Janis Joplin

Never compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
—Janis Joplin

From my farewell party before moving to Tuscany, April 2013. Happy birthday, Janis! Photo: a friend

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Welcome, Sergio

We watched an amusing and poignant feel-good film this weekend called Welcome, Mr. President. It’s Italian and it’s about what happens what Italy elects Giuseppe Garibaldi as a new president. A librarian fisherman from the mountains fits the name and the role. And yes, there’s Janis too:

However, Italia indeed has a new presidente since this weekend. His name is Sergio and this name always brings Zmelkoow’s tune to mind. And no, he’s not James Bond from Trieste as they sing. Benvenuto!