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Il business del sistema carcerario (negli USA)

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Sapevo che il carcere negli USA è un business, con i reclusi sfruttati per lavori pagati pochi centesimi di dollaro all’ora, ma non sapevo che anche i famigliari venissero munti il più possibile.

Since being asked to write this review, I’ve paid $53 to the telecommunications company Securus so that a friend incarcerated in New York could call me—a $3 activation fee in addition to a $50 deposit in his account for future collect calls—and $50 to JPay, a subsidiary of Securus that bills itself as “the most trusted name in corrections,” so that I could email with people incarcerated here in the Northwest. This money is on top of my regular acquisition of stamps and envelopes to maintain traditional forms of correspondence with incarcerated friends who do not have email access.

Vivere intenzionalmente

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Tra le varie attività del giorno, a proposito di trasparenza estrema, c’è stata una piacevole e utile conversazione telefonica con Silvio Gulizia. Con Silvio ci conosciamo dai primi tempi della blogosfera. La vita ci ha portato a compiere due percorsi molto simili, volti alla ricerca di un diverso equilibrio nel gestire il proprio tempo.

Silvio da tempo condivide questo suo percorso con chi vuole ottenere gli stessi benefici del vivere intenzionalmente. Ho avuto modo di leggere il libro in cui Silvio ha riassunto questo cammino e gli insegnamenti che ha appreso, perché chiunque potesse beneficiarne. Un libro prezioso, nato da una newsletter settimanale, con la quale Silvio continua a condividere la sua esperienza.

Considerando la vicinanza di temi, con Silvio ci siamo ripromessi di meditare su qualcosa che possa unire il vivere intenzionalmente con l’equilibrio digitale. Intanto mi piace segnalarti il lavoro di Silvio, perché … Continua a leggere

Andare avanti, sempre

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Well, look at how much stands in the way of us being ourselves. Our circumstances—in John’s case, it was poverty. In this context, John came as close to succeeding as anybody I have ever met. He did what he wanted to do. I mean, even though he couldn’t really start writing until he was in his thirties, he damn well started. So he came as close as anyone I can imagine to becoming himself. He was willing to make whatever sacrifice and to face whatever challenge. He just kept going.

I think he wasn’t much interested in exploring himself, or maybe that’s what he did with his novels. I mean, he wasn’t interested in talking about himself at all. He was witty, and he was funny and always doing something, pickling his cucumbers. He was very active. The last thing he wanted was to have an earnest conversation.

Gran bella … Continua a leggere