A couple of days ago, I got a neat little icon picture thingy, a "W" in a laurel wreath, with a silver loving cup and the inscription "Happy Anniversary." It was signed by Herman, my personal happy engineer. Thank you, Herman. I didn't even know we were going together. Are you by any means related … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.
Last night my husband and I watched a science fiction show- what else do you watch when you studied literature, and he is a scientist? And suddenly, while thinking that what I really needed, in this retro-scientific noir atmosphere- that was bigger on the inside than the outside- and that was the show- was a … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Night Of The Great Cosmic Vampire Squid
I get a truly wonderful info page regularly, called Geek News- great fun over breakfast, especially if you are married to a scientist whose comments are usually along the lines of "they say what,,,? as they hold you a lecture on why Isaac Newton would not be amused. And you retreat into a wonderful joyful … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Chariots Of The Pods.
This is the time of year when the choristers of the state supported churches here in Gutenberg Land- Catholic and Lutheran, go through a sort of mental checklist- have we got enough books? do we have a budget? if we ask to practice before the church festival, will they make us clean and paint the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: On The Eerie Stillness of Choristers, Kir Royale, And Talented Organists On Their Day Off.
A couple of days ago, while making toast, our electric dutch oven blew a gasket. As in- sparking, then no light, then no motor on. Then all was darkness. In the whole house. No big deal, think I, from a long line of descendents who landed at Plymouth, and wandered down the trail, to the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Satisfaction Of Killing An Ear Of Corn.