The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 6: The Traditional Village of Olympos

Join Thor and me for another hair-raising drive up the twisting mountain roads of Karpathos Island to visit the traditional village of Olympos perched high above the sea. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 5: The Ancient Acropolis of Karpathos

With the fringes of Cyclone Zorba whipping up wind and rough surf, Thor and I climbed the ancient cliff fortress of Arkasa. And then, of course, we managed to find a sheltered cove for a swim in the brisk, clear … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 4: Rugged Karpathos

Fleeing ahead of Cyclone Zorba before it hit Athens, Thor and I landed on this sparsely populated island of steep cliffs, gemlike coves, quaint villages… and inquisitive goats! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 3: Around the Athens Acropolis

Before Thor and I take you with us to some fabulous Aegean islands, we’ll take a quick tour around and atop the Acropolis–sites too beautiful and historically important to skip! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 2: Athens, Gateway Old & New

Every trip to Greece should start with Athens, the hub of Greek culture old and new. It’s been our gateway to the islands, so first we’ll take a jet-lagged wander through its busy streets. NOTE: Since our trip last fall … Continue reading

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Koffee Kulture Kitchen

Yesterday with a handful of young colleagues, I visited the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. This flagship spot-for-the-hip was launched in Capitol Hill, an old neighborhood of Seattle within spitting distance of downtown and a lot more interesting. Installed in a venerable … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 1: Highlights

Join Thor and me as we go island-hopping to explore new settings for my novel-in-progress. And, of course, check out more beaches for swims in the clear blue seas! As THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT (the sequel to THE ARIADNE CONNECTION) takes … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2

Thor and I are wrapping up our Greek island hopping, now on Naxos for more setting research for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION sequel. Stay tuned for a new Greece blog series starting next Saturday! Meanwhile, the stunning, massive Portara on Naxos, … Continue reading

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