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The Rant (Lo Sfogo)

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

There is a video that has gone viral (appropriate term) here. It is a young mayor of a smallish town in Sicily. He blows off steam about the casual manner the citizens of his town are making light of the mandate to stay at home. Unless you understand Italian you really can’t follow what he’s […]

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Almost the third week.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Now it’s Sunday, March 22. In the last blog post 4 days ago I said that I’d do another post on the next day. Well, I got lazy. It’s really a strange phenomenon being cooped up in the apartment for days. Now it is the 6th day that I have not left the house except […]

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Week two locked down in Italy

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

As probably everyone knows Italy is on a countrywide lockdown. Supermarkets, pharmacies are open as are tobacco shops (we don’t want rioting in the streets). The last time that I went out for a walk was last Friday, 5 days ago. I didn’t realize it at the time but that walk was actually illegal. Now […]

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I’m proud of you Italy

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

It is a common (and true) conception that Italians are furbi. “Furbo” is an Italian word that is a little difficult to translate but it mostly means “clever” often in a good way but sometimes it’s negative. Many years ago, in the 80s, on my very first time in Italy on a business trip I […]

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