Moved

We moved, 150 meters from where we stayed, but it’s been still a hard work.

We are feeling good at the new place. Things are getting settled.

We were lucky with our first house in Herrenberg, we feel lucky with this new one.

SSC Napoli Campione d’Italia

💙💙💙

E’ stato un anno calcistico bellissimo, pomeriggi e serate passate davanti alla TV a guardare questo Napoli divertente, spettacolare, corretto, sano. Insieme a mio figlio Diego tante volte, ed a riguardare le immagini stupende dei loro gol e delle loro vittorie. Un percorso vissuto insieme a loro, anche se a distanza, dall’inizio, dal ritiro in estate quando avevo avvertito qualcosa di nuovo e positivo in questa squadra.
Spero che il Napoli ed il suo modo di interpretare il calcio possa essere di ispirazione ed esempio per le altre squadre, per i bambini e per quelli che seguono questo sport.

Il Napoli e’ Campione d’Italia. Sembro quasi abituato a pensarlo dopo il grande distacco e la grande superiorita’ rispetto alle avversarie espressi per tutto il campionato. Eppure fino a qualche mese fa era qualcosa che pareva non doversi realizzare mai, quasi un miraggio, un traguardo da rincorrere e guardare ma non raggiungibile.
L’ultima volta era successo 33 anni fa. Avevo 15 anni. C’era il grande Diego.
Il Napoli e’ Campione d’Italia! Adesso. E c’e’ Diego, il piu’ importante di sempre.

Foundation and Wanda

Re-reading Asimov’s Foundation, I realised how the name of my daughter is linked to my favourite book and dream…

Wanda is the name of a planet in the Foundation Trilogy. The temporary headquarters for the navy of Bel Riose, General of the Galactic Empire, during the war between the Empire and the Foundation. Ducem Barr and Lathan Devers were kept in a prison on Wanda during this war, and Devers’ ship was impounded there also.

Wanda Seldon is a character in Isaac Asimov’s science-fiction novel Forward the Foundation. Wanda Seldon (12040 GE-) is the granddaughter of Hari Seldon and the daughter of Raych and Manella Seldon. If it were not for her, Seldon may not have been able to set up his Second Foundation as envisioned by Yugo Amaryl before his death. Wanda was the first person Seldon had met with her unique brand of mentalic powers, but not the last. Along with Stettin Palver, she formed the seeds of the Second Foundation and ensured the survival of the Foundation until and beyond the formation of the Second Galactic Empire, assuming Galaxia didn’t take place.

Great and Spectacular

SSC Napoli demonstrated once again to be a Great and Spectacular football team. It was not enough to move further forward in Europe: it takes something different than that in such a toxic environment. Still I hope that this team will remain anchored to the sports values they showed this year: leave the others to their hypocrisy and boredom.