31- 12- 2017 here. Still And time for a quick look back at: Workin' nine to five And every other bizarre moment of a to others odd, but to me fulfilling, way of life- except, of course, for the time I take off for to cook meals I have carefully researched to make healthy, and … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: On Time, Its Essence, And Cha-Cha-Cha.
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 for the six weeks, now … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: From Death to Christmas- Pass The Chocolate.
Saturday, after the usual twenty-seven crises and forty-two errands, we decided we had had enough. And took the car, drove through the city of Gutenberg since the bridge across the river near us still isn't functioning right, resulting in three-hour traffic jams (for a twelve-minute trip) headed across the Roman-built Theodore Heuss bridge, up the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: John Adams, Abigail Adams, Gomez Addams
Ok, this is going to take a bit of doing, so hang on, and watch, if you will, a slightly out of practice literary comparatist work: what do James Herriot and German National Unity Day have in common? James Herriot, the creator of All Creatures Great And Small, All Things Wise And Wonderful, and the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: James Herriot And German National Unity Day.
Like the famous old joke says: What is the oldest profession? Answer? To quote that great son of the Mississippi, Mark Twain, no, not lady of the horizontal persuasion, but those of the "Madam, I'm Adam" persuasion: ie: gardener. The one who, in German murder mysteries, is as opposed to the English Christie type, where James, … Continue reading And Sir Walter Scott Lived Here: And Now For A Small Digression: The Genesis Of Murder Mysteries
Several years ago, even before the Outlander, the Highlander, and all the other 'Kilt-dressed rolling in the heather and stabbing Englishmen and Haggis, whichever came first,' romance figures were invented, my Robbie Burns and Ivanhoe fan of a husband and I- I'm more the Stevenson type- planned and planned how we could get to Edinburgh. … Continue reading And Sir Walter Scott Lived Here: Just Reach Through The Window To Open The Train Door, And Don’t Forget The Mechanical Chicken
Several years ago our clique, picture "Friends" on a much larger scale, was discussing God and the world, like we always do, when the math and history types suddenly closed ranks, and decided the only thing to do was sing mathematical songs, followed by the courtly songs of the worshipful high Emir of some place … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What Age Is My Architecture?
When your field of study was comparative lit, your view of the world tends to be just a little different from most folks (Not that everyone else's isn't- Or have you ever tried to discuss a new film with a dentist? Sorry all dentists out there. Make that mathematicians. Oops. Mea Bobaqi, mea maxima Bobaqi.) … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?
Last night we went to one of those ancient historical culture phenomena, no, not Bavarian dancing in dirndl dresses and short leather pants and hat with goat's beard, like you always see on the news, or on shows like NCIS, whose local production staff took them all the way to Berlin, to film, and embarrassingly … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Quaint Ancient Local Customs, And Not So Ancient Greek Restaurants.
Finally. It's that time of year again. The end of August- The time when the Gutenberger get loud. Loud as in: When the sky is this blue, and the temperatures in the high twenties, and people have worked through thirty-five plus celsius temperatures making shoe polish, and tooth paste, and glass, and fantastic books, just … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Despite Everything, This Is The Time Of Loud.