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.
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?’
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 1967 Pearls Before Swine sang "Miss Morse". A group of boy scouts in New York called in to protest. They had studied Morse, and recognized the Morse code in the lyrics. Always be prepared. It was band. And banned. And then there were the Beatles- George dead? John dead? and what exactly, please, is … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Bain, Pain, Band, And Panned.
Every morning my husband and I put on the coffee, and the stand -up- the -spoon super black tea, plunk ourselves down in front of the tube, and watch the news for a quarter of an hour or so. Or used to At the moment here in Gutenberg Land, the "news" is available as: CNN … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: TV or Not TV: The Case For Training Farriers.
Gutenberg City is known for Roman centurions, and Legions, and monuments, and the Roman, Drusus, who supposedly introduced wine to Germany. Culture? Since I spend a lot of my life here in Gutenberg City stumbling over dinosaurs bone excavation spots, trying to get across an impenetrable street to get to a bus stop, or circling … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Culture On Demand
Try as I will, it's hard for me to realize that just a couple of days ago, I was in Kew Garden. That's the Royal Botanical Gardens about a half hour by train outside of central London. And one of my favorite places on this earth. Now I'm a park person anyway. Any time we … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Kewing Up, Nun and Vampire Cemeteries, And Douglas Adams’ Pens.
I keep swearing to myself I will stop reading the geek news, but somehow it is just so darned entertaining. Even for those of us who don't, like my scientist husband Harald, roll on the floor laughing and beating our fists into the carpet because half of the stuff the "physicists" write on the blackboard … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The New Technology: Bowling For Partners