Ever since I wrote the blog about March yesterday, I’ve been thinking. It doesn’t get more dangerous than that. But this time, I was thinking peaceful. Like… March is named for Mars, the god of war. It comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Like a lot … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: That’s What You Get For Thinking About March
Yesterday was wind-down Tuesday here in Mardi Gras capitol Gutenberg Land. So far we have had: “cut the mens’ ties off, storm the town hall, old ladies dancing in the streets” Thursday, Then “you can’t get a hair appointment, buy flowers, or candy, or really anything but milk-less hard rolls, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Carnival In Review: Duck When They Throw The Candy, And Mercy For Sykes.
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?
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
Last weekend one of those special family holidays snuck up on us- the type that here in Gutenberg land is called a “round birthday” and always celebrated as an “event” of the kind where you need to rent the San Francisco Cow Palace, invite everyone you call friend, and, here … Continue Reading And Erasmus Lived Here: Of Alemannics, Catholics, And Long-Short Reds.
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.
“No man is an island…” Unless you live in Gutenberg Land. Where, at the moment, Harald and I, having just gotten home from Pitlochry, washed about 16 loads of still rain-damp laundry, and having a marvelous time looking at pictures we snapped while pretending not to be tourists- fat chance … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Believe It Or Not, We Are Walled Off Due To German Unity Day.
Last night we went to one of those ancient historical culture phenomena, no, not Bavarian dancing in dirndl dresses and short leather pants and hat with goat’s beard, like you always see on the news, or on shows like NCIS, whose local production staff took them all the way to … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Quaint Ancient Local Customs, And Not So Ancient Greek Restaurants.
And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.
A couple of days ago, I got a neat little icon picture thingy, a “W” in a laurel wreath, with a silver loving cup and the inscription “Happy Anniversary.” It was signed by Herman, my personal happy engineer. Thank you, Herman. I didn’t even know we were going together. Are … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Happy Engineers Named Herman, “Hermann Ze German,” And Global Warming Through Earl Grey.
In case you read the above title, didn’t have a clue what I am writing about, and therefore squealed “Eeeew. I don’t think so” and went back to reading the news about political Armageddon, the above is from Dr Who. Well, maybe not the bit about the Eurovision. That will … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Slitheens, Raxacoricofallipatorian, And The Eurovision Song Contest.
With nuclear threats whirling in the air, and Gutenberger having to decide if it is safe to go to Easter sunrise service in the huge cathedral here in Gutenberg land, the trains threatening to strike, and rumors of high levels of toxins in the Easter cheese, the local tv channels … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: It’s Easter- So Bring On The Minkies
One of the most interesting, and perhaps unexpected things about the Carnival season here in Gutenberg Land, is that you suddenly learn things you would never expect to learn from Carnival. By which I mean: turn on the tv, or put on your costume, and go to a “hall meeting” … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Our Traffic Is Worse Than Tokyo???
One of the most fascinating facts about living in Gutenberg Land is that when anything happens to do with the US of A, here called usa, five minutes later, the German people have formed an opinion. Most of the people in our little town have never met an American- perhaps … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Presidents And Precedents