One of the things you have to learn, preferably fast, when you move to Gutenberg Land, is the fact that everything here has a solid tradition, rules, values, and all are written in stone. Like the legend that the symbol of Gutenberg Land, Gutenberg University, and the Gutenberg 05 soccer team, a white letter y, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: What Do Isis, Osiris, And The 05 Soccer Team Have In Common?
If the above confuses you, welcome to the club. Gutenberg Land, you see, is a big follower of customs- down to the smallest detail- and then reading a book, or watching a tv show about it to find out why. (Or just drinking a couple with friends, and pretending they know why- To which I … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Why Would A Nice Catholic English Saint Lady Lead A Charge Against Drunk Celts On Beltane Eve?
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 here filled the Easter weekend … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: It’s Easter- So Bring On The Minkies
Gutenberg Land is, to put it in a nutshell, one of the more unusual places on this planet to spend Easter. ie First there are the historical traditions: the capping of village wells with a crown of large, croquet hoop shaped, willow slips, to which centuries old and carefully packed away each year, blown out … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Flying Squirrels, And Other Easter Traditions
Every year I write a song for my choirs for Christmas. Basis: Thankfulness, joy of Christmas, lights, gala, gold tinsel, wassail, celebration, because of The Birth. And the tone? and this is a real joy for me- experimental traditional. Every year I try to push the envelope. Do something new. Learn something myself. A couple … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Falalalala And All That Jazz
Wednesday morning Central European Time, I woke to find a not finished US election, a huge uproar "will he, won't he, will he, won't he," CNN talking and talking and talking, the German news explaining and explaining, and explaining, or, well, ....not explaining. And all from the politician's understanding of politics. ie what was good … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Donald, The Germans, And Angie.
"I read the news today, oh boy..." Geek news. All about: an Octobot- one of those slimy wiggly eight-armed bots which are "completely autonomous." Completely autonomous? As in you come home one night and discover that instead of cleaning the house and fixing dinner, it has changed the locks, and is now sitting in your … Continue reading What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?
Yesterday was a special day for Harald and I. So we chucked everything, took a day off, and went to one of our favorite places: Eltville. Alta Villa. Right on the water, the city of roses, and where Gutenberg "retired." Ie, toward the end of his life, he was broke. As he always was, since, … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Buoy Bells And Ancient Manuscripts
Try as I will, it's hard for me to realize that just a couple of days ago, I was in Kew Garden. That's the Royal Botanical Gardens about a half hour by train outside of central London. And one of my favorite places on this earth. Now I'm a park person anyway. Any time we … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Kewing Up, Nun and Vampire Cemeteries, And Douglas Adams’ Pens.