When I went to college, all of us language major types, high-minded as we were, did our bit for world unity, by learning Swahili. Don't ask me. It was the thing at the time. Then, in grad school, after I met my mathematical other half, we moved to Cologne, where it was de rigueur to … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What’s The Plogli Word For ‘Take A Hike?’
Today, while typing away at a long piece I am working on, and getting a bit "Peckish"- Harold and I grew up on Monty Python- the derivation of which name I once had to explain to an English class of mine, to much amusement, and a whole lot of questions about the historical Monty (General … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Since When Is A BLT Mathematical?
It's bridge week here in Gutenberg Land. And that means: On Thursday last week, all the male Gutenbergers- (male only, because Thursday, Ascension day, is also father's day here,) went to high smoky mass with the wife and kids' no disrespect meant, but when it comes to incense, we Gutenbergers don't mess around. Especially when … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pigs’ Heads, Gaussian Libations, And Ascension Day Incense.
Yesterday we took a couple of hours off to meet a distant cousin in a gorgeous botanical Garden in Frankfurt. Called the Palm Garden, you can not only walk the huge area, and enjoy the lake, and the flowers, and the sunshine, you can also absorb the sounds. And the smells. And learn a lot. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, We May Survive After All.
I admit it. I'm the kind of person who occasionally looks at a recipe, while looking for anything, anything to read in the magazines they provide in a dentist's office. Then i study it carefully, decipher the secret, or two secret ingredients- gee, it has condensed milk instead of milk and margarine. Ok. And then … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What To Do On National Kumquat And Dried Salted Tuna Day.
One of the things you have to learn, preferably fast, when you move to Gutenberg Land, is the fact that everything here has a solid tradition, rules, values, and all are written in stone. Like the legend that the symbol of Gutenberg Land, Gutenberg University, and the Gutenberg 05 soccer team, a white letter y, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What Do Isis, Osiris, And The 05 Soccer Team Have In Common?
In case you read the above title, didn't have a clue what I am writing about, and therefore squealed "Eeeew. I don't think so" and went back to reading the news about political Armageddon, the above is from Dr Who. Well, maybe not the bit about the Eurovision. That will come later. But, should you … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Slitheens, Raxacoricofallipatorian, And The Eurovision Song Contest.
Whoever would have guessed that when I made a quick end run around the leftovers in the fridge today, -hey, we made it through the weekend- with guests- what more do you want? that I would. on a Tuesday, be: One: making a huge statement as part of the flash movement ie of the millions … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Residuum On A Bed Of Rocket
I don't know about you all, but I'm a gadget lover. And a chaser of adventures- which somehow, in the end, usually end up chasing me instead. Case in point: Sight City- And if you haven't heard of Sight City, shame on you. Well, maybe not- but it is, to tell the truth, the largest … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To Sight City
If the above confuses you, welcome to the club. Gutenberg Land, you see, is a big follower of customs- down to the smallest detail- and then reading a book, or watching a tv show about it to find out why. (Or just drinking a couple with friends, and pretending they know why- To which I … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Would A Nice Catholic English Saint Lady Lead A Charge Against Drunk Celts On Beltane Eve?