Louise Glück, born on 22 April 1943, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020. “First Memory” Long ago, I was wounded. I livedto revenge myselfagainst my father, notfor what he was—for what I was: from the beginning of time,in childhood, I thoughtthat pain meantI was not loved.It meant I loved. “First Memory” is… Read More Happy Birthday, Louise Glück!
In Italia oggi celebriamo la festa del Papà, che coincide con il giorno di San Giuseppe, padre putativo di Gesù. Per la tua festaAccogli il mio bacioPortato dal ventoA dirti il mio enorme affetto. Se volete aggiungere i vostri acrostici per festeggiare il vostro papà, sarò ben lieta di pubblicarli qui sotto ⤵️ Ale –… Read More Festa del papà: auguri 💙❣️💙
Esattamente novant’anni fa, il 23 gennaio 1932 usciva il primo numero de “La Settimana Enigmistica”, uno dei periodici di enigmistica più diffusi e noti del nostro paese, che sulla testata alterna le seguenti diciture: “La rivista che vanta innumerevoli tentativi d’imitazione!”“La rivista di enigmistica prima per fondazione e per diffusione” Fu il risultato di una… Read More Novant’anni e non sentirli
English novelist and critic Samuel Butler was born in 1835 in Langar Rectory, in Nottinghamshire, England, into a long line of clerics, preordained to a career in church, to which he too, by his father’s wish and expectation was predestined. His relations with his father, Rev. Thomas Butler were difficult and antagonistic.He later wrote of… Read More Eclectic Samuel Butler
Shel Silverstein wrote a sequel to “A Boy Named Sue” (see here) called “The Father of a Boy Named Sue”. It is an irreverent and morally questionable folk song, brutally realistic in portraying the nastiness in the world around us. The story is told from the father’s point of view: he admits that he lied… Read More The Father of a Boy Named Sue 🎶
Louise Glück, the American poet who was awarded The Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, was born on 22 April 1943. AT THE RIVEROne night that summer my mother decided it was time to tell me aboutwhat she referred to as pleasure, though you could see she feltsome sort of unease about this ceremony, which… Read More Happy Birthday, Louise Glück! 🎉
The date of 17 July 1997 was chosen as the symbolic date of birth of the blog. It refers to the development by Dave Winer, American software engineer and writer, of the software that allows its publication. Therefore, he is considered one of the “fathers” of blogging, even though he never used the term “blog”.… Read More The Birth of Blogging
The Night I Called the Old Man Out The dining room fell silent I can’t believe what I just said I just told my dad he’s full of it And I watched his face turn red And I should’ve said, “I’m sorry” But I matched him shout for shout I can still hear that screen… Read More U3A:”The Night I Called the Old Man Out” (a song)