Today I watched the sun come up through a foggy, spitting mist of rain. I thought of all I had to do today. And how I would have to walk a half hour to the bus stop through it. And then I simply gave up, looked out the window, and enjoyed it thoroughly. And when … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day That Was Better Than It Should Be
-Why people have to compete with each other. Isn't it enough that each of us has a very own, God-given talent, and reason to be here, and it's our job to see that we progress the way we are meant to. -Why some people don't work on themselves, but spend their lives attacking others. … Continue reading And Curiosity Lived Here: I’ve Always Wondered…
I've been thinking all week about how I'm going to handle today's not so ordinary blog. Since, Ta da Today is The big one-o-o. At least for wordpress. Not that I don't write other things, or that a hundred blogs is all that special- especially when some of the people I read have been blogging … Continue reading The Big Hundred
Actually, the question of "foreigner" never comes up much here in Gutenberg Land. Unless they need someone to yell at because the local news stations have been whipping them up over the political situation in the world at the moment, or they need someone to put on a national costume and sing a couple of … Continue reading You Know You’re A Foreigner When…
Just about a week ago, I decided to go shopping at our local equivalent of a closed mall- multiple electronic stores on one end, a rather large food store on the other, shoes, keys, teller machine, optics, flowers, and three small take-aways in the middle- Which, here in Gutenberg land, makes it the center of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Morris Dancer- Is That A Car?
Yesterday morning my other half and I watched, make that fast-forwarded, through a video of the European Song Contest. (I have to. My voice students and adult beginners' choir regularly ask questions on such things, and are always disappointed if I say "huh?") Anyway, the ESC no jokes about an escape key, please, is something … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What, A European Song Contest Isn’t Enough?
This week, one of those topics was floating around among the different bloggers. So I decided- wait. Calamity? As in... Calamity? Really? But hey, actually, not knowing the bloggers personally, I decided a group of bloggers must have been studying up on the westward movement in US history. From Ca- for California, To La for … Continue reading When Calamity Rears Its Head: Don’t Look At De Feet
Two days ago it looked like nearly everyone usually reading my blog had jumped ship on me. Sailed off to the land of striking for better subjects. Or more social action. Or at least as much controversy as whether you can wear tennis shoes with a ball gown if you are elected prom queen. The … Continue reading Growing Up vs Growing Old: And Now For Something Entirely Different
May is a busy month here in Gutenberg Land. What with St Walpurga, she of the thirtieth of April witches' covens, waldmeister punch, a hallucinogenic drink served in small amounts in almost all pubs here, (more and you could end up seriously poisoned) and fires of massive proportion, made out of old tires and the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Witches, Ascension,Waldmeister, Cauldron Races, And Carnival
Recently, several other members of a blogger consortium and I, did a post on the ramifications of dancing. Ballroom style. And got a lot of insight, and very amusing feedback, both written, and by late late night telephone call, some with heavy breathing, (probably a dance studio owner practicing the jitterbug,) into what dancing today … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: One Step, Two Step, Green Step, Blue Step