Cose recluse di uomini reclusi, di Lia Tommi


di Lia Tommi, Alessandria

“Cose recluse ” racconta di un progetto svolto da Daniele Robotti e Mariangela Ciceri nella Casa di Reclusione di San Michele. Sono storie e vite raccontate attraverso le immagini degli oggetti in cella e le parole di chi li ha costruiti, le immagini significative di alcuni spazi comuni .

Oggi pomeriggio la presentazione di questo libro, nella Sala storica della Biblioteca Civica “Francesca Calvo ” di Alessandria, ha avuto un forte impatto emotivo sugli intervenuti.

Daniele Robotti , fotografo professionista, ha motivato la scelta degli oggetti e del modo in cui sono stati rappresentati, operazioni avvenute in un’ora circa di visita all’interno della struttura carceraria.

Mariangela Ciceri , che si è occupata della parte narrativa, ha spiegato come sono avvenuti gli incontri con i detenuti e i loro racconti di vite tra gli oggetti in cella e gli ambienti della detenzione.

La Direttrice Elena Lombardi Vallauri ha raccontato in modo semplice ed incisivo la vita all’interno del carcere, in spazi angusti , senza più una reale nozione di tempo che non sia determinata da questi incontri o da quelli con i propri familiari, un’umanità e una profondità che noi, fuori, non possiamo immaginare, che a volte sconfina in grande fragilità emotiva, mentre i più forti emergono. La necessità del lavoro, determinante per un reale riscatto morale e per la riabilitazione, è ostacolata dalla mancanza di risorse e ancor più di spazi adeguati.

Numerose le domande a lei rivolte dal pubblico, nell’ intento di conoscere questa realtà e di formulare ipotesi per un miglior funzionamento in termini di recupero dei detenuti.

Moderatore dell’incontro Fabrizio Priano , Presidente dell’Associazione Libera Mente, Laboratorio di Idee, che ha saputo cogliere con grande sensibilità le peculiarità di questo libro e il messaggio in esso contenuto e ne ha organizzato questo momento di promozione.

Sono state proiettate alcune immagini, accompagnate da brevi racconti, la cui lettura è stata affidata a Cristina Saracano e a me, Lia Tommi.

80’s Teenager!


Oh no I hear you say not the 80’s, but I honestly loved being a teenager in the 80’s,big hair and shoulder pads! I must have used more hair spray,gel and mouse products than I have in a lifetime,our faces were caked in make up ( Even the boys) this came about when bands such as Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet wore make up they were called New Romantics and they looked fab!

Clothes were a big thing too ,I tried to dress like Madonna i loved her individuality she was so different and glam all at the same time ( BIG fan),I loved my ripped jeans, Crop tops,denim jackets,frilly ankle socks and ankle boots in fact most of those styles are making a comeback.

I was never without my boombox,i just love all types of Music.. back then as you know Madonna,Toyah,The Clash,Billie Idol,Japan,Culture Club ( I Actually made…

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Little House!


In my eyes this has got to be the most touching show ever, I love it so much i think I’ve seen every episode a thousand times or more.When my daughter’s go to my mum’s for a sleep over or even a couple of hours if ‘Little House’ is on she’ll says ” that’s your mum’s favourite programme ever when she was a wee girl”! I remember when the school bell rang on a Thursday for home time,i would run home to sit in front of the T.V to watch it,I was so excited!

The first episode aired in 1974 I’m sure ” Harvest of friends” when the Ingalls family moved to ‘Plum creek’ near ‘Walnut grove! Charles better known as Pa got a job at Hanson’s lumber yard to help build ‘The little house’and this is where it all began.

I was 8yrs old and I absolutely loved Laura…

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My 2 wee petals 💞


Hi my lovelies,just wanted to share some wee quotes,thinking of my girlies.


My Daughter’s are super amazing and I’m the lucky one because I get to be their mum.


I constantly go between wanting you to be my baby forever, and being excited about all the amazing things you’ll do in this life.


A daughter needs a dad to be the standard against which she will judge all men.


I never want them to think the whole world revolves around them. But I want them to know,without doubt ,that my whole world does.


A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.


Dear daughter’s,If I could give you one thing in life,I would give you the ability to see yourselves through my eyes. Only then would you realize how special you both are to me.👭

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Marriage 💑


Husband’s are the best people to share secrets with. They’ll never tell anyone because they aren’t even listening.


Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right and the other is the husband.


Never laugh at your wife’s choices….you’re one of them.


My hubby said ” you know how you said i know how to push all of your buttons.unfortunately I still haven’t been able to find the mute button” ( cheeky,just as well I love him)


Dear love of my life, I just want you to know how much I’ve enjoyed annoying you all this time. And how excited I am to keep doing so in the future.


The perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.( Luv you hubby, you are my today and all of my tomorrows). 💑

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Family altogether 💛


Mothers..believe in us more than we believe in ourselves,do more for us than they do for themselves,worryaboutusmorethanwerealize pray for us more than we’ll ever know,value is more than anything else in the world,give us more than they can afford,love us more than anyone else can and matter more than words can express.🎆


We should always love our parents.Sometimes we are so busy growing up and we often forget that they’re also growing old.🎆


Families are like fudge…mostly sweet with a few nuts.😀


We didn’t realise we were making memories we just knew we were having fun.😀


Family..We may not have it all together,but together we have it all.🎊


Family is where life begins and love never ends.💛

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Presentazione di “Traiano ” di Gianluca D’Aquino, di Lia Tommi

di Lia Tommi , Alessandria

L’Associazione SpazioIdea , nell’ambito della rassegna Spazio all’Idea, ha organizzato questo pomeriggio la presentazione del romanzo storico “Traiano” di Gianluca D’Aquino, nella splendida cornice di Villa Guerci.

In mezzo a una splendida vegetazione, nella luce languida preserale, si è parlato di questa figura di imperatore romano molto interessante.

Discendente di uno dei soldati romani insediati in Spagna, a Italica,, Marco Ulpio Traiano compì una memorabile e inesorabile ascesa al potere: senatore, generale, e poi Imperatore di Roma e di tutto l’Impero.

È la figura di un uomo che non smise mai di sognare, di bramare l’eternità, proponendosi di emulare e superare le imprese di Alessandro Magno, senza dimenticare la volontà del suo popolo: una figura che non ha mai smesso di risplendere .

Create the Things you Wish Existed

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                We have all come across the most famous companies such as What’s app, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Uber, OLA, KFC, Zomato etc. But have you ever wondered who were the ones behind these revolutionary startups ??
1) What’s app – Brain Acton and Jan Koum found the most popular mobile app in the world. Jan was born in the rural areas of Ukraine. He lived in a house which did not even have electricity connection. Later on, his family moved on to California to make ends meet. At 2009 Jan bought an IPhone. It was during this time Jan and Brain got an idea. They thought of creating a messaging application free from bugs and advertisements. Tough they faced so many rejections initially through their constant effort and persistence now the app has become viral and has…

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Top 12 Rules of my Life

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1)  Keep Jesus first in all that you do. When Jesus is all you have, you have all that you need.

                     In this world, nothing can outstand God’s love. His Love is the same today, tomorrow and forever. When the creator of the whole world directs your life, just imagine how each day will be like.
2) Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
                     Many hesitate to smile thinking that the people around them would take advantage of them. No, that isn’t true at all. A smile not only makes others happy but also brightens up your day too.
3) Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

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End Up The Blame Game

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          In this world, we live in today people love playing the Blame Game. They try finding fault in others or in themselves. From “BLAME” starts “HATRED” which eventually ends up in “REVENGE”. When we blame ourselves for the things that had happened we start hating ourselves which finally ends in loneliness, suicide, and anxiety whereas when we blame others for the things that had happened in our lives we start hating them which results in resentment, homicide, acid attacks, and wars. This shows that the main cause of all the major problems such as suicide and war begins with a minor cause which is blame.
Most people get so caught up in blaming that they continue to blame and sabotage their own life. It’s easy to blame ourselves or those who have wronged us for just about everything that is wrong with our life. But…

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What This Life Is All About ???

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                      We all come into this world for a reason. We all have questions running on our mind of who we really are and what we are going to be. Before getting placed, I was so confused about what I was going to do after college. All I asked the Lord was to give me any Job. The Lord was so faithful enough to answer my prayer and I got placed in a Core Company. I was so happy on the day I got selected but that happiness was short-lived. I sat in a lonely place and wondered what was the cause for my sadness even after attaining all that I had wished for in a greater measure.Only then I found out that my happiness lied not to me but in my surroundings. In this world, people often tend to…

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Discover the Power of Gratitude

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                  God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to thank the Lord for the good health, family, friends, and food ??? In this busy world, we tend to keep on running the race of life failing to look at the beautiful things around us which keep on passing away. In my case too, it was the same scenario. Every morning I wake up at 5.00 am and go jogging. My main focus was to just run for one hour. I seldom took time to thank the Lord for it is he who has added a new day in my life. This went on until I got an abscess right on the thumb of my foot. It was a very painful experience. I was able to neither run nor walk. The abscess on my thumb got worse that I…

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Win the Battle between Good and Bad

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                    At times in our Lives, we think that there is no one to watch our boring lives and we go on doing whatever we wish to do. But behind the scene, our lives are featured as the most interesting Movie watched by the Lord and the Devil. Each and everything we do on earth is displayed in a 3D screen at heaven. For every good thing that we do the lord gains a point and in the same way for every bad thing, we do the devil gains a point. As the points increases, the Lord converts them into blessings and pours in out into our lives whereas the devil coverts them into sufferings and pours in out into our lives. Life is short and sweet but it all depends on how we choose to be. Live a life…

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