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Three cinemagraphic moments in Marseille

The Mediterranean Sea, the mistral winds, and its history make Marseille a sensorially captivating city. Petra and I spent the last two weeks of May exploring many of its arrondissements. We even sailed to Frioul Island, the shy sister of the Chateau d’If Island, where the Count of Montecristo spent 14 years as a prisoner […]

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Frauenstreik – huelga de mujeres – womens’s strike -Zürich

Last Friday June 14, 2019, thousands of people – mostly women – held demonstrations throughout Switzerland demanding equal pay, equal treatment, and denouncing gender violence.

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Héctor Abruña: a new member of the National Academy of Sciences

On April 27th 2019, I had the honor to see my brother Héctor Abruña being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington DC.

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Japanese Cherry No. 5

Take 1 minute of your day to enjoy the view of a Prunus serrulata or Japanese Cherry tree. It is in full spring bloom in the middle of a residential complex nearby, oblivious to traffic noise, waltzing to the tune of the slight wind. It will calm and re-center you like a yoga Asana. Namaste.

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Ich bin ein Schweizer: Part 2

On January 28, 2019, I received my Swiss passport, but on March 28, along with over a thousand other new citizens, I celebrated it. Mayor Corine Mauch had extended an invitation to all new Swiss citizens residing in the city of Zürich to join her in a celebration. I am now the citizen of the […]

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Is it spring yet? (Encore)

About two years ago, the forest, which is practically our backyard, went through a managed deforestation process.* Hundreds of trees were cut. While walking with Mia along the forest, as we often do in the afternoons, I saw a bird house sitting on the fresh stump of a pine tree. Normally it would have been […]

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Swiss Cow Show

A cow show from a country that produces some of the most coveted cheeses in the world! Mais oui! The short film is a glimpse of one show in the French-speaking Canton of Jura, which borders France, and sits in the eponymous mountain range. Enjoy it.

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Mia gets well.

Two weeks ago Mia was bitten by a dog. What seemed like a minor event developed into a life-threatening situation in no time.

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Gardening in February.

The sun is confused and it’s shining like it’s late April, enough to work in the garden. Enjoy the weather and the 1-minute film.

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An unforgettable Swiss train ride.

In the land of watches, trains arrive and depart on time. The SBB, the Swiss Train Authority, takes pride in stating that 96% of trains do so. Last Friday, like many weekdays, I left my house at 9:37 and caught the bus across the street at 9:39. I was heading to the studio to edit […]

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