Lorenzo & his humble friends

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

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Facts, facts, facts

In the late summer several newspapers started writing about the widespread diffusion of post-truth politics. I digged into it and began working on an article for Unimondo myself. After a couple of weeks, however, I realised the article was coming out too long, too broad, too prescriptive. I had two ways out: cut, simplify, submit; […]

All my aces are on the floor

I have always liked to have people around, but the circumstances of life are such that I find myself more lonely than I used to be. Fai di necessità virtù, they say. I still dislike loneliness; but there is one specific instance when I can appreciate living on my own (Dee do de de dee do de de I […]

Fernweh

Neuchâtel, 26 giugno Giallu, Nicco, Ivan, Alvise. Quest’anno ho imparato che per prepararmi a una gara è necessario leggere e studiare il mondo della bicicletta. Non si tratta solo di curiosità: lo si fa per motivarsi e vivere con entusiasmo queste scorribande. I giorni scorsi mi è stata regalata una bellissima rivista di ciclismo, dalla […]

Ecco come si sviluppa una dipendenza

Premessa: quella per le biciclette non è una dipendenza del tutto nuova. Già da bambino c’erano periodi in cui andavo in bici ogni giorno e passavo lunghe giornate di sole incollato davanti alla televisione a guardare Giro d’Italia e al Tour de France. La colpa è principalmente di mio padre, che a sua volta ha sofferto di […]

That initial sense of freedom

Everybody has her/his own obsession. Some people are obsessed with power; others are obsessed with death; others are obsessed with money. i am obsessed with Lance Armstrong, because he represents all of the above. This is going to be my eighth post about him in less than four years, so much so that I am starting to […]

El socialismo sólo puede llegar en bicicleta

“La consiglierei subito, non la rifarò mai più“. As I anticipated yesterday, there is yet one more experience in my life that deserves to be documented on this log. I am talking about the event that took place on the night between Saturday and Sunday and was organized by Witoor. It goes like this. Upon […]

Se non ci sarà, lo troveremo

A tradition is a tradition. This month of July, for the fourth year in a row (see our previous outdoor experiences here, here, and here) I/we went hiking up on the Dolomites with some of the people I truly care about. Well, one of them at least, and a friend of him – and you […]

Not a sociopath

A few weeks ago I was asked to write an article about Macchiavelli for Oceans, the network for students and alumni of specific bi-lateral exchange programmes between the European Union and other industrialized countries. Here is what I submitted. Not necessarily a sociopath A recent survey suggests that most people buy books because they like to […]