As I write this, we are leaving September, the silly season, when the cats, birds, and football fans, having partaken of a bit too much of the sweet new wine, or gigantic pretzels and huge rings of baloney, or the locals, seasick from too many “for your birthday, here is … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: October: When The Silly Season Meets The “Oh I Forgot.”
And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Cows, Collars, Satellites, Furniture Polish Tea, And Early Morning News.
By seven this morning, I had done the housework, prepared the officer in command in charge of the math’s breakfast, written a good two hours- we don’t sleep much here due to the constant noise of the ever-expanding “biggest job provider in the region”- the Frankfurt airport- and decided it … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Cows, Collars, Satellites, Furniture Polish Tea, And Early Morning News.
Did you ever have one of those weeks…? And this is the point where normal people put down a list of the totally bizarre and freaky things that happened to them in the last seven days, knowing full well that, even though such things happen, and are freaky, and weird, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: And Finally It Was Sunday.
And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Stillness of Three O’clock, Electric Candles, And A Chorister’s Ration of Eggnog
One of the biggest things about celebrating Good Friday here in Gutenberg Land is the extreme clash of opposites. The ever-growing number of “free church” members- anyone not Catholic or Lutheran, the two state churches, take things very very seriously on this day, with groups overnighting in the church, in … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Stillness of Three O’clock, Electric Candles, And A Chorister’s Ration of Eggnog
Friday, coming home from conducting, the BEAST hit. Well, actually, it was more like a beastlet. Or a beasturtium, or a beastiary conundrum. Why? It hit with a flurry, dropped about a foot of snow, then brought its little brother for a visit, melting everything the beasti beastorum had dropped. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hula In The Snow For Your Health.
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
When I went to school, yes, way back then, it was astrology- “You are definitely a Pisces” “Nope,” “but some water sign” “Nope” “Well then it must be an earth sign.” “Uh, if you’re playing this until you get it right, I’m born in the sign of milk.” That works … Continue Reading Here We Go Again: The Most Super Of New Stitions.
A couple of weeks ago, I got a mail in my box telling me about holiday gifts and toys, and warning me which ones can be switched on to listen in on your family. The list ranged from tvs, refrigerators and other kitchen appliances, to children’s toys, including bears, and … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hark, Is That A Parrot I Hear?
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?
And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?
When your field of study was comparative lit, your view of the world tends to be just a little different from most folks (Not that everyone else’s isn’t- Or have you ever tried to discuss a new film with a dentist? Sorry all dentists out there. Make that mathematicians. Oops. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Have We Moved From ‘Bonanza’ To ‘Three’s Company’ To ‘Sex And The City’ Only To Get To Vampire Filk?
I was raised all my life with animals. A grandfather, uncles, cousins, all in the performing animal film industry- over a hundred dogs, four horses, a few camels, and a very famous cat- no not the one who cha-chas backwards for cat chow. Think more a severely Cumberbatch of a … Continue Reading The Case of The Arf-ful Dodgers: Who Do You Call- Lassie or Pywackit?
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 … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, We May Survive After All.
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.
And Gutenberg Lived Here: “On The Socially Influenced Evolution Of The Rehearsal Comedy- And Other Noises Off.” LOL.
Yes, I know the title sounds like Groucho Marx , dressed in tails and mortar board, lecturing on the state of the union. But Voila All I really mean is the fact that: Way back when, like 1671 someone, like George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, registered a play he … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: “On The Socially Influenced Evolution Of The Rehearsal Comedy- And Other Noises Off.” LOL.
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
Every morning my husband and I put on the coffee, and the stand -up- the -spoon super black tea, plunk ourselves down in front of the tube, and watch the news for a quarter of an hour or so. Or used to At the moment here in Gutenberg Land, the … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: TV or Not TV: The Case For Training Farriers.