And Gutenberg Lived Here: Winter Coat Sunday

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

And Gutenberg Lived Here: German Unification Day

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

Wickedness- Is It Relative?

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?