in … Continue reading Gran Bretagna: Il crollo morale di una Nazione.

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Father Christmas is finally coming for real this year. We have to celebrate in the right way.

And here we are again… another Christmas to spend, but perhaps it would be better to say: Christmas again! After a year off. Ok, I think there is still little to celebrate exaggeratedly. If you have resumed dancing waiting for the end of the year parties, I recommend you put away the dance shoes that had you just dusted off. The reason? It will probably … Continue reading Father Christmas is finally coming for real this year. We have to celebrate in the right way.

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Never had a way to go

By Massimo Usai We cannot say that the way to go, still, look, observe and relax is the easiest thing to find. You look for it all your life, every day, every moment, but you don’t find it. You look for conventional or premature signs, and you don’t want to miss them because you don’t know if they will come back. Days passed, youth, adulthood, … Continue reading Never had a way to go

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I Love Europe and I love to be European

Words and pictures by Massimo Usai The European Union is a group of 27 countries in Europe. These countries came together to make things better, easier and safer for people. They agreed to work together and help each other. At the moment some countries are losing the way, confused and in trouble with Populist governments but as the lesson from Britain teaches us, be outside … Continue reading I Love Europe and I love to be European

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Speaking of the weather, he led me to the simple conclusion that in Brussels it is always August.

Words and Pictures by Massimo Usai A few days ago, we talked to friends in a chat on what’s up, and the discussion was about the weather. In these first winter days, a common topic among friends, so after someone from Rome hypothesized that “in Rome, it was freezing“, every person in the chat tried to claim a worse climate than Rome. Which is not … Continue reading Speaking of the weather, he led me to the simple conclusion that in Brussels it is always August.

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They will break the rules again tonight, But she has a big smile

Words By Massimo Usai The rules were simple between them. She had set a contract and a boundary with her friends. The watchword was not to shame her publicly. Her friends, like her mother, would no longer be allowed to be publicly shamed on her. Because of her hair, wardrobe, way she grew up, previous romantic relationships, or life choices, she has always been central … Continue reading They will break the rules again tonight, But she has a big smile

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“Maledetti Italiani”: always outstanding in the Kitchen

By Massimo Usai If the kitchen is your favorite place in the house, it is definitely the focal point of our lives at this time of year. The time has come when it is good to take a break from work and daily stress, to spend more time with loved ones. Christmas is a religious holiday, but it is also a feast, a moment of … Continue reading “Maledetti Italiani”: always outstanding in the Kitchen

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IL DIARIO DI UN GIORNO QUALUNQUE

Come ogni giorno, alle ore 7 suona la sveglia. Da quando e’ cominciata la pandemia, potrei anche spingere la sveglia alle 9 del mattino, e comunque comincio ad essere attivo intorno alle 9.30 ma mi concedo qualche ora per me stesso. Una volta svegliato, mi faccio come prima cosa un caffe e mi siedo nel divano gustandomi l’aroma che fuoriesce dalla Moka. Ho due Moke … Continue reading IL DIARIO DI UN GIORNO QUALUNQUE

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The differences between Winter and the rest of the year are unmissable opportunities to enjoy ourselves

Words and Pictures by Massimo Usai Winter is different and perhaps more fascinating than any other season. Perhaps it is the scarcity of available hours that gives the days their unique character. For example, this morning, I woke up at 7.20, and it was still dark outside; I thought it was 4 in the morning. Winter is a beautiful time for photography, to listen to … Continue reading The differences between Winter and the rest of the year are unmissable opportunities to enjoy ourselves

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There is every time plenty of things to do in Bologna.

Words and pictures by Massimo Usai Bologna is such a vivid and vibrant city that there is so much to see and do on any day of the year. For some, wandering under the city’s arcades is nothing more than a habit, a routine that they no longer notice, but for the tourist or the regular visitor, that walking protected from the sun or rain … Continue reading There is every time plenty of things to do in Bologna.

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Connessione generale con il resto del Mondo per vivere di cose essenziali.

Testi e fotografie di Massimo Usai Quando veniamo presi dalla velocità della vita, a volte abbiamo bisogno di un promemoria per rallentare per realizzare le cose essenziali.  In previsione di quei tempi, prendi in considerazione la possibilità di creare una raccolta di attività che ti portino allegria ed entusiasmo nello svegliarsi ogni mattina con il sorriso. Costruire una “cassetta degli attrezzi” personale, significa avere sempre … Continue reading Connessione generale con il resto del Mondo per vivere di cose essenziali.

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When my Love comes down

When my love comes downDown to see youWhen my love comes downDown to see youI just want to be with youWhen my love comes downDown to see you Come on, come inStep into the vortexWhere you belongCome on, come inStep into the vortexWhere you belongYeahI just want to hold your handI just want to hold your handI got, I got no other plansI just want … Continue reading When my Love comes down

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Where is my home?

Photo and words by Massimo Usai I feel at home here because I’m at home here. We have evolved in places like this, living according to the seasons and natural rhythms alongside wild animals and plants. We didn’t evolve to sit in traffic and stare at a computer screen. You and I, fellow adventurers on this Planet, have come here to fish, hunt, love, listen … Continue reading Where is my home?

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The magic of colours

Words and Pictures by Massimo Usai Playing with colours can energize you to instil more happiness in your world and explore what makes you feel good. Colour plays an incredible role in the way we look and feel in everyday life. When you wear beautiful colours in your dress and look fantastic to your eyes while you look in the mirror, that seems to make … Continue reading The magic of colours

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Ci sono lettori che non cominciano a scrivere se non con “Un’inizio” a portata di mano, Altri che prima scrivono la storia e poi tornano indietro. Voi quale tipo di scrittore siete?

Testo e Foto di Massimo Usai “All’inizio… “questa è solitamente la frase di apertura della storia che vuoi scrivere. Che si tratti di un romanzo, un post per un blog o persino quel libro di fotografie che hai sempre sognato di pubblicare, “all’inizio” è la parola magica da dove cominciare.  Sai bene che la tua frase di apertura è seconda solo alla tua frase di … Continue reading Ci sono lettori che non cominciano a scrivere se non con “Un’inizio” a portata di mano, Altri che prima scrivono la storia e poi tornano indietro. Voi quale tipo di scrittore siete?

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Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.

  Some days do not quickly lower caution in my path. At a crossroads of the path in the park, I suggest to myself deviate from the way prescribed by the maps now all computerized, and this variation offers a warning to my innermost self before consenting with myself. From some stories I have read or heard, I have the certainty that you can get … Continue reading Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.

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Alessandria, memorie dal profondo del mio passato alla ricerca di un futuro migliore

La città piemontese riesce ad infondere il sapore inconfondibile del passato senza lasciare il retrogusto amaro di un’epoca che si è chiusa. Architettura e cultura hanno segnato in modo profondo la storia di Alessandria. Sapori tradizionali e il carattere gentile delle persone sono gli altri elementi che fanno di questa località un vero e proprio gioiello, perfetto per un intimo weekend autunnale.  Testo e foto di Massimo … Continue reading Alessandria, memorie dal profondo del mio passato alla ricerca di un futuro migliore

The Baltic States Makes Waves

By Massimo Usai Ho passato molto tempo in Polonia in questi ultimi cinque anni, e sono rimasto sempre piacevolmente sorpreso dal livello di lavoro e progresso che questo Paese sta raggiungendo sotto il livello economico e, almeno nelle grandi città, a livello sociale. La Polonia potrebbe essere al livello di qualunque altro Paese Europeo, se solo lo volesse veramente. E’ decisamente avanti a buona parte … Continue reading The Baltic States Makes Waves

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Le discussioni sul clima si devono affrontare mantenendo la calma davanti alle provocazione degli scettici

Articolo di Massimo Usai Ultimamente, mentre ci avviciniamo al vertice sul clima delle Nazioni Unite, che comincia proprio domenica prossima a Glasgow, parecchi giornali conservatori e alcuni politici di tendenza simile, hanno scritto e parlato molto del clima, cercando di sminuire il problema il più possibile. Il Wall Street Journal (giornale vicino alle posizione dei Repubblicani, nonché’ di proprietà’ di Murdoch) ha pubblicato una serie … Continue reading Le discussioni sul clima si devono affrontare mantenendo la calma davanti alle provocazione degli scettici

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Turin: Every excuse is excellent to visit the former Italian’s Capital.

Words and Pictures by Massimo Usai (Italian Version HERE) EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2022 AT TURIN The news of recent weeks is that next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the Italian city of Turin, as was announced by surprise in recent days by the organizers. Several Italian cities, including Rome, Milan and Florence, had submitted their candidacies for the competition. The European Broadcasting … Continue reading Turin: Every excuse is excellent to visit the former Italian’s Capital.

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Global warming is so severe that I am surprised that we can still ignore the danger or divide ourselves into opposing factions.

“Global warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural resources, and our children`s future. It is clear we must act.” Eliot Spitzer By Massimo Usai (versione italiana qui’ ) I remember the first time they told me about global warming, I was in school. The teacher was an alternative and progressive guy; he had studied in Bologna and could be seen by how he dressed, … Continue reading Global warming is so severe that I am surprised that we can still ignore the danger or divide ourselves into opposing factions.

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Our lessons every day come from the journey, not the destination.

By Massimo Usai Every day we add someone to our journey, and the next day we miss them like the previous ones. It is not a spiral. It is not a repeating circle. It is just a road that begins and ends, and it is the only thing that repeats itself for all those before us and for all those who will come after us. Continue reading Our lessons every day come from the journey, not the destination.

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10 million people who comfort me and make me feel at home: London

By Massimo Usai Easy to say, but Spanish people is different from French, which is different from Germans, which is different from English, without mentions the difference between Polish or Dutch, or between Swedish and Italian.In fact, from some Countries, I could bet precisely where they come from inside the Country. Easy for me for Polish, Italian, Spanish, American and English, I could have some … Continue reading 10 million people who comfort me and make me feel at home: London

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Dove andare? Cosa fare? Come farlo? Prevedere il lavoro per il 2022 sarà’ più difficile delle previsioni fatte relative al 2021

By Massimo Usai ( Puoi leggere il post oppure ascoltarlo sul podcast, a te la scelta ) Ho provato, a gennaio, a prevedere cosa sarebbe stato il 2021, pochissimi di noi ci avrebbero messo dei soldi anche sulle nostre stesse previsioni, essendo l’anno in cui tutti, ma proprio tutti, non sapevano se in pochi mesi avessero avuto ancora un lavoro o se noi o i … Continue reading Dove andare? Cosa fare? Come farlo? Prevedere il lavoro per il 2022 sarà’ più difficile delle previsioni fatte relative al 2021

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You can descend so quickly into the abyss if you act away from the reality of the world

By Massimo Usai Politics and the world have changed in the last 30 years and some people still talking about good was the past.As we know very well isn’t true, isn’t reality, we were younger, that’s it. But the truth is that try to apply old formulas to manage the present doesn’t work at all.Take the United Kingdom as an example.They still live with the … Continue reading You can descend so quickly into the abyss if you act away from the reality of the world

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Petite France is lovely but Strasbourg is more than you expect.

By Massimo Usai Strasbourg is one of the largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in a metropolitan area spanning across the river into the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine. The city is the seat of the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman, the Eurocorps, the European Audiovisual Observatory and, most famously, the European … Continue reading Petite France is lovely but Strasbourg is more than you expect.

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IN LEUVEN (BELGIUM), BETWEEN BEERS AND COBBLES, FOR AN EXCITING EDITION OF THE ROAD CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021.

by Massimo Usai THE MEN’S ROAD RACECOURSE FOR THE CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 EDITION IS DEFINITELY WILD. Leuven is located between Liège and Brussels and has known in its past one of the most brutal pages of Belgium during the First World War.The Germans invaded neutral Belgium on their way to France. The first city they stopped in was this one, where they devastated and … Continue reading IN LEUVEN (BELGIUM), BETWEEN BEERS AND COBBLES, FOR AN EXCITING EDITION OF THE ROAD CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021.

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Spreco alimentare: Quintali di cibo nel secchio della spazzatura. Siamo arrivati al limite sopportabile.

by Massimo Usai SOSTENIBILITÀ : PIÙ CIBO, MENO SPRECHI Prendo spunto da una serie di articoli che ho letto recentemente collegati al possibile tracollo mondiale dovuto alla scellerata gestione del Pianeta fino ad oggi perpetuata da parte dell’umanità e da questo articolo ho preso spunti e numeri ed ho aggiunto alcune riflessioni per vedere se, nel mio piccolo, posso contribuire a lanciare l’allarme e la controffensiva per … Continue reading Spreco alimentare: Quintali di cibo nel secchio della spazzatura. Siamo arrivati al limite sopportabile.

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September is a great time to have that vacation near your home you’ve always dreamed of the rest of the year

By Massimo Usai With summer soon coming to an end, it’s worth looking ahead to autumn, when the weather is still warm, having a coffee in some local bar, not too far away from home, will make September so great. Few pictures around my house during a spectacular September so far. Continue reading September is a great time to have that vacation near your home you’ve always dreamed of the rest of the year

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Why does autumn inspire such intensity of feeling? There’s something about autumn: people love fall so much, this is why.

By Massimo Usai Whether we stay close or go far, taking the time to explore a location on your own offers a different experience than travelling. But what happens when autumn comes, and we try to explore “ourselves”? The cycles of nature always influence our lives. The ideas, silent and more prominent, offer us reminders that we are all in a continuous state of transition … Continue reading Why does autumn inspire such intensity of feeling? There’s something about autumn: people love fall so much, this is why.

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No, gli italiani non sono snob… diciamo le cose come stanno: sono solo realisti!!!

Testo e Foto @massimousai PARTIAMO DAI LUOGHI COMUNI C’è un luogo comune all’estero che vede gli italiani essere troppo snob e in certo senso intolleranti verso il cibo che non arrivi dalla penisola. La realtà è molto differente, la verità e’ che la maggior parte degli italiani non è così “razzista nel cibo“, a molti piace indulgere in fast food grasso / facile / economico … Continue reading No, gli italiani non sono snob… diciamo le cose come stanno: sono solo realisti!!!

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Quando una foto ti lascia senza respiro per quanto e’ bella.

By Massimo Usai Questa iniziativa e queste foto non sono mie. (foto in questo articolo: ” Children in Badakhshan province” Photograph: Emilio Morenatti ) Era da tempo che non vedevo una foto così impressionante come questo gruppo di ragazze afgane. Ora è partita un’iniziativa per raccogliere fondi per le giornaliste afghane Ne parla approfonditamente e vi potete godere altre foto stupende in questo articolo del The … Continue reading Quando una foto ti lascia senza respiro per quanto e’ bella.

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Why protest is always seen as something negative in the United Kingdom?

By Massimo Usai In the last few days, some people have started to protest heavily on the roads of the UK. Protest is always very controversial. There are peaceful protests, and not so peaceful protests. I believe that protests impact the basement of the culture of every nation in different ways. Insulate Britain and the Extinction Rebellion are doing all they can to appeal to … Continue reading Why protest is always seen as something negative in the United Kingdom?

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THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH WHERE I HAVE TRAVEL. LOOK BACK TO MOVE FORWARD FOR A BETTER LIFE.

Text and photography by Massimo Usai As I begin to make plans for future travel, I’m thinking about the last place I visited and used it for photo opportunities and inspiring stories to write. At the same time that I look with optimism at new adventures, the memories of my last trip dance in my head with a rhythm and intensity that seems to me … Continue reading THE LAST PLACE ON EARTH WHERE I HAVE TRAVEL. LOOK BACK TO MOVE FORWARD FOR A BETTER LIFE.

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Lo shock che ancora forse non e’ passato, dopo piu’ di 20 anni.

By Massimo Usai Gli attacchi terroristici dell’11 settembre sono stati uno shock per il sistema americano e mondiale, e non sono certo che il Mondo si sia ripreso completamente dalle conseguenze di quegli orribili eventi avvenuti esattamente 20 anni orsono.  Senza alcun dubbio, storicamente abbiamo da tracciare una linea tra l’11/9 e il tumultuoso clima geopolitico di oggi, diciamo che forse quella linea storica verrà … Continue reading Lo shock che ancora forse non e’ passato, dopo piu’ di 20 anni.

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E’ come se fosse nuovamente capodanno

By Massimo Usai L’Autunno e’ un capodanno lavorativo, dopo le vacanze si riprende con le attivita’. Come dopo Natale, ma questa volta e’ solo dopo le vacanze estive e se c’impegnamo possiamo evitare di riprendere la “solita” vita, quella con il pilota automatico inserito,  specie ora che la calma dopo la pandemia c’e’ ne offre la reale possibilita’ di cambiare le cose. Le nostre cose e … Continue reading E’ come se fosse nuovamente capodanno

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Who is Bansky ? A Singer? An Australian? A Woman? Robin Gunningham ? Really matter?

By Massimo Usai Who is Bansky? A mystery never solved and probably will be a secret for long time. On this website, someone tries to guest, and if Robin Gunningham is where he will put the money on, I still think Massive Attack frontman Robert Del Naja is the one I would put the money in a bet. In the meantime, I went to see … Continue reading Who is Bansky ? A Singer? An Australian? A Woman? Robin Gunningham ? Really matter?

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Il Sole Dopo la pioggia e’ sempre garanzia di ottime situazioni

By Massimo Usai La pioggia era persistente tutti il giorno, il che non è inusuale se vivi nel nord dell’Europa a pochi passi dall’Atlantico. Non era la prima volta che vedevo piovere in quella maniera, ho vissuto per 20 anni a Londra e so bene cosa vuol dire “pioggia persistente”, per cui ho pensato più a non bagnarmi e fare in modo di proteggere al … Continue reading Il Sole Dopo la pioggia e’ sempre garanzia di ottime situazioni

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Bruce Nauman After London Now Amsterdam: I have no doubt he is the Artist we need to see right now

By Massimo Usai Bruce Nauman, has been defined by The New York Times, The “Artist’s Artist”, and on this definition, one could also stop writing about him. There is an unmissable exhibition, around Europe, in Amsterdam, after the successful one in Great Britain, at the Tate Modern. So, whether you are in the Old Continent, there are no such drops in avoiding visiting this exhibition … Continue reading Bruce Nauman After London Now Amsterdam: I have no doubt he is the Artist we need to see right now

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Un fine settimana a Venezia alla ricerca di Cicchetti e Ombre

By Massimo Usai Da moltissimi anni, Venezia ha un posto di tutto rilievo nei sogni della gente tra le destinazioni preferite al mondo dove passare una vacanza. Famosa per i suoi bellissimi e meravigliosi canali e palazzi, Venezia si presenta sotto un’atmosfera da sogno in qualunque periodo dell’anno. Penso che il tutto sia dovuto al fatto che si una una città costruita sull’acqua, ma anche … Continue reading Un fine settimana a Venezia alla ricerca di Cicchetti e Ombre

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“There is no definitive word; there is always tomorrow ».

By Massimo Usai The Middle Ages is the time we live in now. People living in Tribalism, conspiracy theories, anti-science, fear of changes. The sentence above explains how the world could have gone from enjoying our wonders around where we are now. Skilled racists, idiots everywhere you look, governments that are 95% charlatans and oppositions led by fucking and fraudulent idiots. Around the absolute nothing. … Continue reading “There is no definitive word; there is always tomorrow ».

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Il Belgio ha anche belle giornate durante l’anno. Bisogna prenderle con entusiasmo appena si presentano.

By Massimo Usai La percentuale dei vaccinati in Belgio ha raggiunto livelli altissimi. Il 76% della popolazione ha almeno una dose e ben il 67% ne ha completato il ciclo. Questi dati si trasformano poi in flusso umano in giro per le città, che tradotto vuol dire business e vita sociale. Ieri sera ho fatto un bel giro nei quartieri cool di Bruxelles, da Saint-Gilles … Continue reading Il Belgio ha anche belle giornate durante l’anno. Bisogna prenderle con entusiasmo appena si presentano.

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Storie da raccontare, storie da condividere, storie per rimanere vivi.

By Massimo Usai Sto scoprendo di avere un sacco di storie da raccontarvi, che, senza il vostro continuo sostegno, visitando il blog regolarmente e scrivendomi belle cose nella mia email box, sarebbero rimaste solo nel mio cuore. L’estate volge al termine e in questo tempo ho maturato nuove storie, nuove riflessioni e nuove considerazioni, legate principalmente alle mie esperienze ed al fatto che ogni giorno … Continue reading Storie da raccontare, storie da condividere, storie per rimanere vivi.

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Your holiday is probably over, but happiness must stay with us

By Massimo Usai Not just your holiday but either mine is over. Whether or not you’ve had a chance to go abroad this year, the likelihood is that any big summer plans you had have passed now, and maybe you don’t have much to look forward to on the horizon. We are one week away to start September and soon short days will come. You … Continue reading Your holiday is probably over, but happiness must stay with us

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Una Nuova collaborazione di cui sono felice d’annunciare.

By Massimo Usai Da questo mese comincio una collaborazione importante di cui sono fiero e che spero possa portare tante belle cose e che siano le conseguenze di tanti bei viaggi. Si, perché’ di viaggi si tratta.  La rivista si chiama Latitudes Travel Magazine , ha sede a Milano e via internet la potete leggere nella sua versione online e scaricare la versione “Magazine” in … Continue reading Una Nuova collaborazione di cui sono felice d’annunciare.

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Tutti i giorni a mani vuote

by Massimo Usai Sono tre giorni che esco per comprarmi dell’abbigliamento e sono tre giorni che torno a casa a mani vuote. Cerco delle scarpe, ma vorrei anche una bella camicia e un paio di pantaloni che non siano noiosi come dei semplici jeans. Giro per negozi del centro e evito per questioni ovvie, le boutique di marca proibitive per le mie finanze. Mi lascio … Continue reading Tutti i giorni a mani vuote

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La mia pelle che assomiglia sempre di piu’ alla corteccia degli alberi.

by Massimo Usai Mi piace scattare foto di cortecce d’alberi, tronchi particolarmente belli se ne vedono parecchi nei parchi o nei boschi prossimi alla città, e potrei anche dare loro una piccola pacca mentre passo, un po’ come si fa con le persone anziane per sentire la consistenza della loro pelle.  Non sono l’unico a farlo, anche se non abbraccio gli alberi come potrebbero fare … Continue reading La mia pelle che assomiglia sempre di piu’ alla corteccia degli alberi.

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C’e’ chi potrebbe o vorrebbe, ma alla fine dovrebbe soltanto smettere di giudicare gli altri.

By Massimo Usai Ci sono parole che usiamo in maniera sistematica e che non sappiamo piu’ neppure il significato che essenzialmente hanno. In particolare sentiamo e leggiamo mille volte al giorno queste seguenti parole: “Potrebbe”, “vorrebbe” e “dovrebbe” . Esse sono per il sottoscritto il triumvirato semantico della disillusione. Purtroppo sono la conseguenza dei tempi in cui viviamo, le persone non si accontentano più di … Continue reading C’e’ chi potrebbe o vorrebbe, ma alla fine dovrebbe soltanto smettere di giudicare gli altri.

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7 Giorni Per Respirare Cultura, Arte, Natura e Turismo in Sardegna.

By Massimo Usai Il nome della rassegna è affascinante: “Le Giornate del Respiro”. Quando azzecchi il nome di una rassegna di cultura, sei gia’ al 50% del target della perfezione organizzativa che ti eri proposto di raggiungere in fase di progettazione.  La manifestazione e’ alla sua prima edizione e si svolge a Fluminimaggiore, piccola località del Sulcis, in Sardegna. Tutto quello che viene progettato da … Continue reading 7 Giorni Per Respirare Cultura, Arte, Natura e Turismo in Sardegna.

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Time is a functional variable of your life. In the end dependent on how happy you want be in your life.

By Massimo Usai We in Italy do not say ” See you at 7.00 pm “.We say “around 7.00 pm.” And in that approximation, which does not lack precision but wanting to consider all possible fatalities, there is a whole world behind it. Time is a functional variable depending on the type of appointment, of course. Still, in general, this is the Italian philosophy of … Continue reading Time is a functional variable of your life. In the end dependent on how happy you want be in your life.

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The New “Economic Boom” Is On Its Way. It’s Time To Start Having A Positive Feeling About The Future

By Massimo Usai Are we witnessing the beginning of a new economic boom as we read from statements by every politician, in any newspaper in the world, of whichever nation we look at in recent weeks? According to many World Economic Organizations, the control of the worst Virus that appeared on earth in the last century should bring the trust and enthusiasm of those who … Continue reading The New “Economic Boom” Is On Its Way. It’s Time To Start Having A Positive Feeling About The Future

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My 1˚ year inside a pandemic. What did it leave positive or negative in our deep soul?

By Massimo Usai My “pandemic” year began on the evening of Wednesday, March 05 2020, when I was forced to cancel the air tickets I had purchased a week earlier. The ticket was for an early spring weekend to pass between Rome and Naples. For the first half of that week, I had tried to metabolize and analyze the increasingly disturbing news related to covid-19 … Continue reading My 1˚ year inside a pandemic. What did it leave positive or negative in our deep soul?