— NYC, Nov. 1, 2017. Welcome back again to this monthly column. Looks like the way it began last month is the way it will go every month. That particular incidents will trigger the topics, some of which were listed in that September column. What pulled my trigger this month, for a column on keeping a journal, was a startling communiqué to my publisher, Joseph Quintela, by an investigative reporter from the Italian daily, La Repubblica, Andrea Lattanzi.