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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 7: Rhodes Old Town

Wander the labyrinth of the Medieval walled city of  Rhodos Old Town, getting lost and found in this thriving community that links modern tourism with 2500 years of history. Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Autumn Color in the Mountains

Now that “winter is coooming,” and the gloomy gray rain of the usual Pacific Northwest slog through the dark days is looming, here are a few highlights of my last couple of autumn hikes with Thor and Bear dog, to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 6: Fabulous Rhodes

Visiting the island of Rhodes — or Rhodos, as the Greeks translate the name — is an escape into sensual beauty. And, of course, more rich layers of history. Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years … 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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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 4: Athens Today

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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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 3: Ancient Gods & Goddesses

Note: 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. I recently returned from a fabulous 3-week return trip there, to research additional settings … Continue reading

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Bladerunner 2049 Needs an Editor!

(a quickie film review; I’ll try to avoid spoilers) I’ve been a big fan of the original “Bladerunner” since it first showed in the theaters, so was really looking forward to this sequel. I avoided seeing any trailers or reading … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 2: Ancient Athens

Note: 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. I recently returned from a fabulous 3-week return trip there, to research additional settings … Continue reading

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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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