The alleged European immunity

It is impressive to think about it that until a year ago we divided, and divided for real, on principles, history, ideals and now on masks yes, masks no, lockdown yes, lockdown no, even covid yes, covid no. We can also tell ourselves that health policy ...

Trust quarantine

"My little greasers, we call them those little bastards" and he says it with that tenderness that I put in when I talk about my children and, it could be, that he also said "little bastards", sometimes. Teachers are often like that when you find them ...

Empty returnable

"I'm serious. I was… ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have the money to take a taxi. The dry cleaners hadn't brought me a morning suit. There was my mother's funeral! The house had collapsed! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! The...

Generation Z

And I who believed myself who knows what. It all started from the fact that reading the newspaper on two different newspapers and on sidereally distant themes, fashion and the dead in Burma, I found, even in the title, the phrase "generation z". "Z like what?", I ...

"The end is in sight"

I know it comes out on Friday, but for me it is Sunday reading, or rather Sunday breakfast, the long one made of brioche with cream and cappuccino with a lot of foam, then a sequence of coffees elongated with hot water, fake American, in short, as many as tough...

Rocking room

"Behave yourself" and then add what you want according to the regions, provinces, valleys, countries of origin: "boys", "fioi", "bocia", "bagai" and so on. they used according to gravity or "fioi", if serious and heartfelt, or ...

Fascist offense

Like so many of us on the other side, to the news that Giorgia Meloni is suing Vauro for calling her xenophobic and fascist, my first reaction was wonder. Not only because the leader of the Brothers of Italy is the same as only a legislature ...

Eleven years old, a little girl

The 11-year-old girl who has been in pediatric resuscitation for a few hours and has been intubated for complications due to covid is the age of my youngest son. A student of a lower sixth grade, in Bologna. The news was spread by the Republic in ...

Behind the blackboard

There are those who say one, those who bet on two: in how many weeks will schools in Milan, Brescia, Lombardy or other regions close? How soon will the alternating current dad be replaced by the direct current one? In our modern family, with all the ...

Wasp or Ubic

I do not know if it is true that the phrase "behind a great man there is always a great woman" is by Virginia Wolf and I do not even know if it is a very modern translation, as they say, of the very classic "gifted animi mulier virum regit", said Latin which literally would be ...