And Gutenberg Lived Here: Whew!

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 to the number of hours … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Whew!

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Reconstructing Deconstruction

Way back in the years I started studying literature, everything was deconstructionism. We even had one prof who made us a "tool box" Only as a paper diagram, of course. With bolt cutters, you cut the title off the article to see what it is worth on its own. And what the article is worth … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Reconstructing Deconstruction

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Did The Romans Have Vampires?

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 so often, thank heavens, but … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Did The Romans Have Vampires?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Dark, Darker, Comic.

Murder mysteries here in Gutenberg Land are, to quote a shop owner at the unfortunately now defunct and much missed Murder One in London, "usually the "noir" type:" taking place at night, in a cemetery, with¬† a shovel, preferable to a country house on a weekend. And then, of course, they must be full of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Dark, Darker, Comic.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: James Herriot And German National Unity Day.

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.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: World Coffee Day.

What? The first of October is world coffee day? Good grief, how do I hide this fact so my husband Harald doesn't find it? (He who can't get up and moving without two cups, and I often felt would leave me for a senorita in Cuba, Guatemala, Columbia, or any of the other places the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: World Coffee Day.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Believe It Or Not, We Are Walled Off Due To German Unity Day.

"No man is an island..." Unless you live in Gutenberg Land. Where, at the moment, Harald and I, having just gotten home from Pitlochry, washed about 16 loads of still rain-damp laundry, and having a marvelous time looking at pictures we snapped while pretending not to be tourists- fat chance in a German southwester and … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Believe It Or Not, We Are Walled Off Due To German Unity Day.

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, 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

And Gutenberg Lived Here: What Age Is My Architecture?

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?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?

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?