And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Quaint Ancient Local Customs, And Not So Ancient Greek Restaurants.

Last night we went to one of those ancient historical culture phenomena, no, not Bavarian dancing in dirndl dresses and short leather pants and hat with goat's beard,  like you always see on the news, or on shows like NCIS, whose local production staff took them all the way to Berlin, to film, and embarrassingly … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Quaint Ancient Local Customs, And Not So Ancient Greek Restaurants.

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 put up a small day … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sociological Importance Of The Introduction Of Parsnip Fries On The German Culture

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.

A couple of days ago, I got a neat little icon picture thingy, a "W" in a laurel wreath, with a silver loving cup and the inscription "Happy Anniversary." It was signed by Herman, my personal happy engineer. Thank you, Herman. I didn't even know we were going together. Are you by any means related … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Night Of The Great Cosmic Vampire Squid

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 was the show- was a … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Night Of The Great Cosmic Vampire Squid

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Satisfaction Of Killing An Ear Of Corn.

A couple of days ago, while making toast, our electric dutch oven blew a gasket. As in- sparking, then no light, then no motor on. Then all was darkness. In the whole house. No big deal, think I, from  a long line of descendents who landed at Plymouth, and wandered down the trail, to the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Satisfaction Of Killing An Ear Of Corn.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Land Of Celts And Teutonics

In a recent "And Gutenberg Lived Here" blog, I talked about Sunday morning in the land of Celts and Teutonics. We have a huge population of celtic ancestry here- Stonehenge-like builders from way back, (they were here before they went to GB or Ireland) and the result on the populace is visible. Those Gutenberger descended … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday In The Land Of Celts And Teutonics

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pigs’ Heads, Gaussian Libations, And Ascension Day Incense.

It's bridge week here in Gutenberg Land. And that means: On Thursday last week, all the male Gutenbergers- (male only, because Thursday, Ascension day, is also father's day here,) went to high smoky mass with the wife and kids' no disrespect meant, but when it comes to incense, we Gutenbergers don't mess around. Especially when … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pigs’ Heads, Gaussian Libations, And Ascension Day Incense.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: What To Do On National Kumquat And Dried Salted Tuna Day.

I admit it. I'm the kind of person who occasionally looks at a recipe, while looking for anything, anything to read in the magazines they provide in a dentist's office. Then i study it carefully, decipher the secret, or two secret ingredients- gee, it has condensed milk instead of milk and margarine. Ok. And then … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What To Do On National Kumquat And Dried Salted Tuna Day.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Residuum On A Bed Of Rocket

Whoever would have guessed that when I made a quick end run around the leftovers in the fridge today, -hey, we made it through the weekend- with guests- what more do you want? that I would. on a Tuesday, be: One: making a huge  statement as part of the flash movement ie of the millions … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Residuum On A Bed Of Rocket

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Purple Dumplings

I know, especially with all that is going on in the world today, that the following topic is right up there with "are cows ambidextrous?" or "Who won the world series in 1960" but, at the moment, I have gotten a lot of questions, from people where I grew up, or people planning visits to … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Purple Dumplings