100 Days Project: A Retrospective

So last year, for (more than) 100 Days in a row, I have invented a German word a day trying to express feelings that felt important, quirky or invisible. This is what I wrote before starting the project while the following are thoughts I’ve collected… Read more


Letter To A Skinny Boy Entering His 30s

Dear skinny boy, Remember when your mom used to promise you amazing presents if you managed to put on weight while my mother had to desperately hide food from me? Remember your effortless high school success at gymnastics,  floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault,… Read more


6 Freaky Things About Berlin Startups

Unless “mystery shopper” and “cat sitter”  really count as grownup jobs, it is fair to admit that I never had a job before moving to Germany. I had a family, though, and that family was led by two proud members of your average Italian working… Read more