Are diamonds still a girl’s best friend? In an article published in The Scientific Fundamentalist. evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa stated that, since women make greater parental investment in children than men, their primary task is to discriminate between males who are willing to invest in a woman and her offspring in the long… Read More Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?
In the film/musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , Marilyn Monroe sings: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” The French are glad to die for love They delight in fighting duels But I prefer a man who lives And gives expensive jewels A kiss on the hand may be quite continental But diamonds are a girl’s best… Read More Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
GLORY AND POWER Here’s a story about an angry man- Never knew about love – And there’s that part of every man – That understands what I’m speaking of He thought the world of her and never knew why – She would always turn away – Just when she needed him – She’d walk away… Read More Two songs for tomorrow’s lesson (u3a)
Yesterday I went to the theatre, (Piccolo Teatro di Milano) for an interesting theatrical performance. The play, A Bench on The Road is the result of a research commissioned by the University of Edinburgh, under the Italian-Scottish Research Cluster project, and the patronage of Piccolo Teatro di Milano On the stage there are six… Read More A Bench on the Road
Here is another tale on how THE DAYS OF THE BLACKBIRD in Northern Italy came to be: Gemma lived with her father in a house with a courtyard full of birds of all colours. Unfortunately, at the end of one summer, the man fell seriously ill. He had to stay in bed and the only thing… Read More Days of the Blackbird
– THE DAYS OF THE BLACKBIRD- (I GIORNI DELLA MERLA) There are a few Italian legends that say the last three days of January (29, 30, 31) are the coldest days of winter, thanks to the actions of a female bird. A long time ago in Milan there was a very… Read More The Days of the Blackbird
January 29, 1845: THE RAVEN is first published in the Evening Mirror with the name of the author: Edgar Allan Poe The narrative poem THE RAVEN is told by a man sitting alone in his room. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary”, is the beginning of the poem in which he… Read More Jan 29, 1845: The Raven (E.A.Poe)
What if … … Judas hadn’t betrayed (or accepted to)?
Year of the Rooster According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the (Fire) Rooster on January 28, 2017. There are several legends about the twelve animals in the zodiac calendar and their order. One of them is the following: Once upon a time, the Jade Emperor, who ruled… Read More The Year of the Rooster
Resolution adopted by the U. N. General Assembly on the Holocaust Remembrance (Res. 60/7, 1 Nov. 2005) The General Assembly, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, religion or other… Read More January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day