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the packing beast
I've landed in beautiful Zürich after 8 moves across three continents, following my husband who is a crazy gipsy under an engineer disguise. Peace at last. And then the two baby-gipsies hit puberty and all hell broke lose.
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  • of the recycling Angel -- sull'Angelo della parsimonia 1 day ago So my Grandfather Angelo lived through two world wars. He also remembered when he saw the first car on the streets of Milan and walked suspiciously around it with the other kids, to see where they hid the horses. My Grandfather Angelo never wasted anything. Having been through times of extreme...
  • of the Shazam for food -- sul Shazam per magnà 2 days ago So for us who were kids in the 80s, our favorite songs played elusive on the radio and just if we owned cutting-edge technology (in the form of an integrated cassette-player/recorder) could we get a hold of them and replay them on demand. They had of course the voices of the DJs overlapping on...
  • of marriage and Lufthansa -- sul matrimonio e la Lufthansa 3 days ago So, you would think that after so many years of practice, we'd start to get better at marriage. But no. It's hard enough but wait until two cranky teenagers are added to the recipe. God, it's hard. It's hard to get out of certain patterns when it's always the same people who are involved.And...
  • of the power to the people -- sul potere al popolo 4 days ago So yesterday I went by myself to Bern on a sort of pilgrimage. I had booked a guided visit to the Bundeshaus, the Swiss house of parliament, to celebrate my newly acquired Swiss citizenship.I dressed nicely for the occasion, but modestly, to fit in with my fellow citizens. I had a black...
  • of the electoral law -- sulla legge elettorale 1 week ago So we have this ongoing joke in my home country. It's called elections. Or rather lack of thereof. The political elite in Italy has been able to perpetuate itself like an incurable disease for decades, disregarding the public opinion, shamelessly stuffing their pockets and their relatives',...

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