What is it about this weird weiry time between the seasons of universal brotherly love- and- maybe we can pay for your mother's new canary cage by not eating for a week- somewhere, calendarically speaking, just after the shortest day of the year, "when the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls," that mystical time … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Yo Ho Ho, Philosophers All
Every year I write a song for my choirs for Christmas. Basis: Thankfulness, joy of Christmas, lights, gala, gold tinsel, wassail, celebration, because of The Birth. And the tone? and this is a real joy for me- experimental traditional. Every year I try to push the envelope. Do something new. Learn something myself. A couple … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Falalalala And All That Jazz
This is the time of year when the carnival season- the "fifth season" over here- starting on the eleventh of November- elf stands for egalite, liberte, and fraternite, stops. Abruptly By church decree. It's the time when the nation mourns its war dead- and then begins fasting. The forty days before Christmas. A time of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Where Elves Fast And Reindeer Dance.
I'm going to go outside of the holiday season just for a moment Back to ho ho ho tomorrow, I promise, but the prompt of the day, according to Rubie's Corner, interested me for the following reason: most people don't know about the importance of the word "miss" in the German language. Until 1977, Fräulein … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “Miss”ing
I just got told it's poem day, and time to put the tome away, the serious words of Gunga Din, the sparks of Shelly, and Franklin's Ben, they want our words upon the web, In Tanka Form and jib jab jeb, with pictures we must deck the rhyme, and think but forward in half-time. A … Continue reading I Think That I Shall Never See, A Poem Task Well-Writ By Me
Yesterday, over a quick Greek dinner after a VERY long day at the U, the discussion turned to, as it often does when foreign guests are on board, Moguntia U versus the rest of the world. Main topic last night: Presence. Also called branding. As in: Our president, a very nice man who has apparently … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Moguntia U And The Viral Philo-Door
Sorry, but I just couldn't pass this one up: apparently, Melbourne, that's in Australian, is right in the middle of their yearly so-called sex-po, a trade fair for the erotic trades, this year featuring: get ready, this is really good- ta da- pole-dancing robots. yes, you heard me right- pole dancing robots. And the gigabit … Continue reading And Miss Phryne Fisher Lived Here: Nuts, Bolts, Sex, And Moolah