And Gutenberg Lived Here: And All Points West

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 goes through in this biz … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And All Points West

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday, Sun Day, Son Day-An Eco Of Gutenberg Land

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 older models- like the oldest … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday, Sun Day, Son Day-An Eco Of Gutenberg Land

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Live Long And Prosper

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 what Star Trek means to … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Live Long And Prosper

My Hippie Name? Generation Pig-headed

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, What's up, people check, "If … Continue reading My Hippie Name? Generation Pig-headed

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday Sunday: The Worm In The Computer

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 into the crack in the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday Sunday: The Worm In The Computer

And Gutenberg Lived Here: What, A European Song Contest Isn’t Enough?

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 escape key, please, is something … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What, A European Song Contest Isn’t Enough?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Witches, Ascension,Waldmeister, Cauldron Races, And Carnival

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 of old tires and the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Witches, Ascension,Waldmeister, Cauldron Races, And Carnival

Dragons’ Breath, Writers’Breath, Save Your Breath

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 in all the years she … Continue reading Dragons’ Breath, Writers’Breath, Save Your Breath

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Taxi, Taxi

When you are carless, you learn who you really are. Not that we usually drive everywhere. ie Due to the narrow streets here, castled walls, city gates, one way everywhere, not to mention the road construction on a tourist fast train none of us wanted, you can spend a lot of time driving around and … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Taxi, Taxi