Yesterday was a special day for Harald and I. So we chucked everything, took a day off, and went to one of our favorite places: Eltville. Alta Villa. Right on the water, the city of roses, and where Gutenberg "retired." Ie, toward the end of his life, he was broke. As he always was, since, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Buoy Bells And Ancient Manuscripts
Today started, as days often start in my world, with me with my hand stuck in the coffee machine. Actually, it is not all that wild of a story, infinitely logical even- Harald the mathematician's comment when I told him about it- Thank you Mr Spock. So anyway, there I was with my hand in … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Two Tales And A London Cabbie
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
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
In case you didn't notice, my computer George (he won't tell me his real name) is once more collecting spam and insults, and secretly sharing it (behind my back) with all his friends and ex-classmates at Boxbook. That is to say, after over a week offline, my usually barely controllable box of chips and bolts … Continue reading Little Box Of Horrors: It’s Baaaack
Sunday night was one of those moments musicians live for. The concert venue's atmosphere was perfect: St Augustine's: A gorgeously renovated true baroque of a baroque church (even if the local fire ordinances insisted the pyramid for lit votive candles, right next to the ancient filigreed wooden railings, has to have a smoke hood with … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: How Do You Learn To Sing Ancient Chinese?
Today is our anniversary. And a so-called round anniversary at that. No, not parsley which is twelve and a half. (yes, I know, but believe it or not, Germans, as apparently the only ones in the world, I sincerely hope, celebrate 12 1/2 by tacking a pound and a half of parsley on the bride … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, Guys- So Which Genius Invented A Parsley Anniversary Already?
Now that I finally have the stalker off my blog, I hope, and the soul-searching to help a bud is done, it's time for a blog again about the good people of Gutenberg Land. Namely, today is the ides plus four. Yup, that's right. But since the Roman calendar was divided into kalends-the first of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Ides Plus Four
When we bought our most recent car, which we had to, since our last was turned into a cube by a much bigger and more unfriendly vehicle, we decided that, since there are only a few, like at the most three, days of snow per year here, but the days we do have are hefty, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Re-tirement, And Other Wheelie Important Topics
Yesterday we here in Gutenberg Land got hit by thirty degrees Celsius. That's the high eighties, for those in Fahrenheit only countries. And although it's not really unusual here- We've had high body temperature to raging fever range in July on occasion- the gist of the problem is: We're one of those three days of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Spam, Spam, and Spam.