Alice: “How long is forever?”White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.” Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” Alice: “Per quanto tempo è per sempre?”Bianconiglio: “A volte, solo un secondo”

Mary Shelley’s Stanzas

English Romantic writer Mary Shelley was born on 30 August 1797, in London.Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin and her mother was the philosopher and feminist activist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died in childbirthMary Shelley is famous for her “Frankenstein”, published when she was 21. None of her works published later matched the power… Read More Mary Shelley’s Stanzas

Il cigno 🦢

Il candido cigno del Larioè un uccello straordinarionuota maestoso nell’acqua blue poi a volte si immerge all’ingiù perché al cigno errabondopiace scoprire l’altro mondoe quand’è stanco di quello di fuoriguarda sotto in cerca di tesori. Allora immerge la sua mole superbalasciando emergere solo le tergae il papero che passa curiososi chiede cosa sia quell’oggetto misterioso… Read More Il cigno 🦢

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

American animator and cartoonist Walt Kelly was born on 25 August 1913.He is famous for the comic strip Pogo, created in 1945, which followed the adventures of its funny animal characters, including the title character, an opossum.The strip, written for both children and adults, became his platform for social, political and philosophical commentary. Here are… Read More “We have met the enemy and he is us.”


Today is the anniversary of the birth of Edgar Lee Masters (born in Kansas on 23 August 1868), the author of the “Spoon River Anthology”, a collection of 245 free-verse epitaphs in the form of monologues coming from the mouth of the dead buried in their graves. Lyman King You may think, passer-by, that FateIs… Read More Fate