the purchase of a ladder

it was a rush purchase, lacking the lust of ritual, Saturday morning, after unsuccessfully having tried for one hour to drill a damn hole through steel reinforced concrete in the ceiling above my dinner table, standing atop a stool and a chair, my back hurting.

corrupt politician closing a deal

it cannot get worse

A democracy needs a great deal of keeping. And yes, it can get worse. It can get way worse. Italy, with al its political corruption and problems, is a democracy in the EU. Many countries would give all they have to be in Italy’s place in the global politics.

fall to the bottom with Primo Levi

The macabre design of an economic system within those camps, where faucets be new prisoners and sinks be “selections”, cold, and hunger-by-design.