Eleanor Rigby

  “Eleanor Rigby” (released in 1966)  was written by Paul McCartney and credited to  Lennon / McCartney The song continued the Beatles’ evolution from a pop, live-performance band to a more experimental, studio-orientated band It was a very important move forward. both musically and lyrically, marking a  break with the optimism of the band’s earlier… Read More Eleanor Rigby

9 Dec 1979: Eradication of the Smallpox Virus

9 Dec, 1979– The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction. Smallpox is an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus, transmitted from person to person through tiny drops of an infected person’s saliva when the person coughs, talks, or sneezes… Read More 9 Dec 1979: Eradication of the Smallpox Virus

(u3a) The Lambro: ecological disaster – February 2010 –

The Lambro: ecological disaster –  February 2010 – On 23 February 2010, after a sabotage  at  a former refinery used by Società Lombarda Petroli S.p.A. as an oil depot in Villasanta (Monza Brianza), tons of oil were spilled into the river, affecting local vegetation and fauna. Here is a poem on the subject: Lenta scorreva… Read More (u3a) The Lambro: ecological disaster – February 2010 –