An essence of Switzerland.

This photo I took while unplugging in Sent, Graubünden captures an essence of Switzerland:

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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 a short video about a car show in Milan. The bus arrived at the train station at 9:46 giving me plenty of time to hop on the 9:55 train to arrive at my destination at 10:01, a short and fast six-minute ride. This precision is taken for granted by folks living here. Everyone knows that showing up one minute, sometimes just seconds, after the scheduled time, means reading emails and messages while waiting for the next train.

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2016 Milan Classic Car Show

In addition to manufacturing great (looking) cars, Italians also love to collect, show, and drive them. Enjoy the 1-minute glimpse at the 2016 Milan Classic Car Show..

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Ich bin ein Schweizer

“Ich bin ein Berliner”: John F. Kenneddy said in a speech on June 26, 1963, in West Berlin.

“Ich bin ein Schweizer”: Rubén Abruña said on January 28, 2019, in Schwamendingen after obtaining his Swiss passport.

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First Harvest of 2019!

On January 3, 2019 we harvested Brussel sprouts in -1º Celsius weather. Do you know how they grow? Brussel sprouts are certainly underrated. Enjoy the short film. I am including a recipe that is easy to prepare, delicious, and will make brussel sprouts a favorite, even among those who say they don’t like them. Trust me!

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Using a Compost Toilet in The Absent House

Human feces and urine can be recycled for fertilizing crops, generating energy, conserving drinking water, protecting our waterways, and slowing down the climate crisis. But we are still flushing, even though we can make billions of dollars if we do it the dry way. My next film “Shit Happens” will lead an investigative quest across four continents for sustainable answers. We have already secured 35% of the budget. In the meantime, I shoot and edit video about topics related to the film. Like this short and humorous one

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Horn-y Switzerland

Scottish Highland cows in Schwamendingen

In autumn of 2018 Switzerland voted on a proposition to subsidize those farmers willing to let their cows and goats grow horns. For decades their horns have been welded at very high temperatures at an early age to prevent them from growing. It is very painful as you can imagine. The reasoning behind this treatment is to protect the animals from hurting  each other with the horns when grouped together. It also saves space and thus money.

As a newly minted Swiss citizen, I voted in favor of the proposition.

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