Since, as a singer, you almost never know where you are going to be, and when you are going to be there, and since I am married to a mathematician, to whom a vacation consists of a conference near Disneyworld, (with one day layover) or Colorado Springs (conference plus four days of beautiful mountain hiking) … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Is There A Plane In The Honeymoon Suite
Have you ever ruffled a deck of cards, missed your timing, and had them come flying down, fountain-like, on you and everyone else unlucky enough to decide to play cards with you? Alice in Wonderland like? Actually, in a much milder form, that was happened to me this morning. Only they weren't playing cards. They … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Coffee, Chalk, And A Mountain Of Cards
Yesterday we and some friends decided to go to the movies. Nothing controversial, nothing too chick flicky- these are Hunsruck mountain men- no Transformer hero Action men we are intelligent, thinking, modern working women, and besides, we, les girls, are all already married, so we don't have to put up with Bruce Lee meets Wonder … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Movies, Vampires, and the Industrial Revolution.
Have there ever been moments in your life where you looked back on something and thought "Whatever was I thinking?" Ours was a so-called "night of horrors" put on by musicians and a writer I studied with several years ago, who run a marvelous actors company here called Kryptonite Radio Theater. And kryptonite it is. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Never Go To Something Named “Night Of Horrors”
There are moments in any marriage when, no matter how much you love your partner, and I definitely do adore Harold, with every inch of my heart, and soul, but still, there are those moments, when you just want to order a doghouse from Amazon, and put his stereo and bedding in it, and lock … Continue reading A Day In The Life: How Should I Know Why The Dryer Is Spinning Backwards?
I read the news today, Oh Boy. Wild boar, once a major threat to life and limb in England- and therefore hunted, and endangered by ecological factors, were once close to extinction. And placed on the endangered list. Then reintroduced, both legally and illegally. Followed by a break-out at a farm, which imported boar from … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Ecology And The Married Girl: Don’t Boar Me.
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, not the neighbors.) So anyway, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And The Beat Goes On
Reading a blog today, by a mathematician called Joseph Nebus who writes about, among other things, cartoons, especially cartoons about math, my wheels suddenly started rotating. And not the kind you have to have weighted and balanced at a garage. No, this was one of those sudden deja vu things. Like, the fact that mathematicians … Continue reading Hooray For Crusader Rabbit
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 of parsley on the bride … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, Guys- So Which Genius Invented A Parsley Anniversary Already?
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