Tuesday, July 19, 2005


in Italy it has three levels, easy, medium, difficult (and the forth actually is diabolic-evil). I'm happy to tell you that last sunday for the first time I started the difficult level: I'm still there. I needed three days for the medium, and by Christmas I'll finish this as well!!! yesterday I was sitting on a park bench, talking on my own -three, five, left, eight, no, here I can't- a teacher was there staring at me, but I didn't see him, after some minutes he came nearer, asking 'what are you doing...you seem so concentrated...' He might have thought I'm hopeless, but never mind, in christmas I'll tell him I've finished the difficult level : ))))

Maggie wrote me from Egypt, she's driving crazy as well, world would be better if wars would be replaced by sudoku global challenges.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Master end with Piceno food

morning meetings with Region expert and teachers asking questions about something they did not read (but they asked right questions, anyway, good teachers : ))). I gave the cd to everyone, included tutors and Albertone, gestore and owner of the toughest restaurant ever!! Lunch break dalle 2 alle 4, this time we deserved good bottles, not simply vino in caraffa. Briscola e fila 4. At 4, let's meet the press, sindaci ed istituzioni in Offida, belle presentazioni di lavori interessanti, at 7 let's have a bouffet together with Pecorino, Passerina and Lacrima, polenta con il truffle (il 13 luglio), stuffed olives, mixed cheeses, mixed desserts, ice cream....la vigna di cicciò.
Bella conclusione di un master forte con persone anche un po' matte.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Andrei Brodnik

second translation simultanea: shorter than Wenger, more concrete, less difficult, three-four times I left sentences on air -lasciare frasi in sospeso-. He is funny, very curious, many questions about who established the University, where the wine is produced, when the town was built. Simpaticaccio.