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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 12: Villages of Rhodes

Wander with Thor and me through the cobbled lanes of Greek villages on the sunny island of Rhodos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return to this magical land … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: I Dodge a Bullet

This is a true story. The names and titles have been changed to protect the guilty. A longtime collaborator whose movie script I was novelizing referred a client to me. ”He approached me to do this,” he said, ”but I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 11: Beautiful Beaches of Rhodes

Touring ancient sites is hot, dusty work in the Greek islands. The solution: visiting the fabulous beaches for cooling swims in the clear blue Aegean! And a cold beer doesn’t hurt. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Practices Retirement

I’m practicing retirement. It’s a four-day weekend for me (dear reader, if you read last Sunday’s blog, you know of what I speak). The first day was Friendsgiving, between folks who’d rather not join the family—mine all live in California. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 9: Classical Lindos on Rhodes

The lovely Classical remnants of the Lindos acropolis hover like a dream on the rocky cliffs high above the deep blue Aegean Sea. Come climb these layers of history with me. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too … Continue reading

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Ten Things

For a while some twenty years ago, there was this meme going around that maintained you might not be as boring as you think you are. I’d like to believe that, but I don’t. About as far as I can … Continue reading

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The Inspiration Fairy

This last weekend I attended Orycon 39 with a bunch of very fine people. I had a great time, and I got to meet a lot of terrific people and visit with friends I hadn’t seen in forever. There’s never … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 8: Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters

Explore with me the fortress-within-a-fortress built by the Medieval Knights of St. John, and restored by the Italian Fascists in gaudy splendor. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to return … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 5: the Ancient Agora

Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. I recently made a fabulous 3-week return trip there, to research additional … Continue reading

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Disappointments and New Windows

I’ve suffered some disappointments this last week. Well, one major one that also hits the pocketbook. An academic gig I thought I had fell through. I thought I’d been offered the job, actually, but apparently I was mistaken. Anyhow, it’s … Continue reading

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