Dear friends, I am sorry that yesterday’s lesson on Ophelia was too difficult, or boring, or abstruse for most of you. So, I won’t resume it. Anyway, since I expected it to be a sort of training before watching an interesting short film I found on You Tube, I’ll post the video for the… Read More Hamlet is a prince out of thy star
Our river Lambro (and pollution) The Lambro (whose name corresponds to a Greek word meaning ‘light (in weight), quick”) is a left tributary of the Po. It has its source in the heart of the Como Brianza area, in the mountains of the San Primo range (1,685 metres). The river crosses Valassina and it flows… Read More Our river Lambro
Remember 25 November: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday 24 November, 2016 Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, the day that precedes Black Friday It traditionally starts the ‘holiday season’ in the United States, the Yuletide period and for many Americans it is as important as Christmas. The first Thanksgiving… Read More Thanksgiving Day: 24 November, 2016
Are you ready for Black Friday? Black Friday (November 25, 2016) : Ready to shop? Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day, which in the United States occurs on the fourth Thursday of November. Since 1932 it has been regarded as the start of the holiday shopping season, and most major retailers offer promotional… Read More R U ready 4 Black Friday?
LONESOME RIVER (by Angelo Vimercati) And still I feel a great sensation here in the park And in the grass I share the life of flowers and dew And still I can find again A sense of freedom in my mind With all your silence And with the smell of your green land And… Read More (u3a) Vecchio Lambro (Lonesome River)
An apology letter to future generations: Dear Future Generations: Sorry Dear Future Generations, I think I speak for the rest of us when I say, sorry, sorry we left you our mess of a planet. Sorry that we were too caught up in our own doings to do something. Sorry we listened to people… Read More (u3a) Dear Future Generations: Sorry
Donald Trump’s Victory Could Mean Disaster for the Planet Nov. 9, 2016 TIME (abridged) How were climate scientists, policymaker and diplomats planning to deal with a Donald Trump presidency? The truth is, they weren’t. People who have dedicated their lives to working to save the planet always preferred to focus optimistically on how they could… Read More (u3a) 22 Nov: WORDS & MUSIC
Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey Mouse, the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928. This anthropomorphic mouse, who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, has become one of the world’s most recognizable characters. He generally appears with his girlfriend Minnie… Read More 18 Nov: Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!