On our way into the Gutenberg train station to catch the Gutenberg City to Erasmusville train, I suddenly realized I had left behind my traveling novel. Yes, I do keep one just for traveling. And one for the doctor. And one for the dentist. Where I don't have to go so often, thank heavens, but … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Did The Romans Have Vampires?
When Gutenberger go to the town of Freiburg, it is usually for only one reason: fall hiking in the gorgeous Black Forest. And, of course, being Gutenberger, there had better be good food and drink somewhere along the line. Not that the Gutenberger aren't educated, and cultivated, and open to new ideas. (Probably more so … Continue reading And Erasmus Lived Here: On Ghostbusting, And “Best Local Food? At The Top Of The Funicular.”
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
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
I miss the sigh of the corn a lot, living over here in Gutenberg Land- that soft sound when the summer is really far along, the sky is soft blue, the air is hot hot hot, and, as you walk through the seven-foot stalks in the field, there is just a tiny moment of wind, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Sigh Of The Corn
What is it about breath that makes people so flip out they haven't got any to spare? If you look at the Chinese medicine 5 element system: wood, fire, water, metal, earth, add in the air from Earth, Wind, and Fire, and you get: our body's warmed-air-breathing plus blood circulation. aka survival. Cool. In, out, … Continue reading Dragons’ Breath, Writers’ Breath, Save Your Breath.
I admit it. I'm an unashamed people-watcher. And people-wonderer. As in: Sitting peacefully in a cafe, English tea with milk in hand, to the chagrin of every German barista ever trained- except at McDonald's- I overheard two rather loud women at the next table saying: "I swear, I heard it on tv last night. " … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And What Would YOU Do When You Heard The Words “Paleo- Flirting?”
I read an article today that absolutely fascinated me: A smart watch that runs on body heat. Totally. I kid you not. The heat produced by your body, and escaping through your skin, assuming you are a normal, warm-blooded being, is enough to run a very sophisticated smart watch. AND... store enough energy in the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Invisible Watches, Body Heat, And The Real Dr Who
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.
As most of the people who read my blog know, I'm married to a mathematician. Gasp That implies two things. One: at every party if you want to talk to someone you have to circulate. Alone. And two: If you are a at a party, unless you happen to be hosting it yourself, everyone there … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Geek Humor And Me