The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 9: Ancient Phaistos and Kamares Ware

Thor and I complete our tour of the lovely Phaistos site and admire the distinctive pottery found in the nearby sacred Kamares Cave. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 8: Mysteries of Ancient Phaistos

Thor and I trace the labyrinthine ruins of this Minoan palace-city where I camped years ago to listen to voices of the ancient past. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 7: Back to the Sea

Thor and I diligently pursue our physical and spiritual therapy in the clear, nurturing Mediterranean off Southern Crete. 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 6: Falassarna Whispers

Join me in another flashback to my early backpacking trip across Crete, when I camped in the Minoan ruins of Falassarna and heard whispers from the past. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 4: South Coast Memories

Another flashback to my hippie backpacking days on Crete, camping and exploring the rugged south coast. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 2: A Minoan Cemetery

Join Thor and me as we literally delve into an ancient Minoan cemetery on Crete, while excavations continue to unearth treasures. 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 Returns to Crete, Part 1: Rethymno

After 37 years, I return to this singular Greek island — virtually a country to itself in size and culture — and bring Thor along to meet “glorious Kriti.” I was a hippie backpacker in my twenties when I first … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 39: Farewell to Delos

Thor and I wind up our second Mediterranean trip at the top of sacred Delos in the center of the Cyclades (“circle”) Greek islands. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 38: Dionysos on Delos

Dionysos, god of wine, fruitfulness, and ecstatic revelry, was honored alongside Apollo and Artemis on Delos and nearby Mykonos. Join Thor and me as we visit his sanctuary. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my … Continue reading

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