Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Ignorant racists

August 13, 2017

Tags: ignorant, ignoramus, racist, Nazi, hateful, stupid, jerks, Charlottesville, immigrants, blood, soil

Blood and soil. Blut und bloden. A Nazi slogan referring to its ""racist ideology that focuses on ethnicity based on two factors, descent blood (of a folk) and territory," per Wikipedia.
Don't they know that anybody living in the USA has the blood of immigrants? Including "Native Americans" who crossed the Bering Strait on their way from Asia? I guess not. They are just scared, scared of being "replaced". And scared people become bullies.

Park at Piazza Independenza a Mess

February 7, 2015

Tags: park, palermo, piazza Independenza, rude, uncivilized, jerks, vandals, abandon, no care

This park,used very much by retired me who sit in the sun and play cards, has been vandalized, abused and neglected, like so many spots in Palermo. You have to take the good with the bad here.

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