• To Life and Good Health, Part 2

    Benjamin Portelli

    In my last post, I concluded with the suggestion that Malta has had the benefit of hindsight and vicarious learning when it came to the application of certain policies and changes to culture, and that through observing the progress of other countries before jumping on any bandwagon, it was able ...

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  • To Life and Good Health, Part 1

    Benjamin Portelli

    There is a peaceful little church in Rabat that’s commonly known as Tas-Saħħa, though it has two dedications, one as a Church of St Francis, and the other as a Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good Health. I had the good fortune of being shown around the church by Fr ...

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  • Bogħod mill-qalb

    Benjamin Portelli

    Have you heard about the Swiss cart-rut photographer? Monika Trinkler has visited Malta twice a year since 1983. A lover of history, Ms Trinker sought, and failed to find, a guide to all the cart ruts in Malta, ultimately embarking on a project to map the cart ruts herself (ToM link). One particular quote struck ...

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  • Bogħod mill-għajn…

    Benjamin Portelli

    It was summer and I was in Malta between semesters abroad. During term-time, I still favoured live conversations over other means of contact, especially emails, which I found repetitive. So, MSN Messenger was my go-to channel until it went out of fashion. After that, I admit I was a tough ...

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