Did you ever have one of those weeks...? And this is the point where normal people put down a list of the totally bizarre and freaky things that happened to them in the last seven days, knowing full well that, even though such things happen, and are freaky, and weird, and scientifically fully on the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And Finally It Was Sunday.
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 learn so much from my … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Too Much Cellotape, And When King Lear Speaks Cockney.
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 to feel the power of … Continue reading And We All Lived Here: Have You Ever Wondered?
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.
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?’
Today, while typing away at a long piece I am working on, and getting a bit "Peckish"- Harold and I grew up on Monty Python- the derivation of which name I once had to explain to an English class of mine, to much amusement, and a whole lot of questions about the historical Monty (General … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Since When Is A BLT Mathematical?