This is the year of cozy. At least if you live in a cave with no radio, tv, or internet. Not to mention running water. In the other world, with all those necessary, or not, things, we are being faced contstantly with controversy: the foremost of which is... yes...the political. Which controversy? You choose. The … Continue reading The Year of Cozy
Way back in the middle ages, debts in Germany were settled four times per year, According to the church calendar. And the last of these- St. Michael's Mass Day, at the end of September- was important for two reasons. In the middle ages, and up to modern times, there is full Sunday store closing in … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Winter Coat Sunday
Yesterday I experienced something that very much surprised me: the Germans aren't celebrating German unification day much any more. At least in our neck of the woods. To find out what is going on, I checked the German newspapers: Sure enough, every local newspaper had a picture of couples wrapped in a flag kissing, the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: German Unification Day
And the theme for this week, dear Reader, is: Wickedness. To which my answer is: relative. There is a wonderful, and very complicated, and, in my humble opinion, not the thing you sing along to while doing the dishes, but still, fascinating, musical: Wicked. It is, so to speak, a through the looking glass view … Continue reading Wickedness- Is It Relative?