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.
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 come later. But, should you … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Slitheens, Raxacoricofallipatorian, And The Eurovision Song Contest.
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 wished to be published. A … 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 to shake hands- but certainly … 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 "news" is available as: CNN … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: TV or Not TV: The Case For Training Farriers.
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.
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
Sorry, but I just couldn't pass this one up: apparently, Melbourne, that's in Australian, is right in the middle of their yearly so-called sex-po, a trade fair for the erotic trades, this year featuring: get ready, this is really good- ta da- pole-dancing robots. yes, you heard me right- pole dancing robots. And the gigabit … Continue reading And Miss Phryne Fisher Lived Here: Nuts, Bolts, Sex, And Moolah
I read an article today that absolutely fascinated me: A smart watch that runs on body heat. Totally. I kid you not. The heat produced by your body, and escaping through your skin, assuming you are a normal, warm-blooded being, is enough to run a very sophisticated smart watch. AND... store enough energy in the … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Invisible Watches, Body Heat, And The Real Dr Who
Yesterday, over coffee, a friend and I got into a discussion of ta da- the Id. Well actually, it started with the ides, as in- quick, stab me, I've got one of those classes- went through a progression of bad puns- ide-ology, ide-olotry ide- rather be in Kansas, progressed through a series of discussions on … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: As The Id Goes Marching On