For anyone who is interested in mysteries- As anyone is who still has a drop of Airedale blood in them, that noble species we are all descended from, from detectives, to dancers, to clog hoppers, to singers (hey, Airedale is in Ireland. They have some great tenors there.) or who … Continue Reading Quahog On A Tightrope: Here’s To The Crimewriters
Dear whoever made the mistake of thinking spring starts on the twenty-first, or twenty-second of April, or somewhere near June in the Gregorian calendar, or whatever… because… today is the first day of spring. How do I know? Well…. This is the day that: Puxtahawny Phil and his crowd wash … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Real First Day Of Spring
The following is an A-Z Bestiary of the kind of Animals one sees in Germany, from zoos, to in the wilderness, to in the tourist areas, over Easter. Hope you enjoy. A shrewdness of apes, A sounder of boars, A pounce of cats, Our week here in Gutenberg land has … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: A Bestiary of Easter Animals.
And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Stillness of Three O’clock, Electric Candles, And A Chorister’s Ration of Eggnog
One of the biggest things about celebrating Good Friday here in Gutenberg Land is the extreme clash of opposites. The ever-growing number of “free church” members- anyone not Catholic or Lutheran, the two state churches, take things very very seriously on this day, with groups overnighting in the church, in … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Stillness of Three O’clock, Electric Candles, And A Chorister’s Ration of Eggnog
One of the blogs I much admire here on WordPress is Ellen Hawley’s Notes From The UK. She’s a New Yawker, living apparently if I understand her right, in Cornwall. And today her topic was the differences between the UK and the USA, a topic I adore, since I always … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Too Much Cellotape, And When King Lear Speaks Cockney.
Yesterday was wind-down Tuesday here in Mardi Gras capitol Gutenberg Land. So far we have had: “cut the mens’ ties off, storm the town hall, old ladies dancing in the streets” Thursday, Then “you can’t get a hair appointment, buy flowers, or candy, or really anything but milk-less hard rolls, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Carnival In Review: Duck When They Throw The Candy, And Mercy For Sykes.
Since we are now rounding the curve of disgusting wet cold (I knew I should have put a blanket over the hood of the car last night) January, named for Janus the Two Faced, and headed toward that first of the super fascinating months that were dropped into the Roman … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Too Many “R”s And These Are The Months Of Our Lives.
Yesterday we went downtown early. Make that VERY early. Because: Here you have to be crafty, and wily, and go down so early the rest of the more cars than members of the populace are still having breakfast, or are at work waking others members of the populace at seven … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Mardi Gras, Flying Donuts, And All Things Gutenberg
I’m a little late writing this blog on the first of firsts since…. Well, let’s just leave it to “My GPS Navigator Ate It” until I have time to tell you all the gory details. For the moment, though, the first in our household was truly a first. As in… … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: A Unique First Of January In A Series Of Unique First Of Januaries.
I just finished reading a wonderful blog, called Irish Christmas traditions at Wandering Gaels and it started me thinking about my own wandering Gael family, and our more than California-ized Christmas traditions. I would like to share a few of them with you. Picture if you will: Christmas eve morning. … Continue Reading And A Maine Coon Cat Lived Here: Wondering Gaels.
And the next line, thanks to a beautiful medieval song from about 1261, is “loudly sing cucco.” Yup. Those medieval birds were definitely loud. And knew how to sing. And enjoy the fact that summer was coming. And the people who sang it also. So why Summer is a-comin in, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sumer Is Icumin In
It’s freezing here. And grey. And the local doctors, life coaches, night education classes and sun studios are doing a booming business in winter depression cures. Not helped along much by the fact the local carnival clubs have all called it a day until February, at least, to make room … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: From Death to Christmas- Pass The Chocolate.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the first words ever made- The words sent out. And let flow into the earth, Where they mixed with tungsten, And lead, And all the other earthly elements, Until a particular mix was formed That held them solidly in place, And allowed everyone … Continue Reading And We All Lived Here: Have You Ever Wondered?
I don’t know what it is about Fridays- Maybe it’s just the fact that since everyone else is on the road that day, in up to two-hour traffic jams, or has picked up their kids from school at one pm and are at McD’s, before trying to shove the tykes … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Just Call Me Friday
Its been a busy week here in Gutenberg Land: Trying to find someone to repair a refrigerator, when every day for the last week, and this one, was either a “bridge day” – ie a lot of people here in Gutenberg land only work until Friday at 2 PM- due … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Whew!
On our way into the Gutenberg train station to catch the Gutenberg City to Erasmusville train, I suddenly realized I had left behind my traveling novel. Yes, I do keep one just for traveling. And one for the doctor. And one for the dentist. Where I don’t have to go … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Did The Romans Have Vampires?