Category: 2021

Disappointed by Astronomical, the latest book I read by Tim James: overall a collection of measures and numbers, disconnected facts and diluted theories, with no story nor crescendo and with a forced humor. But I kind of liked the final quote :
“Everyone wonders sometimes if the human race is worth preserving and everyone has moments where they look at the size of the Universe and feel insignificant by comparison. Space science can potentially be depressing because it reminds us of our smallness. My answer is this: imagine if the Universe really were simple. Imagine how boring the story of science would be if Earth genuinely were flat, or if there was nothing outside our solar system. Imagine if, after spending a few years looking around with telescopes, we knew everything there was to know. No more mystery. No more exploration. No more discovery. How awesome it is that instead we find ourselves in a universe as huge and varied as this one. How fortunate we are to be surrounded with so many mysteries in desperate need of solving and how lucky we are to live in a universe bigger than our imaginations.”

The Id(ol)es of March

blue and white milky way

Lucio, Elton, Lou. They were all born in March. There must be something special about the way stars and planets align in this period of the year. So many gifted people born in March, themselves are gifts to the World. Happy birthday to you.

Weather is back to be cold, those couple of sunny and warm days in February were misleading, but enough to bring additional energy and joy and forward looking to summer days. Lately… few days on my own, spending some time outside with friends N. and D., walking around, watching spy movies, practicing Tai Chi in complete silence. And what’s also beautiful now is that my family is back home to me after one week spent in Herrenberg.

L’isola che non c’è

Peter Pan and Captain Hook is one of the fairy tales of the moment for my children. I like telling them the story, listening to and singing the songs with them. And thinking that “L’isola che non c’è” exists and can be reached.
“E ti prendono in giro se continui a cercarla Ma non darti per vinto, perché Chi ci ha già rinunciato e ti ride alle spalle Forse è ancora più pazzo di te”

We recently spent a nice morning out with friends at a snowy and icy Tegeler See!

Sparse Thoughts

– On Asimov’ Solaria they use nose filters to protect themselves from viruses and bacteria. Same does Diabolik against noxious gases.Since the beginning of this mess, I have been wondering why the “real” World does not seem to investigate this path for solution.

Physics Videos by Eugene Khutoryansky is an interesting Youtube channel, with animated audio/videos about various branch of Physics. I recently discovered it while searching for visual aid to help me through the hallucinating quantum mechanics theory.

– I believe Edoardo Bennato is better than Pino Daniele.

Ten

Ten years ago I moved here. I’ve been in love with many aspects of the essence of Berlin. The atmosphere you could feel here at that time, here in your chest … while walking in Prenzlauer Berg or in Kreuzberg, while sitting in a Café, while living a simple day, a simple weekend, a simple life in Berlin. Then it got less… less… less warm, less personal, less mine, colder and sometimes hard. And now the city looks empty, or almost invisible from our balconies and windows in these crazy times we are living. But Ten years one can’t forget. Mind been dreaming, life been blown into my chest.