On 12 August 1851, Isaac Merritt Singer (1811 – 1875) patented the Singer Sewing Machine. He did not invent it, and never claimed to have done so, because it had already been “invented” a few times. However, his success was based on the practicality and efficiency of his machine, the ease with which it could… Read More The Womanizer Who Liberated Women
Song: Go and catch a falling star (by J. Donne) Go and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are, Or who cleft the devil’s foot, Teach me to hear mermaids singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging, And find What wind Serves to… Read More Go and catch a falling star
Estate in Tv: tempo di repliche… Ho appena rivisto con piacere il film “Mona Lisa Smile”, la storia di un’insegnante di storia dell’arte in un prestigioso collegio americano degli anni ’50, che si scontra con il perbenismo e il conformismo e sogna di allargare gli orizzonti delle sue allieve, affinché non accettino passivamente il ruolo… Read More Un film: “Mona Lisa Smile”
Are diamonds still a girl’s best friend? In an article published in The Scientific Fundamentalist. evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa stated that, since women make greater parental investment in children than men, their primary task is to discriminate between males who are willing to invest in a woman and her offspring in the long… Read More Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?
THOSE LIKE ME – Alda Merini Those like me hand out dreams, even at the cost of being left dreamless… Those like me give away their soul, because a soul is like a drop of water in the desert. Those like me stretch out a hand and help you get up , while running the… Read More Quelle come me (by Alda Merini): THOSE LIKE ME
OPHELIA (by Natalie Merchant) Ophelia was a bride of God A novice Carmelite In sister cells the cloister bells Tolled on her wedding night Ophelia was a rebel girl A blue stocking suffragette Who remedied society Between her cigarettes Ophelia was a sweetheart To the nation over night Curvaceous thighs Vivacious eyes Love… Read More Dec 6: OPHELIA by Natalie Merchant