Uno (1). Running, again, finally. I have sporadically kept up some running during these weeks of upheaval, and I think I am at the point where I can say I have started a routine again – which means I can re-focus on training!
Due (2). Opera! Catania is the hometown of Vincenzo Bellini (renown opera composer) and home to the Massimo Bellini Opera House. Spoke with a friend yesterday about making opera plans, and I am looking forward to learning more about opera while we’re here.
Tre (3). Soggiorno’s Permit. Yes, that is an Italian-English hybrid. Permesso di Soggiorni or Sojourner’s Permit. Either way, to stay in the country, I had to apply for it and get fingerprinted.
Quattro (4). Inkless fingerprinting!!! Who knew!
Cinque (5). Telepass! The feature of yesterday’s cinquecento post is a hit. We zipped through the tolls last night and although the morning toll was busier, we still maintained an edge over the cars in the pay-toll booths.
What is Occupy Wall Street all about?
These articles informed me today:
New York Times. Best line “In effect, the banks socialized risk and privatized profits.”
LA Times. Note: “Polls show perhaps four out of five Americans are unhappy with the political system”
I thought it best to check with the, ahem, Wall Street Journal.
They all give a similar report: people are fed up with corporate greed and taking unorganized action that may or may not lead to a more powerful movement.
What do you think? Can anything stop corporate greed? Or are you comfortable with the status quo?