Addio, Juliette Gréco, neanch’io ho più vent’anni

Non monsieur je n’ai pas vingt ans Non Monsieur, je n’ai pas vingt ansVingt ans, c’est l’âge durCe n’est pas le meilleur des tempsJe sais, je l’ai vécuJ’ai dansé sur quelques volcansTroué quelques souliersAvec mes rêves et mes tourmentsJ’ai fait mes oreillersEt je dis encore aujourd’hui :Je suis comme je suis Oui, je me souviens… Read More Addio, Juliette Gréco, neanch’io ho più vent’anni

Goals

Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are? If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter (16 September 1919 –1990) the Canadian educator and author who coined the term ‘hierarchiology’ as the social science concerned with the basic principles of hierarchically organised… Read More Goals

Barry White

Singer, songwriter Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was born on 12 September 1944 in Galveston, Texas. His successful career spanned five decades, and made him a star of the disco era.He died of kidney failure caused by hypertension in 2003, aged 58. One of his most romantic songs was:… Read More Barry White

Stephen Jay Gould and Evolutionary Progress

“The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos” “Each of the major sciences has contributed an essential ingredient in our long retreat from an initial belief in our own cosmic importance. Astronomy… Read More Stephen Jay Gould and Evolutionary Progress

Mary Renault

Mary Renault (1905-1983) was born on this day, 4 September.She was an English-South African writer, best known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece. The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe,… Read More Mary Renault

Je dois apprendre aux curieux (1)

“Devo insegnare ai curiosi” Philippe Daverio famoso critico d’arte ed eccezionale divulgatore è scomparso questa notte (2 settembre 2020). Sapeva narrare la storia dell’arte con colta ironia, un racconto pieno di magia che non era mai pedante ma faceva emergere il bello in ogni minimo particolare. Personaggio eccentrico – indimenticabili i suoi papillon – non aveva… Read More Je dois apprendre aux curieux (1)