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.

Eternal Embrace

May 16, 2014

Tags: naufragio, refugees, dead, drown, shipwreck, heart, embrace, undersea, Sicily, Mediterranean, racist, grave, cemetery, marine, coast guard, documentary, film, video, European Union, laws, care, love, death

Watery grave, heart's embrace

This is a freeze frame from a video taken by Italian Coast Guard rescue and recovery divers of two refugees who died embraced on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea just off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3, 2013, after the worst tragedy in those seas since 2000. Three hundred sixty-six people drowned together that day.
In this picture, two of them face each in what was left of their embrace. The empty space between them forms a heart. They died (more…)

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