B is for bed

“As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.” Or: “You made your bed, now sleep in it.” (Wie man sich bettet, so liegt man.) This is rather moralizing, don’t you think? Unless, of course, you’re Gianna Nannini singing Kurt Weill. Anyhow, life sometimes lets you get up and remake the bed, and […]

A is for apples

Advent is here, and here comes my advent calendar, based on the alphabet and my favorite sayings. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This seems to be based on the olde English saying, “Ate an apfel avore gwain to bed, make the doctor beg his bread.” “It’s as American as apple pie.” Did […]