WHY ARE WE THE BYZANTINE TIMES?

I like the words. Unfortunately, my vocabulary in English is not extraordinary, perhaps not even in Italian, my native language, but I like to know origins and play with words. In this playful effort of mine, I hope I’ll never become like Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, to the best known as John Conrad (I am modest, I know), a man with a very interesting life, but with … Continue reading WHY ARE WE THE BYZANTINE TIMES?

CULTS OF THE DEAD

My family is atheist, I think I can define myself as agnostic, but I really appreciate Gnosticism (as much as it might seem a literal inconsistency), especially the Islamic one. After all, agnosticism can also oscillate between rigour and laxity. I undoubtedly prefer the latter, in which I can even see a certain Darwinism, with the emphasis that some currents place on adaptation. Maybe that’s why … Continue reading CULTS OF THE DEAD

FIVE BIZARRE FOOD TO TASTE

For Hinduism, 5 is the number of Shiva. The divinity is in fact (also) represented with five faces, to symbolize mastery over the five elements and the five senses. To satisfy its varied palate, I have collected five very special dishes. Five dishes from five different cultures. Five different dishes, regardless. Because diversity is a value. Scientific, political, social, economic values (especially on the plate). Here they are: … Continue reading FIVE BIZARRE FOOD TO TASTE