The Rambling Writer, Reflections on Greece: The Journey of Oedipus

As I reflect on my travels in Greece, while working on my novel THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, I’ll be weaving together threads of thoughts and photos here. I recently reread the consummate Greek tragedy, “Oedipus Rex.” The cautionary tale of Oedipus, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Inspiration for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION

A return visit to thoughts about my novelist research and inspiration in Greece. NOTE: My apologies, but due to a pulled muscle in my back (a bit too enthusiastic with gardening lately??), I must postpone the promised post of reflections … Continue reading

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Creating Monsters

by Phyllis Irene Radford From ghoulies and ghosties / And long-leggedy beasties / And things that go bump in the night, / Good Lord, deliver us! — Robert Burns What was your first nightmare? Chances are it was your worst because it … Continue reading

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Re-reading Ursula Le Guin – Coda Saying Goodbye at the Gate: Reflections on “No Time To Spare (Thinking About What Matters)”

While I was updating my Le Guin collection with the Hainish books I lacked, in preparation for my Big Re-Read of 2018, I also decided to pick up Ursula Le Guin’s last book, a collection of blog posts and essays, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 29: Farewell to Greece– For Now

  Thor and I have enjoyed sharing our journey through the incredible landscapes, history, and mythology of Greece. To wrap up this blog series, here are some highlights in photos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin re-read: the Hainish Novels – Part 2: The Masterpieces – The Left Hand of Darkness, The Disposessed

  In one sense these books are almost brackets of the Hainish cycle. The Disposessed is positioned right at a beginning of the regathering of the worlds into a body of union, an alliance, in terms of a League of … Continue reading

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