I know this is a ridiculous topic for a moment in history like this one, But somehow, here in Gutenberg land, the heftiest of the problems at the moment, are, for the most part, being handled peacefully, thnak heavens, leaving only the loudest, here in Gutenberg land the supply issues, as a small pin prick … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: TheWorld Goes Under, The Asparagus Goes Up.
As I wrote in my last blog entry, we here in Gutenberg land, Or at least the "we" who are apparently, more than temporarily locked in here, in our magical hopefully corona-repellent apartment, unless the Gutenberg scientists, who are the ones here in Germany working on the shots, the ones that will finally bring our … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Corona, Linguistical Nonsense, And A Musician’s Shaggy Dog Story.
For some time now, I’ve been considering starting a new blog. My first blog, Quahog, was, for me at least, satisfying to write, and apparently relatively well liked. Then came the stalking. What decided me to start up again, after over two years of terror, was the following: 1. I am a positive thinker. And … Continue reading Books On The Half-Shell: A Quahog Chases Culture
For anyone who is interested in mysteries- As anyone is who still has a drop of Airedale blood in them, that noble species we are all descended from, from detectives, to dancers, to clog hoppers, to singers (hey, Airedale is in Ireland. They have some great tenors there.) or who digs up gardens, to bury … Continue reading Quahog On A Tightrope: Here’s To The Crimewriters
Today is Old Wives Carnival here. The day a lot of women wait all year for. It starts with a group of women, in costume, usually female devils in very very short skirts, putting up a ladder and "storming" the town hall. (And being repelled by a confetti canon, aimed in the other direction, ie … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “Old Wives’ Thursday,” or Where Is Gloria Steinem When You Need Her?
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.
So...Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys, Girls... (and sheep-and-grouse-herding border collies,) when we last left our intrepid travellers, Rhineland Gutenberger bred and born- well, at least they moved there some time ago, they were: struggling with boots and southwester far too large, but at least sturdy, braving a hurricane-force wind, (the locals told us to walk it- … Continue reading And Sir Walter Scott Lived Here: We Beard The Mechanical Chicken In Its Lair.
Today was one of those days. Long ride downtown, then the usual parking problems, appointments everywhere, and... suddenly... the glorious thrill of pure magical sunshine on the Rhine, the chance to watch kids play on the grass between the main government buildings, dogs frolicking, a group of Swiss tourists who put up a small day … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sociological Importance Of The Introduction Of Parsnip Fries On The German Culture
Last night my husband and I watched a science fiction show- what else do you watch when you studied literature, and he is a scientist? And suddenly, while thinking that what I really needed, in this retro-scientific noir atmosphere- that was bigger on the inside than the outside- and that was the show- was a … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Night Of The Great Cosmic Vampire Squid
Anyone else out there remember the late sixties? (Not that I do- my grandmother must have told me about it- I would put a smiley here, if I didn't hate them so much, weren't raised in an age where you thought about what people wrote, so that you heard the smile in their writing which … Continue reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”