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The Rambling Writer’s Reading List for Greece

As you read this, I’ll be winding up my long-anticipated return trip to Greece. It will be very different, I’m sure, from my months-long backpacking adventure in the 1980s, but I’m also sure it will once more be magic. It’s … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Respect Your Elders

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) Just as every society recognizes that children are not the same as adults, I think every society, to one degree or another, has respect for its elders. After all, age … Continue reading

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No, I Won’t Put You in My Book

My daughters gave me this t-shirt a few years ago. I don’t wear a lot of t-shirts–particularly t-shirts with slogans on them–but I keep it for exercising and for those times when a t-shirt is required. However, as regards my … Continue reading

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A Trip to France 2: Avignon

by Brenda W. Clough. I planned this trip so long ago that I cannot remember why we mae Avignon our headquarters. But it is a supremely Provençal city, full of sidewalk dining and history. Here is a shot taken from … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Childhood

(This post is part of my Patreon-supported New Worlds series.) Every culture in the world recognizes that there are some important differences between a newborn baby and an adult, a growing child and an elderly person. We all go through … Continue reading

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The Language Attic: Hylic

One of the words my sweetheart’s daughter wanted to look up when she came over the other night was hylic. According to our big fat dictionary, it means “of or pertaining to matter; corporeal.” But the more interesting definition was … Continue reading

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The Plot Proceeded Apace…But Ran Out of Space

Warning: I don’t believe I’ve posted any spoilers for GAME OF THRONES or ORPHAN BLACK, but sometimes what constitutes a spoiler is a matter of opinion, so be warned. Pacing. It’s something I’ve been thinking about these past few weeks. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Celebrates 10 Years of Hiking with Thor

Thor and I recently celebrated ten years together by repeating one of our favorite outings, the first hike we made together in 2007, from the Artist Point staging area below Mt. Baker (above), along Ptarmigan Ridge Trail, and down into … Continue reading

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New Worlds: Happy Birthday!

New Worlds started up on the first Friday of March, so this is as good a week as any to declare the six-month anniversary of the series! And, in a happy coincidence, it is also my birthday. 🙂 If you’ve … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Returns from Westeros, Part 4

King’s Landing, Casterly Rock and Highgarden. After the dark spookiness of Harrenhal, King’s Landing, as disreputable and dishonorable as its rulers were, was a welcome sight. It is indeed a beautiful place, seen from our small plane as we swooped … Continue reading

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