So the last time we met…. I was on my way to a Halloween show that never was, and watching male buddies devour large amounts of dead sea things deep-fried, of course, because… It’s the end of October. (What do you mean, that makes no sense…?) Which over here is … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Are Vampires Buying Brown And Purple Topcoats?
Have there ever been moments in your life where you looked back on something and thought “Whatever was I thinking?” Ours was a so-called “night of horrors” put on by musicians and a writer I studied with several years ago, who run a marvelous actors company here called Kryptonite Radio … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Never Go To Something Named “Night Of Horrors”
There are moments in any marriage when, no matter how much you love your partner, and I definitely do adore Harold, with every inch of my heart, and soul, but still, there are those moments, when you just want to order a doghouse from Amazon, and put his stereo and … Continue Reading A Day In The Life: How Should I Know Why The Dryer Is Spinning Backwards?
“I read the news today, oh boy…” Geek news. All about: an Octobot- one of those slimy wiggly eight-armed bots which are “completely autonomous.” Completely autonomous? As in you come home one night and discover that instead of cleaning the house and fixing dinner, it has changed the locks, and … Continue Reading What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?
I read the news today, Oh Boy. Wild boar, once a major threat to life and limb in England- and therefore hunted, and endangered by ecological factors, were once close to extinction. And placed on the endangered list. Then reintroduced, both legally and illegally. Followed by a break-out at a … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ecology And The Married Girl: Don’t Boar Me.
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Last night was one of those moments you just wish would go on forever and forever and forever. Three musicians, sixty-ish to eighty-ish, took to the stage, had immediate control over a crowd of over twelve hundred, changed the expectant atmosphere to intent silence, and… No, it wasn’t the Stones. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: You Can Sit And Do Nothing, And The Grass Will Also Grow- But You Will Never Get A Lawn.
Last night Harold and I went to bed swearing we would neither stay up, nor get up for, nor listen to “the great debate-” part three. We didn’t. But at three am, we were awake. Karma. Or the neighbors downstairs listening to, and fighting about, the great debate. (Germans are … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Other Triffids
It’s cold here. Cold cold cold. White skies. A sharp chill in the air. Sharp like apples taken from a fridge are sharp. And cold. Not that we weren’t expecting this, here in Gutenberg Land. The Christmas deco and marzipan, often called marchepane in English, a candy made of ground … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Peppermint Astronaut.
It’s Monday morning here in Gutenberg Land. Time to report all the newest on the weekend Gutenberg scene. Not. Sorry. I find that formulation so bizarre, I sometimes play with it. Like to describe what I did with my long awaited long-weekend vacation. As in: Nope, Nobody dead, Like in … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Not
Yesterday was a special day for Harald and I. So we chucked everything, took a day off, and went to one of our favorite places: Eltville. Alta Villa. Right on the water, the city of roses, and where Gutenberg “retired.” Ie, toward the end of his life, he was broke. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Buoy Bells And Ancient Manuscripts
Every couple of weeks, a group of us Gutenbergers, mostly ex-pat, but also local English speakers, some of whom are VERY good at the language, meet up with, gasp, those from that other state capitol on the other side of the Rhine, (which shall remain nameless for the protection of … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Jellied Eel And Hot Dog School Of Politics
Gutenberg City is known for Roman centurions, and Legions, and monuments, and the Roman, Drusus, who supposedly introduced wine to Germany. Culture? Since I spend a lot of my life here in Gutenberg City stumbling over dinosaurs bone excavation spots, trying to get across an impenetrable street to get to … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Culture On Demand
Anyone else out there remember the late sixties? (Not that I do- my grandmother must have told me about it- I would put a smiley here, if I didn’t hate them so much, weren’t raised in an age where you thought about what people wrote, so that you heard the … Continue Reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”
It’s seven fifteen here. A.M. And so far, I have cleaned and put back together a coffee machine where someone put coffee in the basket holder, not in the basket. (In our house, the first one up does the beverage service.) Did I mention it is seven fifteen here. And … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ring Those Bells
Try as I will, it’s hard for me to realize that just a couple of days ago, I was in Kew Garden. That’s the Royal Botanical Gardens about a half hour by train outside of central London. And one of my favorite places on this earth. Now I’m a park … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Kewing Up, Nun and Vampire Cemeteries, And Douglas Adams’ Pens.