And Gutenberg Lived Here: 2018: Somewhere Near Roswell

Reading my news posts this morning, it suddenly dawned on me: In the year 2018 it will all start again. Every candidate for public office who has made our lives miserable for the last two years, whether they won or not, will come back out of the woodwork and start running for office again: Trump, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: 2018: Somewhere Near Roswell

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Easter Eggs And Hot Cross Bunnies

For those of you who haven't got a clue what I am on about with this theme, I'm going to start this post, with a joke- one my brother and I thought was hysterically funny when I was a child-   What happens when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? You get hot … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Easter Eggs And Hot Cross Bunnies

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Plastic On The Field?… It Must Be Easter

This morning I got up early, looked out the window And went back to bed. It was snowing. As far as I could tell in the dull light. Slightly later, however, after a shower, Tai Chi, and three cups of very black tea, I decided someone must have flooded the field and frozen it for … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Plastic On The Field?… It Must Be Easter

Uncomfortable Situations: And If You Thought THAT Was Bizarre…

The Helmsley, aka Writers' Den, hint for this week is: Uncomfortable situations. Hmmm... In my life? Where to start. Sleeping: A mother, father, three kids, two dogs, cat, canary, and the chicken... defrosting in the sink and dragged over, and into the bed, by the cat. Probably in case we get hungry in the night. … Continue reading Uncomfortable Situations: And If You Thought THAT Was Bizarre…

And Gutenberg Lived Here: What’s Green And Sings?

What's green and sings? No, not girl scouts. At least this time around. Although they do do a few really nice ballads, like "Green socks, they never get dirty" No, this time it's the old Irish ballads we're after. Sung by old green Irish. Make that old green Irish-Americans. The two thirds of the country … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What’s Green And Sings?

Today On The Social Media

Today on the social media I learned: that a small fluffy dog actually LIKES wearing flashing sequened shoes, that dogs do get epilepsy, and that they often have to wear shoes because of foot allergies. I learned how Gordon Ramsey makes braised beef ribs and that the Irish discovered America. (And don't eat corned beef) … Continue reading Today On The Social Media

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Club-ed To Death

Don't get me wrong. I'm a right on the border to almost southern girl, from the kind of church, and social structure, that believes that anyone who doesn't daily cross the doorsill of someone else's  home or social club, or community hall, baked bean pot in hand, will turn into a pillar of salt, or … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Club-ed To Death

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ring Those Bells

Wednesday, a week ago,  I was in a car crash. Car chop suey. Broken ribs. No singing for 6-8 weeks. My only real condolances: I was alone in our car. And thank God no one in the other car was more than shaken up. So why am I writing about this? Because I did what … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ring Those Bells

A Winter of Forests In Winter

I got a note today from the Writers's Den that they want me and a whole lot of other people, I suspect, to write on A Forest In Winter. Why not? I wood therefore I am. So anyway, there are a lot of forests out there: actors: Forest Whitaker Forrest Tucker both fun to watch … Continue reading A Winter of Forests In Winter