And Gutenberg Lived Here: When It’s Friday Night, And The Spirits Are Rising, Who Ya Gonna Call? A Comparatist.
Friday night in Gutenberg Land. Hump day is over. Train’s rounding the bend to Chinese and a movie. You’ve been holding your breath all week, afraid to breath out. But here it is. You are free. You are going out. And then, the love of your life drops a bombshell … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: When It’s Friday Night, And The Spirits Are Rising, Who Ya Gonna Call? A Comparatist.
Today is Old Wives Carnival here. The day a lot of women wait all year for. It starts with a group of women, in costume, usually female devils in very very short skirts, putting up a ladder and “storming” the town hall. (And being repelled by a confetti canon, aimed … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “Old Wives’ Thursday,” or Where Is Gloria Steinem When You Need Her?
Finally. It’s that time of year again. The end of August- The time when the Gutenberger get loud. Loud as in: When the sky is this blue, and the temperatures in the high twenties, and people have worked through thirty-five plus celsius temperatures making shoe polish, and tooth paste, and … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Despite Everything, This Is The Time Of Loud.
“I read the news today, oh boy…” Geek news. All about: an Octobot- one of those slimy wiggly eight-armed bots which are “completely autonomous.” Completely autonomous? As in you come home one night and discover that instead of cleaning the house and fixing dinner, it has changed the locks, and … Continue Reading What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?
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. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Buoy Bells And Ancient Manuscripts
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 … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sunday, Sun Day, Son Day-An Eco Of Gutenberg Land
Yesterday was one of those days you hope for all summer- twenty-seven degrees, pale blue sky, just a hint of a breeze. (Did I mention it was wet, wet, wet here all summer? Or roasting hot and full of things that buzz and sting and make noise all night? No, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And The Beat Goes On
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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Spam, Spam, and Spam.
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 … 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 … 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, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Pokemon Go. Away.