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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading And Sir Walter Scott Lived Here: We Beard The Mechanical Chicken In Its Lair.
And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sociological Importance Of The Introduction Of Parsnip Fries On The German Culture
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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”
I know- actually I’m hoping- that some of you have wondered why my blog was not up in the last couple of days- answer: busman’s holiday. Make that: a last-minute secretive midnight-ish invite, a crazy three-day preparation period, during which I had to handle the usual- and unusual- things everyone … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And All Points West
Yesterday was thirty-three degrees hot here in Gutenberg Land. Meaning the entire populace was underway- eating ice-cream while dangling feet in the town fountain, looking for a store to browse in that just happen to have air-conditioning. And today being Sunday, And the churches here definitely NOT air-conditined- although the … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday, Sun Day, Son Day-An Eco Of Gutenberg Land
Yesterday was not only a big day for sci fi in America- the Gutenberger went all out- from first light, with a camera team and wacky reporter from the second television dressed in full Star-Trek regalia and terrorizing the town with costume department tri-corders to questions to trapped passers-by about … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Live Long And Prosper
Anyone else out there notice that since the animal rights people started to go against branding animals, we started “branding” people? You have, of course, the standards: 3 picture identification cards required for financial transactions, Masses of different forms of social media: “choose one word that describes you” who’s on, … Continue Reading My Hippie Name? Generation Pig-headed
This morning I woke up with the full expectation of writing the epos of a life-time. Well, at least having a little fun at the computer before breakfast when I opened the lid of my slider, switched it on, and discovered a fat white more than slightly disgusting worm disappearing … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday Sunday: The Worm In The Computer
Yesterday morning my other half and I watched, make that fast-forwarded, through a video of the European Song Contest. (I have to. My voice students and adult beginners’ choir regularly ask questions on such things, and are always disappointed if I say “huh?”) Anyway, the ESC no jokes about an … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What, A European Song Contest Isn’t Enough?
May is a busy month here in Gutenberg Land. What with St Walpurga, she of the thirtieth of April witches’ covens, waldmeister punch, a hallucinogenic drink served in small amounts in almost all pubs here, (more and you could end up seriously poisoned) and fires of massive proportion, made out … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Witches, Ascension,Waldmeister, Cauldron Races, And Carnival
The old days? I mean, the good old days I would understand. Way back in the 1800’s, when we rode our horses through the tall prarie grass that tickeled the bottom of our boots, and the sun beat down on our straw hats, as we stopped at the fishing hole … Continue Reading Ye Olde Days
Warning: non-humorous thought piece. This is a Tuesday prompt from the Helmsley editors at Writers’ Den. The task is to start with their first sentence. She ducked behind the wall, sheltering herself from the blast. His breath was a form of dragon breath she had not been subjected to … Continue Reading Dragons’ Breath, Writers’Breath, Save Your Breath