I was about six when I cooked my first meal. Scrambled eggs. I don't really remember why I did it, except my father had cancer at the time, my mother was teaching and constantly exhausted, and we kids were up at all kinds of hours and constantly starving. All I remember is I made breakfast … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Now You’re Cooking
It's conference season here in Gutenberg Land. And since the U is out, but the foreign speakers, visiting scholars, and of course main plenary speakers are arriving, things are getting really hot. As in: for those who don't know about Gutenberg U, one of the most interesting facts is the symbol of the university, the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Enough With Schroedinger’s Cat Already
One of my relatives is Pokemon mad. Which I assume, from the little bit of reading I did on it, has something to do with Californian culture and Japanese cartoons. Nuff said. What I didn't figure on, especially in these days of news programs filled with violence and killings, Brexit, and, in general, unbelievably stupid … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Pokemon Go. Away.
Here in Gutenberg Land, we have now entered the phenomenon known as the month of Möbius: The time when everything that was inside suddenly turns on itself and becomes outside. Winter iceskating suddenly becomes in-line skating, racing in huge packs of fifty or more yelling loudly as they race through the nearly dark streets. Wearing … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To The Month Of Möbius
This week all the hoopla started for the release of the new Tarzan film. With champagne dinner and gala premiere. I assume in white tie and loin cloth. And since it is school vacation here, the kids, privy to such info faster than we are, are sitting in the trees and practicing the Tarzan yell. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Tarzan, La Brea, And The New Mastadons.
First, let me start with the ubiquitous and absolutely required in polite society greeting: May the fourth be with you. (Ever since the Big Bang theory made it to number one in the tv ratings over here.) This morning I got a quick note from a friend, with a link no less, asking me if … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Yes, Gutenberger Do Have A Fourth Of July
Today started out so totally normal. The usual clean, shop, wash, sleep-in Saturday routine known to generations of American pioneers crossing the desert on the wagon train version of Route 66, stopping at the general store, feeding the horses. Well, maybe more like the local version of Walmart, but still. Around three we were done, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Flying Banana
The end of June is a fantastic time here in Gutenberg Land. There is a feeling of ripeness, and heaviness As if summer is truly here With all its magical powers. The trees are full of fruit right now. The symbol of one of the neighboring villages is a woman, in tied up voluminous skirts, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Asparagus, Strawberrys, And The Stillness
Twice per year, on New Years afternoon and today, I sit down, with my wonderful, very very patient, hubby, make a pot of Typhoo tea, and we start remembering. What we have done since January. The good, the bad, the finished, the undone. It gives us strength. The New Years' is almost always a joyful … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: 365 And Ticking
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