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
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.
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”
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
By Massimo Usai A list of records worthy of deep listening and which, for various reasons, are not part of my top 20, but perhaps of your ranking and which in any case are not lost and at various times have filled my days in 2021. For the Top 20 of the year, I refer you to this Link. Jay-Jay Johanson “Silver Screen”. The Album … Continue reading The best of the rest… (from my Top 20 of the year 2021)
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
Photo by Massimo Usai Monday is the day of a black and white picture, in particular right now in the winter. The caste in this today post is Estense’s castle in Ferrara. Continue reading Monday is always Black and White
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.
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