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What makes a tree a tree?

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A fascinating journey into the world of plant genetics!

… maybe it’s time to start thinking of tree as a verb, rather than a noun — tree-ing, or tree-ifying. It’s a strategy, a way of being, like swimming or flying, even though to our eyes it’s happening in very slow motion. Tree-ing with no finish in sight — until an ax, or a pest, or a bolt of Thanksgiving lightning strikes it down.

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“I love it when people are complimented on something they’re wearing and they accept the compliment as if it was about them. That’s kind of the job of clothes; to get compliments for us, because it’s very hard to get compliments based on your human qualities. Right? Let’s face it, no matter how nice a person you are, nobody’s gonna come and say “Hey, nice person.” It’s much easier to be a bastard and just try and match the colours up.”

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Updated Privacy Policy

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The WordPress.com Blog

As part of our commitment to privacy and transparency, we’re updating our Privacy Policy. We want to give you more information about how we collect and use personal information — in a more organized and readable format.

“Your privacy is critically important to us.” These are the first words of our Privacy Policy, and words we live by when designing and building our products.

Here are some of the updates you’ll see:

  • We split the Privacy Policy up into sections titled: Information We Collect, How We Use Information, Sharing Information, Choices, and Security. Our aim is to make the Policy easier to follow and understand. We really want you to read the whole thing!
  • We added specific information about how our Privacy Policy applies to Jetpack sites and the WordPress mobile app.
  • We included real-world, concrete examples to illustrate our policies and give you a clearer picture of how…

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The only man with a stroller

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me and Steve, Jan 26 - 2018

Last September I became a father … one of the things I enjoy the most is having long walks around in the city or by the seaside.

One of the things that are surprising me, during those walks, is becoming more and more aware that here mens with a stroller are … rare. And probably I’m the only one around having those walks for the simple pleasure of doing that.
Sometimes I encounter other fathers with their kids, but they’re going from their house to the mothers in law ones.

Does this happens in your city too?

Big changes ahead

Life

I really don’t know if 2017 has been a great year or what… for sure it has taken in my life some BIG changes:

  1. fatherhood;
  2. more awareness of how precious life is at the same time ephemeral;
  3. the victory of a competition for a permanent job position in the research Institute where I’ve been working as a contractor for the last eleven years of my life;
  4. big envolvment with the local WordPress community, which will take us to the WordCamp Bari 2018 event.

Given all of these I am going to make some changes in my on-line presence. So I am giving a second chance to this Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme to make this website a ‘professional’ standpoint for (the eventual) international audience of mine.

My New Year Wish

Life

And for this year, my wish for each of us is small and very simple.
And it’s this.

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Neil Gaiman