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 one of those "super-weeks." Sorry. … 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 Theater. And kryptonite it is. … 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 bedding in it, and lock … 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 is now sitting in your … 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 farm, which imported boar from … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ecology And The Married Girl: Don’t Boar Me.
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. Or the Beach Boys. It … 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 absolutely MAAADDD for every little … 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 almonds and powdered sugar and … 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 tv movies. And nobody dead … 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. As he always was, since, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Buoy Bells And Ancient Manuscripts