Għal għonq it-triq #7: Jack Hirschman

Illum, it-13 ta’ Diċembru, il-poeta Jack Hirschman jagħlaq 80 sena. Tmenin, u għaddej ġmielu! Nistħajlu n-nannu Whitman. Bħalu, minn New York, u beda minn Paumanok. Bħalu, ta’ spirtu wiesa’, iħaddan id-dinja mingħajr ma jifgaha. Bħalu, poeta minn dawk fejn il-jien mhuwiex il-jien ta’ wieħed, iżda ta’ ħafna, eluf, fuq il-paġna u lil hinn minnha. Darba …

Crowdfunding for a Maltese passport – a good idea?

In response to Malta’s decision to sell citizenship – and its corresponding EU passport – to “ultra-high net worth individuals” in return for a one-time ‘donation’ of €650,000 (plus a €7,500 “Due Diligence fee” for the private company which has been given exclusive competence to market and sell the scheme), last weekend, I sent a …

Out of place – or to return without returning

Eppure l’Italia è una parola aperta, piena d’aria. Erri de Luca, Solo andata (Nota di geografia) Map after map, we’re accustomed to seeing the Italian peninsula as a boot, perhaps for the catwalk, perhaps for the football pitch, or simply for hiking, even whilst staying put. Now and again the leg bends slightly at the …