Dragons’ Breath, Writers’ Breath, Save Your Breath.

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.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, We May Survive After All.

Yesterday we took a couple of hours off to meet a distant cousin in a gorgeous botanical Garden in Frankfurt. Called the Palm Garden, you can not only walk the huge area, and enjoy the lake, and the flowers, and the sunshine, you can also absorb the sounds. And the smells. And learn a lot. … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, We May Survive After All.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Is Hacking The New Graffiti?

Today we had a couple of hours off, and hadn't gotten a whole lot of fresh air lately- oops- so we took out our handy-dandy public transport card- university to Rhine and all points east, and headed downtown. On the Rhine- Picture seven hills-each with it's own area of specialization- University, ancient fort on the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Is Hacking The New Graffiti?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pace And Pacing

One of the literary theories I like most, and find most applicable to life, is that you can create an atmosphere by changing the pace of what you are doing. Umberto Eco was an expert at this- see the Name of the Rose. Real Life in those days, medievally-speaking, was considered a metronome marking (they … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Pace And Pacing

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Moguntia U And The Viral Philo-Door

Yesterday, over a quick Greek dinner after a VERY long day at the U, the discussion turned to, as it often does when foreign guests are on board, Moguntia U versus the rest of the world. Main topic last night: Presence. Also called branding. As in: Our president, a very nice man who has apparently … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Moguntia U And The Viral Philo-Door

A Day In The Life: How Should I Know Why The Dryer Is Spinning Backwards?

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?

And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Jellied Eel And Hot Dog School Of Politics

Every couple of weeks, a group of us Gutenbergers, mostly ex-pat, but also local English speakers, some of whom are VERY good at the language, meet up with, gasp, those from that other state capitol on the other side of the Rhine, (which shall remain nameless for the protection of those of the lineage of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Jellied Eel And Hot Dog School Of Politics

“This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”

Anyone else out there remember the late sixties? (Not that I do- my grandmother must have told me about it- I would put a smiley here, if I didn't hate them so much, weren't raised in an age where you thought about what people wrote, so that you heard the smile in their writing which … Continue reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”

And Gutenberg Lived Here: Two Tales And A London Cabbie

Today started, as days often start in my world, with me with my hand stuck in the coffee machine. Actually, it is not all that wild of a story, infinitely logical even- Harald the mathematician's comment when I told him about it- Thank you Mr Spock. So anyway, there I was with my hand in … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Two Tales And A London Cabbie