And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Johnny G, Ceremonial Baths In Wine Vats, And The Gentlemen’s League Of Printers.

It's that time again. The one weekend each year when the real Gutenberger- the Meenzer- those born within the sound of the church bells, the Määnzer- those born in the city, but not within the sound of the bells, and the Mainzer- those who have moved in and now live here turn their faces to … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Johnny G, Ceremonial Baths In Wine Vats, And The Gentlemen’s League Of Printers.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: When The Heat’s In The Feet, Then The Street’s Not So Neat.

It's hot here in Gutenberg Land. As in hot, hot, hot hot. Which is the sound feet make when walking on melting tar, hot, hot, hot, hot, all the while jumping large holes made in the surfacing by cars trying to avoid the newly instituted "park the sides of the street full, and you get … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: When The Heat’s In The Feet, Then The Street’s Not So Neat.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Land Of Celts And Teutonics

In a recent "And Gutenberg Lived Here" blog, I talked about Sunday morning in the land of Celts and Teutonics. We have a huge population of celtic ancestry here- Stonehenge-like builders from way back, (they were here before they went to GB or Ireland) and the result on the populace is visible. Those Gutenberger descended … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Land Of Celts And Teutonics

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Art Imitates Life- Imitates Art- Imitates Life.

Thursday, Corpus Christi Day, was a big holiday here in Gutenberg Land- and any  of the other fifteen German states that are historically and predominantly Roman Catholic. We faked the required barbecue, and just nuked two ears of corn and some haloumi cheese, and ate on the balcony. Followed by a quick round of "have … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Art Imitates Life- Imitates Art- Imitates Life.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sigh Of The Corn

I miss the sigh of the corn a lot, living over here in Gutenberg Land- that soft sound when the summer is really far along, the sky is soft blue, the air is hot hot hot, and, as you walk through the seven-foot stalks in the field, there is just a tiny moment of wind, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sigh Of The Corn

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Tech-Tock- You Are Collecting What…?

As I am writing this: There are kids out on the soccer field near us, fans of the local soccer team, training to yell and stomp for each other, and hopefully one day get a place either in the local pom-pom girls. cheering for the pro team, or drumming, to heat up the crowd, (more … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Tech-Tock- You Are Collecting What…?

The Case of The Arf-ful Dodgers: Who Do You Call- Lassie or Pywackit?

I was raised all my life with animals. A grandfather, uncles, cousins, all in the performing animal film industry- over a hundred dogs, four horses, a few camels, and a very famous cat- no not the one who cha-chas backwards for cat chow. Think more a severely Cumberbatch of a cat, with a collar and … Continue reading The Case of The Arf-ful Dodgers: Who Do You Call- Lassie or Pywackit?

Dragons’ Breath, Writers’ Breath, Save Your Breath.

What is it about breath that makes people so flip out they haven't got any to spare? If you look at the Chinese medicine 5 element system:  wood, fire, water, metal, earth, add in the air from Earth, Wind, and Fire, and you get: our body's warmed-air-breathing plus blood circulation. aka survival. Cool. In, out, … Continue reading Dragons’ Breath, Writers’ Breath, Save Your Breath.