For anyone who is interested in mysteries- As anyone is who still has a drop of Airedale blood in them, that noble species we are all descended from, from detectives, to dancers, to clog hoppers, to singers (hey, Airedale is in Ireland. They have some great tenors there.) or who … Continue Reading Quahog On A Tightrope: Here’s To The Crimewriters
One of the blogs I much admire here on WordPress is Ellen Hawley’s Notes From The UK. She’s a New Yawker, living apparently if I understand her right, in Cornwall. And today her topic was the differences between the UK and the USA, a topic I adore, since I always … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Too Much Cellotape, And When King Lear Speaks Cockney.
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.
Spring has sprung here: Above four degrees Celsius, Snow melted, for the moment, and Carnival (German Mardi Gras) has taken over the city. (Time to rent out the apartment for a bazillion pblslozies per night and go on vacation) As everyone writing a blog at the moment, especially the travel … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Sunshine Blues And Notable Math Transit
Hi to everyone reading this. (And Thanks) And although it’s a bit late, wishing you all a happy and blessed New Year This has been a wild, or Wilde, start for us into the new year. As in: Christmas eve found us circling Gutenberg City and playing musical churches- each … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: So Why Is Oscar Wilde Dancing The Can-can In “Die Fledermaus?”
31- 12- 2017 here. Still And time for a quick look back at: Workin’ nine to five And every other bizarre moment of a to others odd, but to me fulfilling, way of life- except, of course, for the time I take off for to cook meals I have carefully … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: On Time, Its Essence, And Cha-Cha-Cha.
Nearly two weeks ago we went to visit an old friend, born in 1854, and thus well over 163 years old, by last count. He was taking a small busman’s holiday, you see, mon Dieu, on the Orient Express. Fantastic wide vistas, a compartment of travelling companions, mostly all over … Continue Reading And Poirot Lived Here: Penn And Teller And The Murder On The Orient Express.
And the next line, thanks to a beautiful medieval song from about 1261, is “loudly sing cucco.” Yup. Those medieval birds were definitely loud. And knew how to sing. And enjoy the fact that summer was coming. And the people who sang it also. So why Summer is a-comin in, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Sumer Is Icumin In
Have you ever wondered what happened to the first words ever made- The words sent out. And let flow into the earth, Where they mixed with tungsten, And lead, And all the other earthly elements, Until a particular mix was formed That held them solidly in place, And allowed everyone … Continue Reading And We All Lived Here: Have You Ever Wondered?
Its been a busy week here in Gutenberg Land: Trying to find someone to repair a refrigerator, when every day for the last week, and this one, was either a “bridge day” – ie a lot of people here in Gutenberg land only work until Friday at 2 PM- due … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Whew!
Way back in the years I started studying literature, everything was deconstructionism. We even had one prof who made us a “tool box” Only as a paper diagram, of course. With bolt cutters, you cut the title off the article to see what it is worth on its own. And … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Reconstructing Deconstruction
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 … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Did The Romans Have Vampires?
Saturday, after the usual twenty-seven crises and forty-two errands, we decided we had had enough. And took the car, drove through the city of Gutenberg since the bridge across the river near us still isn’t functioning right, resulting in three-hour traffic jams (for a twelve-minute trip) headed across the Roman-built … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: John Adams, Abigail Adams, Gomez Addams
Murder mysteries here in Gutenberg Land are, to quote a shop owner at the unfortunately now defunct and much missed Murder One in London, “usually the “noir” type:” taking place at night, in a cemetery, with a shovel, preferable to a country house on a weekend. And then, of course, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Dark, Darker, Comic.
Ok, this is going to take a bit of doing, so hang on, and watch, if you will, a slightly out of practice literary comparatist work: what do James Herriot and German National Unity Day have in common? James Herriot, the creator of All Creatures Great And Small, All Things … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: James Herriot And German National Unity Day.
Like the famous old joke says: What is the oldest profession? Answer? To quote that great son of the Mississippi, Mark Twain, no, not lady of the horizontal persuasion, but those of the “Madam, I’m Adam” persuasion: ie: gardener. The one who, in German murder mysteries, is as opposed to the … Continue Reading And Sir Walter Scott Lived Here: And Now For A Small Digression: The Genesis Of Murder Mysteries