And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.

A couple of days ago, I got a neat little icon picture thingy, a "W" in a laurel wreath, with a silver loving cup and the inscription "Happy Anniversary." It was signed by Herman, my personal happy engineer. Thank you, Herman. I didn't even know we were going together. Are you by any means related … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Chariots Of The Pods.

I get a truly wonderful info page regularly, called Geek News- great fun over breakfast, especially if you are married to a scientist whose comments are usually along the lines of "they say what,,,? as they hold you a lecture on why Isaac Newton would not be amused. And you retreat into a wonderful joyful … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Chariots Of The Pods.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Tech-Tock- You Are Collecting What…?

As I am writing this: There are kids out on the soccer field near us, fans of the local soccer team, training to yell and stomp for each other, and hopefully one day get a place either in the local pom-pom girls. cheering for the pro team, or drumming, to heat up the crowd, (more … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Tech-Tock- You Are Collecting What…?

The Case of The Arf-ful Dodgers: Who Do You Call- Lassie or Pywackit?

I was raised all my life with animals. A grandfather, uncles, cousins, all in the performing animal film industry- over a hundred dogs, four horses, a few camels, and a very famous cat- no not the one who cha-chas backwards for cat chow. Think more a severely Cumberbatch of a cat, with a collar and … Continue reading The Case of The Arf-ful Dodgers: Who Do You Call- Lassie or Pywackit?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To Sight City

I don't know about you all, but I'm a gadget lover. And a chaser of adventures- which somehow, in the end, usually end up chasing me instead. Case in point: Sight City- And if you haven't heard of Sight City, shame on you. Well, maybe not- but it is, to tell the truth, the largest … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To Sight City

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Touch A Sleeve, And Hear The Rolling Stones?

I read the news today, oh boy. All about how in the very near future our clothing is going to be made out of a material that transports signals, just like a smart watch. Except it will be your entire clothing. Which lead me to the following ideas: (sorry, I'm one of those people who … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Touch A Sleeve, And Hear The Rolling Stones?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Our Traffic Is Worse Than Tokyo???

One of the most interesting, and perhaps unexpected things about the Carnival season here in Gutenberg Land, is that you suddenly learn things you would never expect to learn from Carnival. By which I mean: turn on the tv, or put on your costume, and go to a "hall meeting" of one of the Carnival … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Our Traffic Is Worse Than Tokyo???

And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.

I read the news today, oh boy. Hey, it's not that much after Valentine's Day, already. So anyway, way out there on the heart- or heartless, front: Men, there is a  Cyrano de Bergerac Bot now available to write love letters for you. Ladies, have you ever been in the situation where someone female- neighbor, … Continue reading And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: TV or Not TV: The Case For Training Farriers.

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.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Movies, Vampires, and the Industrial Revolution.

Yesterday we and some friends decided to go to the movies. Nothing controversial, nothing too chick flicky- these are Hunsruck mountain men- no Transformer hero Action men we are intelligent, thinking, modern working women, and besides, we, les girls,  are all already married, so we don't have to put up with Bruce Lee meets Wonder … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Movies, Vampires, and the Industrial Revolution.