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Davide Mana

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A paleontologist and environmental scientist by trade, Davide currently lives in the wine country of the Asti province, in southern Piedmont.


I think my friend Claire over at Scribblings calls it free writing, while I call it writing practice, because I discovered it as a form of Zen practice in a wonderful little (but great!) book called Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg.
Yea, I mention it quite often.
It’s one of the two books that got me back to writing when I was in university.
Anyway, writing practice or free writing,...

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Published on May 25, 2015 17:10
Average rating: 4.26 · 138 ratings · 32 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
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Il destino dell'iguanodonte
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The Ministry of Thunder
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Avventurieri del Mondo Perduto
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Un fil di fumo
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Palmyra, l'atollo maledetto
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Lair of the White Ape
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“Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination - stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one - million - year - old light. A vast pattern - of which I am a part... What is the pattern, or the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?”
Richard P. Feynman
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