DUBITO ERGO SUM
- Tuscany, Italy
- September 11
- Born in Croazia ( then Dalmazia a province of Italy) and raised in Florence, Italy.
Did university work in the USA with a master in semiconductor physics.
Worked in hi-tech pretty much everywhere with long stints in the USA.
Now living in Tuscany in the florentine hills with andrea, my american wife.
MY RECENT POSTS
September 11, 2012 09:25AM
September 11, 2012 09:24AM
- Marquez and Alzheimer?
July 09, 2012 07:17AM
- The passing of a maestro of
italian design: Pininfarina
July 04, 2012 07:04AM
- Italy to USA to Italy
July 01, 2012 05:41AM
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- “There was a denial by a
spokerson of Nicholson about
departure from films,
September 07, 2013 05:33AM
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October 02, 2012 12:44PM
- “Toritto, I am sure you
did not have in mind Galeazzo
October 02, 2012 12:42PM
- “Carpe diem amico
mio.....and I am having
September 22, 2012 05:09PM
- “Seems like the French
are perfectly (almost) in line
September 20, 2012 05:09AM
Roberto luigi's Links
It was a beautiful evening in the summer of 1995, I was driving from Heathrow to Bristol on the M5 on my way back from Sardinia....
.....in 1993 my company had started an ambitious pan-european hi-tech project to develop an advanced 64 bit dual microprocessor for the multimedia market; the main… Read full post »
As the plat du jour in the USA is the healthcare debate at the SCOTUS and the bands of pro/against crowds are providing fodder for the newsmedia, I would like to put my two cents in as a frequent visitor to the USA:
. I unfortunately had to visit the ER… Read full post »
My son Giancarlo posted this on FB, a work by Dorian Tireli
Nature is a wonderful reminder of beauty, it helps us to balance somewhat, if not nearly enough, all the ugliness and horror around....and so comes La Primavera
Foreground: a mimosa tree and the ever present rosemary bushes Background: olive and apricot trees (wonderful fruits and jam!)
On a much down to earth and humble horizon than that of Botticelli's
il mondo avido e violento di voi maschi etero ha miseramente fallito, ora tocca a noi donne e ai gay costruirne uno più umano.
Last night on a spring like evening (balmy days and chilly nights) in the fair city of Genova....
...the old port....
.....and its most famous symbol La Lanterna (the lighthouse).....
.....when the city was a seafaring power, one of the four most notable maritime republics… Read full post »
It was extremely easy to predict as I did in my post last Sept. 30 "Amanda Knox, italian justice and Donald Trump":
......" The trial has attracted worldwide attention, Perugia is a town under siege from the international media circuits (circus?); Matt Lauer of the Today Show is one of… Read full post »
Just in case you have not seen any news report on it, this is to remind us all from time to time of that magical island, Sicily, in the Mediterranean sea as Mount Etna just put on a display of pyrotechnical beauty (photographs used here were published in several Italian new… Read full post »
Daniela and Nelusco invited us, Andrea and I, Polly and Piero and another couple, Fiorenza and Alessandro, for lunch yesterday, the occasion? Polly's birthday and a bon voyage to her and husband going to the USA for the annual visit to family (Polly's mother is celebrating her 100th birthd… Read full post »
I'll leave it to my american friends on OS to comment on this article by the New York Times as I am just speechless...Chinese business practices aka semi-slave labour! Jobs as another example of brilliant profiteers (that's your job creators!)!
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After the Berlusconi period
in the intervening two months following his resignation from government, we were finally, if slowly and painfully, getting back on the road to respectability on the world stage. Two months during which we tried to cancel the superficiality,… Read full post »
When I write that " its glory days have gone", I might be making a sad commentary on a country, an institution, a sports team, etc., but a clear one.
When I write that " it's glory days are gone" I am making a sorry mess, as I mean the above, but I write something… Read full post »
Here we go, the campaign for the presidency of the USA has started and one of the favourite themes of the "Knights of Freedom" aka the GOP contenders for the nomination in the person of Mitt Romney Read full post »
From the upstair windows looking across the valley from our house in the florentine hills with the village of Fornacette below; what a balsam for heart and mind!
Early morning in the summer,
On a November day,
Again in November,
%IMA… Read full post »
As it is customary with our family, come the end of the year we pack up and fly to Miami Beach (South of Fifth) to escape that narrow season, January, when even Tuscany is a cold, wet and boring place.
This year we decided to spend Christmas as well there (I'll… Read full post »
Just read an interview with Umberto Eco by Antonio Gnoli of the newspaper La Repubblica, the occasion being his 80th birthday on the 5th of this month.
To those not familiar with this fellow, let it suffice to say that he is an unsurpassed essayist, writer, medievalist, professor of semioti… Read full post »
Heard from Romney :" Obama will be just a footnote in history"
Upon making some critical remarks on Hitchens after reading the extremely well written eulogy by Miguela Holt Roybal and her subsequent unabashed defence of criticism in the comments section, I started musing introspectively about my inroads into the anglosaxon culture.
Even though I we… Read full post »
It all began at about the time that I started classes at the local church in Florence, San Salvi was the name; it was a country church built in the year 1048 and named after an archbishop of Amiens (it has undergone several upgrades and remakes through the centuries). When i burst… Read full post »
Just before noon today I read the OS post "The Unforgivable Sin in America" by William Hazelgrove about the disgrace of growing old in the USA
All true, but at lunch as I was sitting across the table from Andrea my wife, friend, woman and more, I could not keep from whi… Read full post »