[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

National Debt Is $122 Trillion, Not $23 Trillion, Says Non-profit Group

Marxist Bernie Sanders Promotes Cuban Health Care – Filthy Institutions Not Even Pigs Would Enter –WITH PHOTOS

American Independent Party Submits List of Presidential Primary Candidates (including President Trump)

Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye

Submission Training Begins Early

Read Matt Bracken Books Bleeding-edge dystopian thrillers, for readers who are tired of politically-correct fiction.

“Understanding the Corona Virus Hoax”

U.S. Marines Raised American Flag During Battle for Iwo Jima on This Day in 1945

'I'll fight them to the death': Judge Judy warns Bernie Bros that they don't have a chance at the presidency because she's ready to battle to get Mike Bloomberg in the White House

Sanders: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘Entitled’ to the Same Government Benefits as Citizens

Latest Polling Is Terrible News for Michael Bloomberg’s Chances of Taking Down Bernie

What happened to Sneakypete ?

Trump Boat Trolls Bernie Sanders Vallejo Rally

Why Bernie Sanders is just the beginning of an American turn to the left (BARF)

Clint Eastwood supported Trump in 2016 and now supports Bloomberg

Celebrate The 40-Year Anniversary Of The Miracle On Ice

This is the crowd not able to get in to TrumpÂ’s rallyÂ… In Blue State NevadaÂ…

Bloomberg Loses Ground Following Debate Debut in Las Vegas

Pick your Socialist President 2020

Here's a List of All the Stuff 'Nanny' Bloomberg Has Tried to Ban

Voter Data From Trump's Arizona Rally Should Scare The Hell Out Of Democrats

Shocking Video Shows Cop Execute Unarmed Grandpa for Walking Toward Him

A Michigan Police Task Force Is Playing Jurisdiction Games To Avoid Compensating an Innocent Man Cops Put in the Hospital

What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream

Dealing with AGWs?

Movie Review: Vanishing Point (1971) : A libertarian perspective

Federal Judges Meeting Will Target Trump And Barr, Report Says

NSC adviser 'is to be reassigned' amid DC rumors SHE is the infamous 'Anonymous' behind anti-Trump NYTimes op-ed and book 'A Warning'

Off-Duty Cop Follows Woman Through Parking Lot, Attacks Her—Taxpayers Shell Out $125K

New Witness Corroborates Accusation That Mike Bloomberg Told Pregnant Employee to 'Kill It'

Cops Stop Veteran with PTSD for No Reason, Savagely Taser and Hit Him Over 30 Times

The Student Debt You Willingly Took On Is Not My Problem To Solve

Virginia: Gun Ban Bill Defeated!

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race

Trump Supporters Are George W Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters

US closes case against ex-FBI boss McCabe with no charges

Pelosi: A.G. Barr 'has deeply damaged the rule of law'

More Victims Discovered After Cop Caught on Video Planting Meth on Innocent People

PasTor Who Prophesized 4 Years Ago ... AbouT Kanye WesT’s ChrisTian Conversion Makes PredicTion --- AbouT PresidenT Trump’s Chances Of Re-elecTion

Senate Democrats queasy over Sanders as nomin

John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Trump breaks New Hampshire record for voter turnout for any incumbent president

Instrumental 9 year old guitarist Taj Farrant plays Chris Stapleton "Tennessee Whiskey" on his Gibson SG and Elixir strings Marshall amp

The Ten Most Destructive Americans of Eight Decades

Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Demands Takedown of ‘Deceptively Altered’ Video of Her SOTU Tantrum

OKC - A Conspiracy Theory

#FlashbackFriday when Vindman perjured himself and @RepBradWenstrup caught him.

Biden Calls Skeptical New Hampshire Voter ‘a Lying, Dog-Faced Pony Soldier’ (The dust-up came after the voter asked whether he can rebound from Iowa)

Trump's resilience ... causes DemocraTs --- To sound The alarm

Hillary Clinton Comments on Potentially Joining Democratic Ticket as VP Nominee


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Survival Skills
See other Survival Skills Articles

Title: Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years ("Wasting away in Margaritaville?")
Source: National Geographic
URL Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ ... fe-alone-on-a-paradise-island/
Published: Jul 27, 2017
Author: Glunaz Khan
Post Date: 2018-07-03 13:49:24 by Liberator
Keywords: Independence, Solitude, Monk-ish
Views: 452
Comments: 6

Seventy-eight-year-old Mauro Morandi often walks along the rocky shores of Budelli Island and looks out over the disconsolate sea, feeling dwarfed by the phantom forces that tug and twist the tides.

“We think we are giants that can dominate the Earth, but we’re just mosquitos,” Morandi says.

In 1989 on a stretch of water between Sardinia and Corsica, with a crippled engine and anchor adrift, Morandi’s catamaran was gripped by these same inexorable forces and carried to the shores of Budelli Island. When he learned that its caretaker was retiring from his post in two days, Morandi—long disenchanted with society—sold the catamaran and took his place.

He has lived alone on the island for the past 28 years.

Maddalena Archipelago National Park is comprised of seven islands, and Budelli is considered the most beautiful among them for its Spiaggia Rosa, or Pink Beach. The rose-colored sand derives its unusual hue from microscopic fragments of corals and shells, which have been slowly reduced to powder by the relentless shifting of the waves.

In the early nineties, Spiaggia Rosa was dubbed a place of “high natural value” by the Italian government. The beach was closed off to protect its fragile ecosystem, and only certain areas remain accesible to visitors. The island rapidly went from hosting thousands of tourists per day to a single heartbeat.

n 2016, after a three-year legal battle between a New Zealand businessman and the Italian government for ownership of the land, a court ruled that Budelli belonged to Maddalena National Park. The same year, the park challenged Morandi’s right to live on the island—and the public responded.

A petition protesting his eviction garnered more than 18,000 signatures, effectively pressuring local politicians to delay his expulsion indefinitely.

“I will never leave," Morandi says. "I hope to die here and be cremated and have my ashes scattered in the wind.”...

...This is not unusual for people who spend extensive periods of time alone. Scientists have long posited that solitude generates creativity, as evidenced by scores of artists, poets, and philosophers throughout the ages who produced their greatest works in seclusion from society.


Poster Comment:

Fascinating situation. Couldn't many men relate to a degree? But...but...where's his hot-tub and fridge of beer?

There's more to the article if you're interested. Including his religious belief (Not what you might think). And in case you're wondering just how "alone" this guy is:

In response to increasing development of the region, an internet company established a Wi-Fi connection on Budelli, connecting Morandi and his beloved piece of paradise to the world through social media.
(1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

Begin Trace Mode for Comment # 5.

#1. To: Liberator (#0)

Well, I think it's safe to say he's not an extrovert!

Pinguinite  posted on  2018-07-03   19:27:21 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite (#1)

I have no idea what he is, but that looks like a hard 78.

no gnu taxes  posted on  2018-07-03   19:31:59 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: no gnu taxes (#2)

That looks like a hard 78.

Guy looks like he's pushing 110.

Baking in the sun like a raisin will do that. AND drinking and smoking.

Liberator  posted on  2018-07-04   12:05:53 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


Replies to Comment # 5.

        There are no replies to Comment # 5.


End Trace Mode for Comment # 5.

TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com