And Gutenberg Lived Here: Summer Solstice: Like The Man Said

Yesterday I got involved in a sort of friendly word war. Actually, there was no war, since when someone has a great Michael Caine accent and writes about his "luvverly garden" you always finish last. Which is fine with me. The oldgit at wordpress is just too funny. And while we were tossing words about, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Summer Solstice: Like The Man Said

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Singing And Technology: The Pling And I

Monday night was rehearsal for one of the great comic roles for a dramatic Mezzo: Nancy, half of Friedrich von Flotow's  pair of royals turned bucolic Annie Get Your Guns. Who end up being sold as maids to two bucolics who turn out to be royals, and if this sounds like a cross between Shakespeare … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Singing And Technology: The Pling And I

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Crocodile On The Bank

There is a strange high-pitched hoop-hoop-hoop sound (An exercise to get vocal beginners to find the area where they project best.) Then a quartett bursts through the door And sings a very funny, and often slightly raucus, version of some very serious song. In this case, with lyrics to do with the US political campaign. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Crocodile On The Bank

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To The Thorsday Conundrum

Hi. Come on in. No, it's not really a typo. And yes, I really am going to write about that old chestnut Thorsday. Named for Thor. The hammer-wielding, thunder and lightening throwing, cart drawn by two goats riding, husband of Sif and lover of a whole lot of other -hm-well, let's just call them female … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To The Thorsday Conundrum

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Rabbit Rabbit

Here in Gutenberg land, we're big fans of all-purpose curse removal. eg: the exchange of: "rabbit rabbit," "rabbit rabbit rabbit," "white rabbit," "rabbit rabbit white rabbit," or even "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit, rabbit rabbit." Try that one three times out loud, before coffee, and I don't know about the one full month of good … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Rabbit Rabbit

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day That Was Better Than It Should Be

Today I watched the sun come up through a foggy, spitting mist of rain. I thought of all I had to do today. And how I would have to walk a half hour to the bus stop through it. And then I simply gave up, looked out the window, and enjoyed it thoroughly. And when … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day That Was Better Than It Should Be

And Curiosity Lived Here: I’ve Always Wondered…

-Why people have to compete with each other. Isn't it enough that each of us has a very own, God-given talent, and reason to be here, and it's our job to see that we progress the way we are meant to.   -Why some people don't work on themselves, but spend their lives attacking others. … Continue reading And Curiosity Lived Here: I’ve Always Wondered…

You Know You’re A Foreigner When…

Actually, the question of "foreigner" never comes up much here in Gutenberg Land. Unless they need someone to yell at because the local news stations have been whipping them up over the political situation in the world at the moment, or they need someone to put on a national costume and sing a couple of … Continue reading You Know You’re A Foreigner When…

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Morris Dancer- Is That A Car?

Just about a week ago, I decided to go shopping at our local equivalent of a closed mall- multiple electronic stores on one end, a rather large food store on the other, shoes, keys, teller machine, optics, flowers, and three small take-aways in the middle- Which, here in Gutenberg land, makes it the center of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Morris Dancer- Is That A Car?