Four years in eight minutes

It was on this day four years ago that I landed in Tuscany. For a reason, not just for a season. The best way to round it up is thus: Time moves slowly, but passes quickly. ― Alice Walker (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Amore agrees: it doesn’t seem like four years at all. I…

Thursday Doors, March 30 2017

A bit of anniversary and another instalment of doors from “Slovenian Tuscany” which impressed even us who live at the source. On this day three years ago, for some not quite determined reason (but mostly to show my photos and tell stuff to more than my immediate people), I posted my first ever blog post….

6xRay Windows

It’s neither x-ray windows nor my Russian blogger friend raynotbradbury, but the man himself in six quotations, accompanied by six Slovenian flower Power windows from Šmartno. The floor is yours, Mr. Bradbury: I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and…

Four movie months

Let me ruin storytelling for you: if bad things are happening now, good things will happen by the end. The opposite is also true. The End. — Seth Lochhead (quotation reblogged from wildfiremovies) Recently I’ve discovered a film critic who I trust. I might not share her opinion on all films, and she is a major…

Fiction is a whale

Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale. ― Gabriel García Márquez (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) I seem to have a problem with fiction – writing it, that is, far from reading it. That’s why here are some…

Street smart

My Grandma said: “Steven, here is 5 dollars and don’t tell your mother I’m getting this to you.” I said: “It will cost you more than that.” —Steven Wright Some signs of street smarts from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: © signature mmm

Not for a man

The title is part of a joke which I shall post at the end so that you’ll have to read it all. I have never been a huge fan of comics, that is stand-up comedians, but whenever I encounter one I tend to give it a shot. The one I remember the most is Tim…

Be patient but do something about it

Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but you choose to understand. ~ Author inconclusive Photo: © signature mmm

Carlin says curse

They say that instead of cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. Nothing is mentioned, though, about cursing a lack of candles. ~ George Carlin (quotation reblogged from The Off Key Of Life) Photo: © signature mmm

Found poetry

I’m going to quote as if randomly from my study book on English and American poetry, heavily underlined in rainbow colours, and mix this with my favourite Doors lines, without making clear who said what. Why? Because my feet are cold. Because I love the fact that I took this book with me to my new…

Who’s the real monster?

Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: “Here are our monsters,” without immediately turning the monsters into pets. ~ Jacques Derrida (quotation reblogged from raynotbradbury) Click on the first photo to enter the gallery. Location: Autonomous cultural zone “Metelkova City”, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo: © signature mmm

When in doubt, paddle

It’s not the water that flows but the river. It’s not time that passes but us. -Hervé Bazin Ljubljana, Slovenia, two weeks ago. Uplifting. Serene. Green. Photo: © signature mmm


It was only right now that I realised that the name of this village is not really English-friendly. But obviously the inhabitants of Šmartno, a small town in Goriška Brda wine region nicknamed “Slovenian Tuscany” (more photos from there here), do not take after the English pronunciation. Aided by the European Union, Šmartno has been restored and transformed into…

Trees being looked at

First, two tree quotations and then some photos from the garden I know the longest. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson (quotation reblogged from Do What You Wish) A drawing of a tree shows, not a tree, but a tree-being-looked-at….

Our biggest fear

What Orwell failed to predict is that we’d buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching. —Keith Lowell Jensen Photo: © signature mmm


Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. ― Philip K. Dick, “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon” (quotation reblogged from Nigeriastreets) Photo: a © signature mmm production