“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. “ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German novelist, dramatist, poet, and philosopher (28 August 1749-1832) “Molte persone non si prendono cura dei loro soldi finché non arrivano quasi alla… Read More Caring for Money & Time
“Epigram for Wall street” is a poem attributed to Edgar Allan Poe, born on 19 January 1809 I’ll tell you a plan for gaining wealth,Better than banking, trade or leases —Take a bank note and fold it up,And then you will find your money in creases!This wonderful plan, without danger or loss,Keeps your cash in… Read More Epigram for Wall street 💸
In 1824, the Legislature of Lower Canada enacted the first patent law in British North America and on 8 June 1824 in Quebec City, an inventor named Noah Cushing was the first Canadian to be awarded a patent for a “washing and fulling machine” to clean and strengthen cloth. That machine was described as” having… Read More “Pecunia Non Olet”🧼
John Gay is an English poet and dramatist who was born on 30 June 1685 and died in 1732. He is best remembered for “The Beggar’s Opera” (1728), a ballad opera, which was adapted by Bertolt Brecht into “Die Dreigroschenoper” (The Threepenny Opera, in Italian: L’opera da tre soldi) exactly two hundred years later, in… Read More John Gay
💰”PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN“💰 (Bruce Springsteen) I thought I heard the Captain say, Pay me my money down, Tomorrow is our sailing day, Pay me my money down Oh pay me, oh pay me, Pay me my money down, Pay me or go to jail, Pay me my money down As soon as the… Read More A song: “Pay Me My Money Down”
Bessie Smith was born into poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1894. Her father, a labourer and part-time Baptist preacher, died soon after her birth, leaving her mother to raise her seven children. She grew up in a one-room hut in one of the poorest quarters of Chattanooga, and by the time she was eight or… Read More U3A: Bessie Smith
NON TI PAGO I spent my Sunday afternoon at the theatre (Piccolo Teatro Strehler – Milano) to see “Non ti pago” (I won’t pay) , an Italian play written by author Eduardo De Filippo in 1940. The dramatist himself defined it as “a very comic comedy which in my opinion is the most tragic that… Read More Play: I Won’t Pay!