“It’s the first time I’ve been in a place with so many different cultures and countries,” a Roma man from a small village in Romania said to me. 428 more words
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After living in another—or rather, multiple cultures— for a few years, I can tell when I’m being American. Americans (or rather I should say a subsection of Americans) love the “underdog who struggles to the top” narrative, and the “radically generous giving that changes lives” narrative. 441 more words
Sweltering in the piercing sun on Mars Hill in Athens, Greece,
I imagined Paul’s artfully constructed speech to the philosophers gathered to hear this ‘new teaching.’ It was not difficult to imagine the spiritual inquisitiveness and intellectual pride in first century Greece from a city set in the shadow of the glorious Areopagus—or, as Paul noted, a city ‘fully of idols.’ 692 more words
Sono latitante da un po’, lo so bene, ma non vi starete di certo strappando i capelli (chi ne ha, sia chiaro).
Affronteremo più in là i motivi di questa assenza scribacchina, che ci sono periodi talmente stressanti da togliere ogni forza mentale a fine giornata e come Lei ben diceva “I poeti scrivono di notte”, noi lo sappiamo. 586 more words