Today’s feature on my Patreon is the translation of a fairytale originally published in an Italian magazine in 1911 as a selection of tales by Guido Gozzano. This is the tale that gave the title to the collection: it has recently been gifted to me by an Italian author I follow, and I try and […]
Just in case you’re looking to cook up a traditional Christmas dinner looking at the history of England, I recently stumbled upon a couple of dishes used as appetizers in Tudor and Victorian times, so I thought you might enjoy trying them (or not). Plum Porridge and Figgy Pudding are two traditional recipes published today […]
I counted till they danced so Their slippers leaped the town, And then I took a pencil To note the rebels down. And then they grew so jolly I did resign the prig, And ten of my once stately toes Are marshalled for a jig. – E. Dickinson, Poem #36 (Snowflakes)
Today’s story on the Patreon is another Japanese ghost tale: the heartbreaking story of a cherry tree that blooms under the snow. Today’s story costs a coffee (and it will give you access to all stories throughout the month), but some of them will be free-to-read, so keep an eye out.
Well, last year I posted a story a day on this blog. This year I’ll try and do the same on my Patreon, and my not alone: folks on Twitter (until the boat sinks, that’s it) are sharing their stories under the #GothicAdvent, so make sure and drop by. A sneak peek of what’ll publish […]
La volpe che amava i libri è un po’ così: contraddittorio e dolce, delicato e sferzante, straordinariamente intenso a momenti mentre, in altri sembra fermarsi a pensare insieme a noi, proprio come un amico seduto accanto al fuoco. Così scrivevo, un anno scarso da oggi, quando compilavo un’approssimata recensione del best-seller di Nicola Pesce, gentiluomo […]
Tomorrow is the start of #FolktaleWeek, a yearly initiative that gives a set of prompts to artists of all kinds. Their Twitter account is here, and their Instagram account (where they’re most active) is here. The prompts for this year are as follows: Monday, 14th: Fool; Tuesday, 15th: Tree; Wednesday, 16th: Star; Thursday, 17th: Rebel; […]
I know I haven’t posted about BIM and technology for a while, but this was too good to overlook and I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey. As many of you know, I’m mostly an Autodesk user, and I’ve been writing about their technological solution for a Common Data […]
The Shadow Bride is a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien included in the little-known poetry collection The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. We take a look at it today on my Patreon, alongside some possible inspiration.
A rather intriguing artistical tradition from Japan, the Kusôzu is a series of illustrations, usually watercolours, illustrating in vivid detail the anatomical process of decomposition of the human body. Yes. You read it right. It’s today’s feature on my Patreon.