Cafe Reads: THE WOLVES OF MIRR, by Paul Piper

The Wolves of Mirr, an eco-thriller/mystery/magical realism novel that defies easy classification, hits several of my sweet spots: Poetically-rendered wilderness settings, complex characters, intertwining physical and psychological dangers, and a strong thread of ancient Greek mythology. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 5: Fountains of Rome

Join Thor and me as your Italy virtual vacation continues with walks taking us to some of the famous fountains of Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 4: The rest of the Roman Forum

Follow along with Thor and me as your Italy virtual vacation continues with our ramble through the Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 3: The Roman Forum

Your virtual vacation to Italy continues as Thor and I explore the ancient Roman Forum, center of political, religious, and commercial life. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 2: The Roman Colosseum

Your retro virtual vacation to Italy 2008 with Thor and me launches with a deep dive into ancient Rome and its signature Colosseum that hosted gladiatorial combat. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 1: Highlights

Since new trips are still off the books with the pandemic continuing, come join Thor and me for a retro virtual vacation in Italy 2008! Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Pandemic Pool

Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading

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