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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 1

Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. Life always seemed to intervene. So Thor and I decided to celebrate our ten-year anniversary … Continue reading

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Really Not the Story We’re Looking For

I went to see Wonder Woman because so many women — feminist women — said they cried when they saw it. That led me to believe that, even though it was a superhero movie based on a mass market comic, … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “Commando Bats” by Sherwood Smith

Commando Bats by Sherwood Smith

Commando Bats by Sherwood Smith Hera is angry with Zeus and the rest of the male gods. She takes their powers, and comes to Earth, handing them out to random old women, saying that the weakest have the most wisdom, … Continue reading

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Runaways, sex, and Greek mythology: DANNY by Steven Harper

  I have a tough time reading books with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of “I was given mega-powers because I was a mega-victim.” I should … Continue reading

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