Italian Shoemakers

18 Jul 19
Flowers For Socrates

July 18th is Caviar Day Sour Candy Day World Listening Day Nelson Mandela International Day __________________________________ MORE! Pauline Viardot, Clifford Odets and Martha Reeves, click

18 Jul 19
DipsicDude

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante My rating: 4 of 5 stars A publishing phenomenon, not just in the original Italian, but also in its translated versions, this is the first book of Elena Ferrante’s famed Neapolitan quartet. Based on the lifelong and complex friendship between two girls growing up in a tough, poverty ridden […]

16 Jul 19
Vino Voices

Wildly Winning Food and Wine Combos As spring merged with summer the scents of fresh food and light wines have splattered across the days. From Majorca to Tuscany to Bordeaux — below are a few meals I was fortunate to sample during these past months, concocted by chefs of renown and paired with wines of […]

16 Jul 19
Flowers For Socrates

July 16th is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day * Personal Chef Day Corn Fritters Day Fresh Spinach Day World Snake Day _______________________________________ MORE! Ida B. Wells, Roald Amundsen and J.K. Rowling, click

15 Jul 19
Homepaddock

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as starting the East-West Schism. 1194 Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis […]

14 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez made their relationship official on Sunday, seven months after the philandering spouses were exposed by the National Enquirer. The loved-up pair were seen on Sunday at the All England Tennis Club as they watched the Wimbledon men's final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Sitting courtside at one of the […]