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.
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
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