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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 21: Earth Goddess in Ancient Delphi

Stand with me at the “navel of the earth” in ancient Delphi, where the earliest Neolithic settlers worshipped an Earth Goddess NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 20: A Pilgrimage to Ancient Delphi

Follow with me in the footsteps of countless pilgrims to the sacred site of Delphi, spiritual center of the ancient Greek world and home of the famous oracle. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 19: Farewell to Naxos Island

Take a last ramble around the lovely island of Naxos with Thor and me, as we vow to return to this blissful home of Ariadne and Dionysos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 18: Naxos, Tracking the Wild Kouros

After being welcomed by the spirits of Ariadne and Dionysos to their blissful island, Thor and I set off to find the giant Kouros statues abandoned in the countryside near ancient marble quarries. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 17: A Voyage to Naxos, Home of Dionysos

Following the voyage of mythical Ariadne, we ply the “wine-dark sea” to the island of Naxos, where she met and married Dionysos, god of wine and ecstatic revelry. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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Ponce Chronicles: Getting There Is Half the Fun

(For the first post of this series, see Ponce Chronicles Deja Vu.) Our plans for the repair of the hurricane damage to the Puerto Rico house called for me to follow my wife Allysen after a week or so, when … Continue reading

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The Tesla Diaries: 7. Maintenance

(This post is part of a blog series. In case you haven’t read it, here’s the first post.) An ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car requires a lot of maintenance. Oil changes, spark plugs, belts, lubing, etc., etc. Usually three or … Continue reading

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Ponce Chronicles: Déjà Vu Strikes Again!

For a couple of years now, I have been chronicling my wife’s and my adventures in restoring the home in Puerto Rico that Allysen’s parents built forty-some years ago. Last year we got it all fixed up and available to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 16: Farewell to Santorini

Join us in one more stroll along the caldera-edge walkway for last glimpses of this spectacular volcanic Greek island. And after a peek at artifacts of the ancient Hellenic settlement of Thera, a ferry ride! NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 15: Around & About on Santorini

The precipitous cliff-edge villages of Santorini–officially the Greek island of Thira–invite leisurely rambles along the cobbled lanes overlooking the flooded volcanic caldera. And, of course, stops for refreshment at scenic cafes like Mama Thira’s. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip … Continue reading

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