Category Archives: English

The Pasta Shortage

At first, pandemic shortages seem surprising.  After all, we had not heard that factories making pasta or toilet paper or canned tomatoes had shut down or that there were any interruptions in the supply chain.  But as 2020 unfolded, empty … Continue reading

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La Luna Rossa: Challenger for the America’s Cup

On Sunday, February 21, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli earned the right to race Emirates Team New Zealand for the 2021 America’s Cup.  The Italian boat won the qualifying competition in the Gulf of Hauraki (Auckland, New Zealand) beating INEOS Team … Continue reading

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Paper and Art

Paper first came to Europe in the 11th century but it was expensive and of poor quality and difficult to erase.  Hence, drawing was not an art form during the Middle Ages.  But by the Renaissance this had all changed.  … Continue reading

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