Born in San Marino, RSM, 1950, from Italian parents, Arturo Brusa and Maria Neri, I spent my school years in Rimini, 1958 to 1965, and Bologna, 1966 to 1974. Earned a doctoral degree in Philosophy from Bologna 'Alma Mater' University in 1974 (master thesis on the education of James Joyce). Enrolled in San Marino public schools soon after graduation. Taught Italian, History, and Geography in junior high until 1995, then History and Philosophy in high school until retirement in 2010. Works include also 'Parentesi', 1983, a collection of free verse, and 'Ripeness Is All', 2012, a gallery of pictures, both with long-time friend R. Faetanini (www.riccardofaetanini.com). Also, I’m proud to have devised and built, in the early 80’s, several computer apps in a ground-breaking field, at the time: personalized teaching aid for Down children. Father of three girls: Marcella (1976), astronomer, now at Unibo; Marialice (1977), historian, fashion designer, mother of little Agata (2011); and 2001-born Matilde, soon to enter high school.