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    Ho viaggiato lungo rotte conosciute ed altre ignote, per lavoro ma anche per curiosità o solo per il desiderio di scoprire nuovi luoghi!
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    Vi apro le porte del mio mondo virtuale... seguitemi lungo l'itinerante scorrer d'acqua lasciando traccia di vissuto.

  • What to say about Claudine? She is passionate about living a present, balanced and authentic life, with a healthy dose of humor! She loves to travel the world, explore new places, people and food, but equally loves to retreat into silent solitude. She is a writer who follows a hidden path, into an unfamiliar world. If you just surrender and go with her on her eerie journey, you will find that you have surrendered to enchantment, as if in a voluptuous and fantastic dream. She makes you believe everything she sees in her fantasy and dreams. But as well you take a journey to the frozen mountain peaks of the north of Europe, to the crowded sweating streets of Mexico or Africa. Her characters are wonderfully real and wholly believable perfectly situated in her richly textured prose. She’s a lovely person and she writes with exquisite powers of description! She’s simply great! R. McKelley

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    Chi è Claudine? Lei è appassionata nel vivere al presente una vita equilibrata e autentica, con una sana dose di humour! Ama viaggiare per il mondo, esplorare nuovi luoghi, persone e cibo, ma ugualmente ama ritirarsi in solitudine, nel silenzio. E' una scrittrice che segue un sentiero nascosto, verso un mondo sconosciuto. Se solo vi arrendete e andate con lei in questa spettacolare avventura, realizzerete che vi siete confidati all’incantevole, come in un sogno fantastico ed avvolgente. Vi farà credere ad ogni cosa che lei vede nei suoi stessi sogni e fantasie. Ma inizierete anche un viaggio verso le cime ghiacciate del nord Europa, verso le strade affollate del Messico o Africa. I protagonisti sono magnificamente reali e totalmente credibili stupendamente inseriti nella ricca trama di prosa. E’ una “grande” persona e scrive con uno squisito potere descrittivo. E’ semplicemente magnifica.

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Ebola against all odds * Il virus mortale ebola contro ogni pronostico

A health worker in protective clothing holds a child suspected of having Ebola in the Paynesville treatment center on October 5.

I’m very concerned about World War III

This isn’t a challenge between greedy nations willing to overcome each other, or factions keeping at the side of the one or the other. I’m talking about a battle against something bigger than bombs or weapons. Something you can’t surreptitiously control from distance, planning the whole on a table, calculating upon risks and acknowledging the gains…

 

Marie Nyan, whose mother died of Ebola, carries her 2-year-old son, Nathaniel Edward, to an ambulance in the Liberian village of Freeman Reserve on Tuesday, September 30.

 

AVAAZ

I’m talking about a battle concerning everyone of us… doesn’t matter if we live in the (pathetic) neutral Switzerland, or in the United States of America, in Africa, South America or in any Asian’s nation…

I’m talking about ebola… and I’m sure you know quite well that isn’t matter of a joke. Since yesterday I’m keeping an eye on the AVAAZ site in which thousands of men and woman are enlisting as volunteers to help defeat the battle “ebola”.

I’m astonished, first of all the real fear went deep inside my whole body, my heart, my Mind… then I understood and I was very moved. There are people from all over the world; from each corner of Mother Earth… all of them are giving a concrete sing of approval, a sign of compassion and love.

AVAAZ count upon 39 million of people… and so many of them are willing to give their own life’s to save others. I’m so deeply proud of them all! Until today I quite didn’t realize that the “critical mass” and the vibration’s power generated, it’s a tangible reality. All their names are registered; they are ready to move towards great objectives, for the sake of all of us… for the entire planet… for Mankind.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

– Nelson Mandela

What we choose to live for, risk for, give ourselves to, is the thing that gives our lives meaning. When it’s children, we create a family. And when it’s our fellow human beings, we create a much bigger family. Those threatened by Ebola are calling for our help. Do we swallow our fear and answer? In this moment, we choose. And by our choice, create the world we dream of, one where every one of us is a precious member of one people, one human family.

 

Health workers in Monrovia place a corpse into a body bag on September 4.

 

See link for updates on  AVAAZ Volunteers

 

There came the fatal question which could occur to anyone of us: shall I leave too? Give my consideration to help the world by leaving my family and kids? To what can I be helpful?

I couldn’t sleep, last night. My heart is divided between deep fear and compassion… but still my duty is to stay close to my family. I can’t betray my loyalty to tem… but I still can somehow spread the word or give my knowledge from afar. I’m following the Buddhist path, many of you already know, and I’m not really a specialist of anything, unfortunately… unless I have the fortune to write down “deep feelings and happenings” in such a way that moves the readers. Since so many years I’m engaged in cultivating a kind heart with deep compassion to all form of life. Trinlay, my spiritual teacher, once said that compassion is a “verb,” meaning to act and not just a “wishing well to someone” from afar.

We are all equal, brothers and sisters… in my country, we only cite the deceased persons (health service, missionaries…) little is said about the thousands of African’s victims and their families… of orphans who are “rejected and turned away” for fear of contagion with the ebola virus. It’s now quite a responsibility for every one of us to act with generosity and courage, we have to take conscientiousness, stand up and do something. This is not just philosophy; we’re all kin, all human beings whom deserve to live.

I’m appealing to:

the 26 countries in Africa: Central American Republic Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan (involved in total 162 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups);

the 16 countries in Asia:   Afghanistan, Burma-Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand (involved 134 between militias-guerrillas, separatist and anarchic groups).

the 9 countries Europe: Chechnya Dagestan, Ukraine (involved 71 between militias-guerrillas, separatist or anarchic groups).

the 8 Middle East: Iraq, Israel, Gaza Strip, Syria, Yemen (involved 182 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups).

the 5 Americas: Colombia, Mexico (involved 25 between drug cartels, militias-guerrillas, separatist and anarchic groups).

Put down all weapon and take part to struggle against the real Danger: Ebola.

 

I used to fly to Kinshasa, Brazaville, Monrovia, Lagos and Dakar… almost 20 years ago, when I still was working for the airline Swissair. I do well remember the year 1995, when the first information’s about the epidemic virus ebola had reached the Managements of the airlines flying to Africa. At first, there had been detailed informations (which had caused several problems related to the flight attendant and pilots who refused to take service on these routes) and whose, as was my case, whom had to fly there picked up from the “reserve-duty”. Then it took over the no-fly zone, since the epidemic disease it seemed out of controll… I remember the people we repatriated on Swissair flights… even despite their will, full with apprehension and terror painted on their faces. After some time, I naively I believed it had been an isolated and defeated epidemic case…

Many doubts assail me… and most of all, we shall not forget that only in Zaire are the 60 percent of the earth’s cobalt, enormous petroleum reserves, much of the global supply of industrial-grade diamonds, and mind-boggling quantities of gold, silver, zinc, manganese, coal, and assorted precious metals. Are there some type of hidden interests?

Are we faced with yet another lab’s manipulations conspiracy,  as with certain flu’s virus for which already were available antidotes from large pharmaceutical companies? Questionable…  Another curiosity: what do they say at the W.H.O? Could ebola become worldwide pandemic with the application of a global martial law?

 

See link for updates on CNN

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  1. snowbird

     /  October 12, 2014

    I read that too and wished I could help but I have no nursing skills either. It is a terrifying illness and seeing how those poor people are suffering is simply awful. I hope a vaccination is found quickly and this terrible virus is brought under control.xxx

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    • Dear Dina… ebola is a topic that people in Europe do not like to touch! It feels safe here, away from the African continent… safe in the illusion that with our wellbeing and leisure, we are far from danger.
      While in office, colleagues do not want to discuss it and the newspapers only write a paragraph of a few lines while there are pages and pages on the sport and the carnage of the wars in too many countries.
      It is not easy to resign themselves to this type of boycott… Anyhow I was deeply impressed by the great show of solidarity of the members of AVAAZ.ORG (see link). There are thousands who give their voluntary adherence to help – in person – in anyway. Many in the medical, logistical, but also nuns and monks… A marvel of sensation: the * critical mass * has now been achieved, quite soon we will have the windward taken! Hugs and have a lovely day :-)c

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  2. Scary thought!! I hope, for all our sakes, that premise is wrong.The volunteers are truly inspiring.

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  • Claudine’s novels * i miei romanzi

  • Piccoli passi nella Taiga (not published)

  • Il Segreto degli Annwyn Edizioni Ulivo – Balerna ISBN 978 88 98 018 079

  • The Annwyn’s Secret Austin Macauley London ISBN 9781785544637 & ISBN 9781785544644

  • Chrysalis Bartók

  • Silloge Poetica “Tracce” – Edizioni Ulivo Balerna

  • Il Kumihimo del Sole – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN: 978-88-6122-060-7
  • Il Cristallo della Pace – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN 978-88-6122-189-5
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    ISBN 978-88-6122-055-3
  • I 4 Elementi – Macromedia Edizioni Torino

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