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What I learned Running Every Day for a Month

What I learned Running Every Day for a Month

While landing back to Amsterdam after a winter in Indonesia, I knew that I had to invent something to keep myself busy and avoid the post-travel blues. That idea took shape as a personal challenge: run every day for a month. No matter what.   Why? Why Not. I’m certainly not new to running. Running is an […]

June 12, 2016 | By | 6 Replies More
[Learnt what?] WordPress Development & CSS3

[Learnt what?] WordPress Development & CSS3

My first networking event in Amstedam, OpenCoffee, left me disappointed because there were a lot of freelancers hunting for customers. In between plenty of self-declared Social Media Experts, few “I make websites with WordPress” caught my attention. For the web-analphabets, WordPress is a free software that runs ~20% of all the Internet websites around. It […]

March 6, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Learnt What?

Learnt What?

If I have to summarize in a sentence my experience since I started my entrepreneurial life, it’s gonna be: “I’ve learnt a lot of new stuff…” So I decided to list here the skills that I’ve learnt so far, that are helping and will help making my dreams come true, and to dedicate a series […]

February 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Another taxi ride, to Swat Valley

Another taxi ride, to Swat Valley

Greetings from Nantes – beautiful city in Brittany, crossed by the Loira river, French country. I missed a lot travelling, being grounded in Amsterdam for more than 3 weeks recovering from the knee “let me check” surgery I had. Full of joy and excitement, I stepped into another taxi to reach the beloved Schiphol airport, […]

January 26, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
How about Tel Aviv, Israel

How about Tel Aviv, Israel

NOTE: The following post is written in Comic Sans font, because I think I’m funny. I think everyone has some places that trigger curiosity, excitement, interest. Places we want to visit, we fantasize about, without really a reason behind it. One of this places for me was Lisbon, Portugal. After my brother showed me the […]

January 19, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Two-thousand-twelve-ing, or Twenty-Twelve-ing?

Two-thousand-twelve-ing, or Twenty-Twelve-ing?

While my friends and I repeated the celebration of the new year last Saturday, countdown included, the masses in New York City are confused about how to call it, this newborn 2012:

January 10, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Recommended book: How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World (Harry Browne)

Recommended book: How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World (Harry Browne)

In between Christmas, knee surgery and New Year Eve, I didn’t publish the post number 11 of my personal challenge, but on the other side, this time of the year is notoriously a time of self-indulgence and self-overfeeding so I forgive myself urbi et orbi. Anyway, this is post #11. In post-operation recovery I finished reading […]

January 4, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
11 things from 2011

11 things from 2011

As anyone in the blogosphere, I should write a post looking back to 2011 and another one listing the resolutions for 2012. Maybe I should say that “end of the year is always a good moment to stop and analyze” or something like that. But truth to be told – I spent a fair amount of […]

January 3, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
My knee hurts! – and why this is good news

My knee hurts! – and why this is good news

Today if I shift my weight on the left leg, and bend the knee forming a 40-something degrees angle, I can clearly feel a tremble and a slight pain in the frontal-lower part of the knee, where the tibia (or shinbone or shank bone) and fibula (or calf bone) are connected.

December 20, 2011 | By | 6 Replies More
My motorcycle diary: Amsterdam-Milano-Amsterdam

My motorcycle diary: Amsterdam-Milano-Amsterdam

May, 2007 – Door to door: Amsterdam-Albiate, and back. Another crazy idea realized, only one week after running a marathon – but that’s another story.  

December 13, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More