Violence

“A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.”Lewis H. Lapham – Harper’s (March 1985) Lewis Henry Lapham, born on 8 January 1935 is an American writer,… Read More Violence

Scrivere✍

C’è una sola cosa che si scrive solo per se stesso, ed è la lista della spesa. Serve a ricordarti che cosa devi comperare, e quando hai comperato puoi distruggerla perché non serve a nessun altro.Ogni altra cosa che scrivi, la scrivi per dire qualcosa a qualcuno. Umberto Eco, scrittore, semiologo, filosofo ed esperto di… Read More Scrivere✍

Auld Lang Syne

“Auld Lang Syne” is a traditional Scottish song with words attributed to the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, traditionally used to celebrate the start of the New Year.In 1788 Burns restored this song based on fragments of an old ballad and adding a few verses. He said he had transcribed it from “an old… Read More Auld Lang Syne

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Hogmanay, the Scots word for the last day of the year, is a celebration that is sometimes considered even more important than Christmas in Scotland, and it is followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year’s Day and, in some cases, on 2 January, which is a bank holiday in Scotland.In the rest… Read More First Footer