About Sara Stamey

Award-winning author Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 21: Sacred Symbols and Shrines

A last tour of the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, with an eye on the artifacts of sacred symbols and shrines. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 20: The Minoan Earth Goddess

Treasures in the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology illustrate the story of the ancient goddess of nature and fertility. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 19: Minoan Burial Practices

Join Thor and me as we visit a Minoan cemetery and admire the painted larnakes — earthenware caskets — and grave offerings in museums on Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 18: Minoan Frescoes

Join Thor and me as we marvel at the glorious, joyful images capturing slices of life in the vanished Minoan culture. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Will Return Next Week

This week I’ve been tending to family medical issues, as I’m the one still standing. I promise my readers those Minoan frescoes next Saturday! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 17: Iraklion Museum, Architecture & Art

We continue our tour of the fabulous Museum of Archaeology with a focus on architecture, pottery development, and other arts. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 16: Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, Early Minoans

We’re back on Crete, at the world’s finest collection of Minoan artifacts, in the Iraklion museum. We’ll start with the oldest artifacts, from Neolilthic to the early Palatial period. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand: Preview

And now for something totally different: Thor and I make our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. Some preview photos here! Your jet-lagged rambling writer is still absorbing all the rich experiences of our three-week trip, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 15: Thor’s Take on the Minoans

It’s Thor’s turn to weigh in on our Greek rambles. After all, he’s been my hero driver and beloved companion on many adventures! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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