Se passate dalla parte sud di Livorno, poco prima della scogliera alzate gli occhi verso terra, vedrete un curioso cubo bianco in mezzo alla macchia mediterranea che guarda il mare.
Si tratta delle rovine di quello che doveva essere il grandioso Mausoleo di Costanzo Ciano, gerarca fascista ghermito all'affetto dei cari nel 1939, e che doveva sobriamente sorreggere non solo un gigafaro alto 50 metri a forma di fascio littorio, ma anche un Kaiju di marmo del mite gerarca.
E invece quello che resta è questo cubo cavo, abbandonato ai rifiuti, alle sterpaglie e alle scorie dell'amore in camporella.

Da qui, completamente vittima del mio senso civico, rendo nota quindi l'iniziativa di cui mi vorrei far promotore: salviamo il Mausoleo di Ciano, TRASFORMANDOLO NEL DEPOSITO DI ZIO PAPERONE.

Ecco, allego un paio di immagini-prova; la forma c'è, le dimensioni anche. SINDACO, ASSESSORI, AMICI DISNEY: restituiamo nuova dignità e prestigio a questo relitto dimenticato da Dio e dagli uomini - con l'esclusione di qualche babbeo nostalgico - e ridiamo impulso al turismo migliore nella nostra città!

P.S. Sono serio.

Daniele Caluri

Essential supplies every DIY beginner needs

Washi tape

The versatile paper tape makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects.

X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work – you’ll need a proper cutting tool.

Spray paint

If you’re looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor – make some space to spray.

Painter’s tape

You’ll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have.

Paint pens

Paint pens are the perfect markers for art projects or home decor – especially if you want to make beautiful ceramics that won’t chip off in the dishwasher.

Card stock and origami paper

One of the easiest crafts for DIY beginners is paper crafts.

Baker’s twine

You can use twine for gift wrapping, textural home decor, jewelry and other fashion projects too.


Photoshop​ is a great program for editing photographs and letting your inner ­graphic artist play.

The Gummy Bear Spell

For Positivity and Productivity

You’ll Need:

  • A bag of gummies (bears or otherwise)
  • Pen and paper

On a piece of paper, as you’re focusing your intent and reasons, write the following:

“My day is good,
My treats are sweet,
This happy energy
Will keep me on my feet.

My day is good,
My hopes are high.
These yummy gummies
Will help me fly.”

Fold the paper if you have to and slide it into the bag - depending on intent, it can be good for more than one bag/box of gummies.

Famous Drawing Inspires New Way to Gauge Ancient Paper

One of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces, drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self-portrait, is in extremely poor condition. Centuries of exposure to humid storage conditions or a closed environment has led to widespread and localized yellowing and browning of the paper, which is reducing the contrast between the colors of chalk and paper and substantially diminishing the visibility of the drawing.

A group of researchers from Italy and Poland with expertise in paper degradation mechanisms was tasked with determining whether the degradation process has now slowed with appropriate conservation conditions — or if the aging process is continuing at an unacceptable rate.

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I am dreaming again,

of the hurricanes

that are yet to blow

our worlds;

And these pieces of paper

on which we wrote our songs

how they will rise

with the wind

before their meaning

is blurred

before they are thrown out

against will and wish

away from their home

and from under the familiar pen.


I am dreaming again,

of the cracks

ripping us apart

that will become permanent;

The thick lines

of dogma and doctrine

rinsed in the frankincense

of religion;

No boundary

No disguise

No balm

will erase

how we’d felt. Once.


I am dreaming again,

of the clear nights

and sentinel moon

when verses sung

by tear-streaked children

standing erect

looking over their shoulders

will be our only reminder

of the changes we sought

and damages

that could never be paid

in full.

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